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Home Improvement  /  October 5, 2017

Avoiding the Common Causes of Remodeling Stress

Giving your home a grand makeover can be an exciting experience, but it can also be stressful, especially if it’s your first time. With many considerations, from materials to budget, it’s imperative to make the right decisions.

Remodeling Stress

Fortunately, there are several ways to enjoy a smooth and trouble-free remodeling experience. All it takes is to know how to deal with factors that lead to stress. Handyman Connection® of Eden Prairie discusses what they are:

Making Too Many Changes

It can be tempting to change your orders once construction begins, thinking they might not achieve your desired results. This is where the problems start. Changing the design or materials can result in extra labor costs and longer project duration. Furthermore, going back and forth on ideas can cause excessive stress, which is why it’s best to consider your options carefully before making the final decision. If you can’t visualize how your project will look, be upfront with your pro in the beginning.

Misunderstanding Project Costs

An unclear picture of project costs along with adding extras may add up due to delays, order changes, and other uncontrollable factors. That said, before you start planning, make sure to do your research, and ask for estimates from different contractors. Request a ballpark breakdown of where the money will go, so you know how your choice of materials, appliances, and other items will affect the bottom line. You should also set aside 20% of your budget for contingencies.

Miscommunication

Communication is key to the success of a home remodel. It keeps track of the progress and helps avoid conflicts with your contractor. Agree on a weekly meeting when you can check for updates and address your concerns. You may also try being present on-site often to ask questions before things are done. By being clear and consistent in your communication, you can make your project worry-free. Be sure to avoid these remodeling problems to ensure smooth sailing during the project. If you’re in need of professional help, you can rely on the experts at Handyman Connection of Eden Prairie. Call us today at (952) 777-4875 to get started.

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