Once you’ve found a suitable custom or semi-custom home builder to help you with your whole-house remodeling project, the next step is to start the planning process. During this time, it’s normal to discover new structural limits and configurations that could introduce a lot of changes to your original blueprints. It’s actually better to uncover these challenges ahead of time instead of in the middle of construction.
Sometimes, even a well-thought-out remodeling plan can still hit a few snags during execution. It’s nearly impossible to plan an entire project perfectly but you can minimize some of these challenges by anticipating them. Here are a few pointers from our experts at Sadler Building Corporation on what you can do to better prepare for a whole-home renovation.
Asbestos and lead both pose a serious risk to you and your custom home builder. Unfortunately, they are very common in older homes. Before you begin demolishing your floors and walls, schedule a professional inspection to check for the presence of these dangerous elements. Resolving this issue immediately can save you a lot of trouble further down the road.
Storing Your Valuables
As its name suggests, a whole-home remodel involves, well, your whole home. While contractors will exercise the utmost care in keeping your furniture and other belongings safe during the build, it is still risky to keep them in your home in the meantime. Make preparations to temporarily store all your things in a safe place before starting your project to avoid any potential problems.
Lastly, make arrangements to move out temporarily while your remodeling is on-going. It goes without saying that this also means locking in the timeline for your whole project. Living in a hotel or even in a relative’s or friend’s place during construction is often an overlooked cost. Make sure you make space for the possibility of delays as you negotiate your temporary living arrangements.
At Sadler Building Corporation, we can help you with your whole-home remodel or custom home construction from start to finish. Give us a call at (757) 977-1041 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Chesapeake, VA, as well as other neighboring Virginia communities.