Home renovations in Vancouver have a bit of a reputation for being stressful and exhausting affairs. While you might encounter some surprises along the way, a renovation doesn't have to be a bad experience. The Vancouver design and build contractors at Coastline Development Group Ltd want you to know that a home renovation can go smoothly as long as you take the time to properly prepare for it. Here are five tips to help you do just that. Decide Where You Will Be Staying During the Renovation Depending on the scope and nature of your renovation, you may be able to simply sleep, eat, and live in another part of your home, or you may have to seek temporary accommodations elsewhere. Whatever you decide you need to do, make sure that you are all set up with your living arrangements before the renovations begin.
Move or Cover Your Furniture Next, clear the renovation area of any furniture and belongings, and decide if you should move or at least cover any furniture in adjacent areas of your home. Dust and debris from a renovation in one area of your home are very likely to kick up and settle in other areas. A good design and build contractor in Vancouver will do their best to contain it all, but some dust during the renovation process is simply part of the deal. Empty Shelves and Take Down Wall Décor in Adjacent Rooms Make sure, as well, that there are no more paintings, mirrors, or display items touching the wall in the areas adjacent to where the renovation will be. With all of the drilling and hammering that's going to take place, you don't want your belongings or wall décor to come crashing to the ground.
Have a Plan for Your Pets If you have pets, then, before any home renovation in Vancouver, you need to decide what to do with them. The loud noises will send dogs and cats scurrying, and smaller birds or rodents won't be happy either. Renovation areas can also be full of hazards, so it's best to keep your pets secure in another room or another house altogether.
Make Sure You're Working with a Contractor You Can Trust Working with a Vancouver design and build contractor who understands your needs, schedule, and budget can make all of the difference in the world when it comes to lessening your stress. Professional, trustworthy contractors will have liability insurance and WBC coverage and will be able to give you a comprehensive appraisal before starting work.
Coastline Development Group Ltd is your number one choice for home renovations in Vancouver. We offer complete design and build services throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor and the Lower Mainland. We have full WCB coverage and three million dollars of liability insurance. Most importantly of all, we will listen to your wants and work with you to create your dream home. To get a free appraisal and cost estimate for your Vancouver home renovation, just contact Coastline Development Group Ltd today.