Home renovations are the best and the worst at the same time. They’re the best because you’re getting something so satisfying out of them – you’re elevating the aesthetic and value of your home, while hopefully making it more comfortable and sparking joy. They’re the worst because they’re so time and money intensive, and you never know what’s going to happen in the end. Will your hard work be worth it? Will there be a grave mis-step and it be a huge mistake? These are important questions to answer.
The team at RWSteel is familiar with homes. We’re familiar from the ground up. It starts by reinforcing them with the strongest foundation, but it continues when we’re passionate about the industry in which we work. Hence, the blog. We welcome brand new visitors and champions of our work alike, all with the intention of sharing information that will help you build and maintain your dream home. Today, it’s all about home renovations, in case you couldn’t tell. Here are some of our best tips:
Stay calm – Home renovations are stressful as mentioned previously, and they’re on the top ten list of things that can drive someone to get upset or angry. Others up there? Getting married, getting divorce and supporting those with deceased. Remember that the end result will be worth it and remember why you got into the project to begin with. We’re guessing it’s because an improvement or enhancement was important and we’re here to support you.
Do your homework – You thought you were past the worksheets and equations that you’d have to do when you got home after school, right? Consider this the school of life and the rating that you’ll receive is indicative of the quality of work that’s been done for you by a contractor. Don’t click on the first link that you see on a Website and don’t sign on the dotted line before you receive input from those closest to you. There are many amazing contractors in the industry that are skilled at different jobs. Take the time to get it right.
Plan in advance – home renovations can take longer than you anticipate, no doubt about it. A project that you think will be a week or two can turn into months. Use the two aforementioned tips and make sure that you have a clear view about how much time and effort (and money) it will take. Plot it out on paper and have the initial conversations with your contractors so that everyone is on the same page. Otherwise you’re getting into a whole different realm of challenges.
Bottom line, when you work with the best, you get the best. That’s why we strongly recommend that you partner with RWSteel on projects, specifically focusing on your foundation. We promise to remind you of all of the above on a regular basis and more importantly – put you first.
Questions? Comments? Please reach out. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.