How to Speed up Your Home's Improvement Projects


| 11/27/2017 10:16:00 AM


Tags: home improvement, Megan Wild,

new home construction 

Having your home remodeled can be so overwhelming that many people just decide to accept whatever flaws their home has until they find another place to live. The process can be intimidating. It’s expensive, and you have to put your trust in people you don’t know. They aren’t in as big a hurry as you are.

But there are some things you just can’t do yourself. If you have to gut and replace a kitchen or bathroom, you want people with experience and know-how to do the job. You will have to have faith in them and reassurance that while there may be bumps in the road, things will eventually work out.

Once they start ripping things out, you are at their mercy and on their timeline. You’ll go to bed every night wondering if you will ever eat in your kitchen again or if the work crew will slowly become part of the family. While you may not be able to do the work, there are a few things you can do in advance and during the project to make sure things go smoothly and the job is completed as quickly as possible, which results in less of an impact on our Earth.

Clear Out the Work Zone

Don’t waste crew work time on moving your things out of the way, unless it’s part of the contract. Move your own couches or tables and cover them with plastic or a bed sheet. You are going to treat your fragile and precious items more gently than a hurried worker.

Try to make the work area someplace you never have to go into for the entire time of the project. You want your stuff out of the way, and you don’t want to be getting in the way of their tools or unfinished work areas. If you have valuables or cash in the house, put them in a safe deposit box or find a really good hiding place. You don’t want to tempt anyone to steal from you, and you don’t want to wrongly blame someone if something ends up missing.

looms
12/1/2017 8:33:56 AM

This is the worst article I've read..to speed things along just hire help!? Is this supposed to be some brilliant idea that no one has thought of?





mother earth news fair

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Feb. 17-18, 2018
Belton, Texas

More than 150 workshops, great deals from more than 200 exhibitors, off-stage demos, hands-on workshops, and great food!

LEARN MORE