How to Prepare Your Home for a Remodel Project

How to Prepare Your Home for a Remodel Project

A remodeling project is an exciting task for homeowners. Nevertheless, a remodel project for your home is not an easy task and can be an overwhelming job. When it comes to renovating your home, there are a few ways to make the job easier, and the experience brighter. Before the start date, there are a few ways to prepare for construction. The area of your home that is to be remodeled will determine the extensive amount of preparation.

Clean Your Home

Clean and declutter the space that is to be renovated. When your home undergoes construction, you are most likely going to have to move things around anyway. Effectively cleaning the area as you move items to a different space can help the remodeling process. Best of all, organizing and getting rid of old or damaged items now can result in an easier time putting items away after the remodel is done. Removing precious items from the remodeling and surrounding areas is also beneficial to ensure your belongings are not damaged in the process. During the remodeling process, there is more movement to be expected in your house. This movement can be felt throughout your whole house. Remove any paintings, mirrors, or photos on your walls to ensure they are safe.

Understand the Process

The most stressful part about remodeling is the hassle and stress that come along with it. It is never easy seeing your home dirty and filled with dust from construction. There is no doubt that there will be dirt in your home during the span of the construction process. Although you might be tempted to pick up the mess, resist the urge. Oftentimes during construction, there are hazardous materials lying around, and without the proper shoes or apparel, you can hurt yourself. To minimize the mess, consider using a plastic wall barrier that separates the construction area from the rest of your home. This will decrease the amount of dirt that spreads throughout your home.


When it comes to remodeling, communication with your contractor is essential. Constant communication will decrease the chances of unexpected outcomes or miscommunication about certain issues. Efficient and well-versed contractors will make it a priority to ensure quality communication between themselves and homeowners. When it comes to your home, do not be afraid to ask questions for clarification or communicate expectations. Your contractors are there to serve you, and after all, this is your home.

Prepare for the Unexpected

A remodeling job is never easy, and most of the time it never goes completely according to plan. This can be due to a variety of reasons that are out of the contractor’s hands. Issues will come up and you will be forced to make decisions. Certain changes include alterations of designs and layouts due to unexpected electrical or plumbing problems. If you have a great contractor, they will communicate these issues the moment they arises. Keep in mind it is more beneficial for these problems to be acknowledged now rather than later when the renovation is finished. Having an idea of how to handle unexpected issues helps keep the project on track.

Know Where You Will Eat

If the renovation you choose is for your kitchen, then it is a good idea to know where you will prepare your food for the next few weeks. Investing in a grill of some sort will minimize the worry about food while also ensuring you do not spend hundreds of dollars on takeout throughout the duration of your renovation. Efficient planning will decrease any surprises.

Call on The Professionals at Perillo Construction

The team at Perillo Construction is standing by to help you see your home remodeling project through to successful completion. Call today and get your project started.