5 Ways To Make Home Renovations Easier

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5 Ways To Make Home Renovations Easier

This special guest post is written by Alex from The Berger Bungalow where she writes about food and travel among other things. You should check out her site and enjoy her tips to get some remodeling done sooner rather than later!

Renovations are hard work! Remember the feeling of finding the perfect house with good bones that needed just a tiny bit of work? You had so many huge plans for it, but once you moved in it, those plans got pushed aside because it was just too much work and too hard. But, what if you had the opportunity to do the renovations and they were easier than expected?

That is what I am here to talk to you about today! There are ways to make your life easier when doing renovations and still get exactly what you want. Check out my favorite five ways to make home renovations easier below:

5 Ways To Make Home Renovations Easier

Do it before you move in

Doing it before you move in is always easier. For starters, you do not have to worry about getting your furniture dirty. This travel blogger posted that she had her popcorn ceilings scraped before she moved in and it saved her so much time and energy moving furniture back and forth between rooms, and also saved her time and energy from having to clean even more. On top of that, you will be out of the way. When you are in the middle of your renovation space, it takes longer because you are naturally moving things around when you are not working on your projects and will have to set up again once you get back to the renovation process. If you are hiring someone to do the work for you, it is just so much easier without kids, pets, and even adults walking around the space. They can leave all of their tools out, without having to clean up each evening, which definitely saves time. My final thought on doing it before you move in is that it could save you money – since it is easier for contractors to paint or remove carpet without a ton of furniture (or people), they can work faster and messier.

Know what you want

Going into a project knowing what you want is always essential. If you don’t have a picture of what you want or need, it will take up a lot of time and possible frustration trying to figure it out when you (or your contractors) are on a timeframe. Of course, you don’t need to know every single detail before you start the process, but an idea is always a great start!

 

Hire out the work

If you have kiddos running around, you know how hard it is to find the time to do the work yourself, or maybe you physically struggle with scraping ceilings, or standing on ladders. No matter your reason for wanting to hire out the work, it can be a lot faster for you and it is definitely much easier for you. If you are not hiring the contractors before you move in like I advised above, then at least try to schedule the work to be done while your kids are in school, when the dogs are out of the house, or when you are on vacation (best option for everyone!). Of course, if you are scheduling contractors to come out while you are on vacation, make sure you trust them! I would give a close friend or family member a key to your home so they can check in occasionally, ensuring that your home is safe and that the work is getting done. Another option for this is investing in a home security system, or just a camera like the Nest Cam.

 

Choose products that are easier to work with

There are so many products out there that can make your renovation process faster and easier. For example, Faux Brickwork looks like authentic brickwork, but it is faster, easier, and more affordable to install. Faux Brickwork is a leader in the supply of faux brickwork to the domestic and commercial world. They have an extensive range of products, but if you are looking for a specific style that you do not see on their website, feel free to reach out to their design team for custom ideas. I am sure you will find something that you love, though. There are panels that achieve rustic looks, modern looks, and sophisticated looks – you really cannot go wrong! If you are looking for an inexpensive and quick way to upgrade your fireplace surround, or a way to add texture to a room, definitely consider Faux Brickwork. They even have a 9 step installation guide online to help you succeed in your easy installation.

Save money

Finding ways to save money, like purchasing Faux Brickwork instead of regular bricks make it easier for your family because you are not concerned about money and do not have to limit your lifestyle in order to afford your renovations. Although saving money does not help the renovation process become easier, it makes your life easier and that’s why I added it to the list!

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