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1 Set your goals.  Make lists about the things you’d like to change in your house, and things that you like about your house. You can ask the people that live with you to participate. That will help you to express to the contractors what you want.

2 Be informed.  A renovation can be a difficult process. Noise, distractions, dust and other inconveniences are a part of the whole thing, and sometimes are unavoidable. But they can be managed. Take time to understand the workers schedule and make your home accessible to them. Talk to them so that their schedule also accommodates your lifestyle. It’s also a good idea to plan some nights out to get away from all that noise.

3 Communicate well.  You need to know exactly what you’re getting into before the work starts. So ask a lot of questions and confirm all the details. Try to be available during the day, so you can help your contractor make fast decisions.

4 Try to have a bigger budget
Usually, people spend up to 20 percent more on their renovations than planned. If you plan this ahead, you’ll be at ease when those extra costs show up.

5 Check your contractor’s references. A good contractor pays attention to details, such as placing drop cloths and cleaning the site each day, is courteous of your time, follows up with your questions and bills on a regular basis.


So there you have it! Hope your renovation goes well. Of course you can always count on Action Building to help you with yours!