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When you’re planning to remodel your home, it’s exciting to think about how different it will look once the dust clears and the mess is cleaned up. But before you can see the finished result, there’s quite a bit you have to do.
In fact, you need to do a lot of work before you even get started. You have to go shopping for materials, do a myriad of prep work—or if you’re planning to hire a contractor to tackle the project, scour online for potential candidates and then painstakingly interviewing them one by one.
And then there’s the actual renovation process. Are you wondering what to expect when renovating your home? Here are some things that go hand-in-hand with every home renovation.
A Lot of Noise
If you were hoping to nap through the entire renovation, we’re sorry to inform you that that may not be the best—or most realistic—idea. Renovations are obstreperous.
Expect nail guns, sanders, compressors, and other noise-making tools to grace your ears with their grating melodies. Even a task as simple as painting can make a lot of noise. If you plan to be on-site during the renovation and you’re sensitive to noise, invest in a pair of soundproof earplugs to keep the ruckus to a minimum.
Sea of Clutter
Remember how pristine your home was before the renovation started? Now there are tarps on the floor and the grass, debris everywhere, tools and supplies scattered around—and dust. An unbelievable amount of dust. The next thing to expect when renovating your home is a sea of clutter. Renovations are loud. They’re also dirty. Luckily, just like the noise, the messiness won’t last.
Make sure to be careful when you’re navigating your home mid-renovation. You don’t want to accidentally trip over something or destroy an expensive material by stepping on it. Additionally, in order to protect yourself and your sinuses from dust, paint fumes, and other harmful airborne contaminants, always wear a dust mask and goggles.
Changes in Plan
Most people head into home renovations with a detailed plan. By the end of the renovation, most homes look completely different than what was outlined in those plans. No, it’s not necessarily because everything went terribly wrong (although unexpected road bumps such as asbestos and unusual framing, wiring, and plumbing can all lead to a change in plans). It’s because a lot of homeowners change their minds as they see the renovation progress.
Were you imagining nice, dark cabinets? Now that you’re seeing the rest of the kitchen, maybe a subtle baby blue would be better. Or maybe you were originally set on cost-friendly vinyl siding only to find there’s more than enough money left for brick and stone. Plans change, and that’s fine. So long as you’re satisfied with the final result, that’s all that matters.
If you’re looking for siding installers in Minnesota
, we’ve got you covered. Viking Contractors can help make the renovation process easier by expertly installing siding, windows, and more on your behalf. Whether you have a small project or a big project that needs tackling, contact us today!