Renovating a space can be pretty stressful; especially if that space is your house. You probably have a really clear image of what you want the end result to look like, but things aren’t always smooth sailing.
From dealing with third parties and structural obstacles to trying to manage your budget, it can be pretty easy to find yourself feeling like this:
But if you’re about to head off on this journey of home-renovation, fret not. We’ve teamed up with CS Group to create the ultimate tip-list when it comes to making sure things go as smoothly as they possibly could.
1. Finalise a contract before you start any work
The contract will help you to establish timelines, payment terms and penalties; for all parties involved. This will help you avoid disappointment and will put a procedure in place should anything go awry.
2. Create a plan of action
Before any work begins, create your own plan of action; set deadlines, create an order for works to be done in, list down contacts, create a mood board. Keep everything you might need in one place so that you can refer back to it whenever you need.
3. Establish a point of reference
Make sure you’re only corresponding with one company that can look after it all when it comes to your renovation. This will avoid messages getting lost or confused as you’ll only be communicating with one entity, who will then communicate with all third parties for you.
4. Make sure somebody is available for daily inspections
Somebody should be tasked with checking in on the site every day to make sure things are going well. This way you can be rest assured that progress is happening, and you won’t have to take too much leave. When taking on a turnkey this is already included, phew!
5. Use high-quality materials and qualified skilled workers
It may be tempting to try and cut some costs at the start, but it’s better to spend now than later. Using high-quality material and ensuring you got skilled workers will limit things going wrong in the future and having to spend even more money to get repairs done.
6. Keep an eye on the weather
We’re heading into the colder months, so that means wind and rain. It might seem obvious however, most materials, such as paint and plaster, need time to dry even if the place is sheltered. If your works have been delayed even though we know you’re invested in getting the project done as soon as possible, be patient and allow time.
7. Ask questions
It’s totally fine if you’re not sure what exactly is going on, but it’s important to keep informed. Ask your contracting company questions, both about what’s going on and what still needs to be done. Make sure deadlines are being met and check back in with the checklist that you made at the start.
BONUS: Spread the word
This is more for those people working than for you – but labour work is very often underestimated. So if you’re happy with the work that your contracting company carried out, spread the word and give them the praise they deserve.
CS Group Limited has become a recognized company in the construction, finishes and property industries
CS Turnkey Projects by CS Group is a fresh idea to your Turnkey Solutions.
Our approach to Residential and Commercial renovations is uniquely capable of meeting your exact project requirements from performance specifications to aesthetics ideals.
We ensure our clients receive impeccable attention to detail and premium service from concept to completion. We move your project forward and offer custom-build and cost-effective interior and exterior solutions, we assist in selecting any appropriate fittings, flooring options and light fixtures, provide efficient and durable installations, and so much more.
Our team is a dedicated team of in-house professionals with many over 20 years work experience in their respective fields. We work closely to develop strong partnerships and bring creative solutions to the table so the experience with us remains a memorable one with minimal interruptions.
“We believe in intelligent solutions and spark creativity in our valued clients and each individual project. We regularly bounce strategic ideas together to work efficiently and cost-effectively.”
The people over at CS Group will help you implement all of the tips we listed above
And they’ll take a whole load of stress off your hands by handling most of it themselves.
CS Group provide a wide variety of services
From alterations, electrical and plumbing works, to decorative finishes, iron and woodwork, and so much more. Check out their website for more information and to get in touch for a consultation.