4 Tips for a Stress-Free Home Remodel

The prospect of remodeling is always a pleasant one: a new interior, a fresh look, and for some, a new start. However, a successful remodeling project requires a lot of work from yourself and your general contractor, which some may find stressful.

In this situation, here are some tips for a stress-free remodeling project:

  1. Keep a project notebook – Keep a single notebook for all your notes about your project. A simple loose-leaf notebook with a durable cover – you’ll be handling this notebook a lot – will be sufficient. Whether it’s a much-needed repair job or a major remodel, having a single place to refer to lets you keep the project focused and free from distractions. In addition to notes and sketches, you can also attach clippings and even the copy of the contract itself.

  2. Account for the unexpected – In a perfect world, every single project would be completed uneventfully. But unforeseen expenses sometimes come up with remodeling projects, so having an emergency budget (about 10 to 20% of the quoted cost) is important. And if it doesn’t get spent on the project, so much the better – treat it as a bonus and perhaps save the money for a rainy day.

  3. Keep communication lines open – A clear line of communication between you and the contractor keeps everyone on the same page. It also prevents miscommunication that could result in a project you would ultimately end up unhappy with. Being updated with the project helps reduce anxiety, so we always keep our clients apprised of their projects’ status.

  4. Vet your contractors – Speaking of confidence, you should have a contractor that you trust. Ask the contractor for references and make sure you call them. A local contractor is always ideal, as there’s a good chance they have worked for someone you know; use this opportunity to inspect their work firsthand. Also take the time to check their licenses, insurance, and manufacturer certifications – all of which we at Tusing Builders and Roofing Services will be happy to provide.

Tusing Builders and Roofing Services serves residents in and around Cleveland and Sandusky, Ohio. For stress-free remodeling or roofing projects, call us today at (866) 262-6115 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.