When it comes to renovating, there are a myriad of cruel and creative things that can derail your project (and your sanity). The trick is to prepare, plan and know when to go with the flow.
Here, Loni Parker, editor of Adore Home Magazine, shares the best ways to prepare for renovation hiccups, avoid disasters and guarantee your best chance of sticking to a budget and timeline.
1. PICK GOOD TRADES PEOPLE
According to Loni, word of mouth is the most reliable tool for picking tradespeople – and picking good tradespeople is the safest way to ensure your budget and timeline don’t get thrown out of whack.
“If you have a friend that has recently renovated, it’s really helpful to tap into their knowledge,” she says.
“Once you’ve found a good tradesperson, cling on to them for life! They will treat you well as well. Building up that relationship with your trades is important to get the best price overall.”
Loni also notes that with some companies, like Carpet Court, installation is included with the product.
“If you go with Carpet Court for your flooring, for example, they take care of everything so you don’t have to worry about it,” she says.