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How to Prepare for a Wilmington NC Remodel

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

Helpful Steps To Take Before Renovating Your Home

There are many reasons why you might want to renovate your home. From raising the value of your home to making it ready for post-pandemic life. Whatever reason you might have, remodeling your home requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and planning. It is critical to plan ahead of time for any such project, big or small.

Knowing where exactly to begin and what you should do to prepare your home for renovation is half the battle. While there is no magic formula for a stress-free home renovation, there are a few things you can do to make the whole process go more smoothly. This is just part 1, we’ll cover the other reasons next week.

Plan Out Your Wilmington NC Renovation Goals

As with any significant change in your life – you will need to have a clear goal in mind before you start renovating. You must understand what you want to achieve with it and why you are even renovating in the first place. One very easy step you can take is to live in your home before you renovate it (if you don’t already). This way, you will see which areas in your home need the most work and which issues occur while you are there.

Mapping out your home and all the things you wish to fix will help you out in the long run. Make sure to research how you would like your new home to look; factor in things you love or don’t love about what you find. Figure out which style you would want it to have and what you wish to avoid. You can use social media for inspiration when it comes to interior decorating. And make sure to take before pictures!

Organize your ideas by writing them down. This way, you can prepare your home for renovation in the best way possible.

Move Personal Items To Safety

If you are planning an extensive renovation that involves a significant amount of your home space, you will probably have to put some things away into storage or even move out while the contractor works on your home. This is especially true if you already have a small space that needs designing. For this reason, you need to declutter as much as possible.

Examine your belongings and decide which ones you wish to keep and which might be good to donate or get rid of. When it comes to food items that are perishable, try and consume what you have. This way, you will have fewer things to pack and move out.

To properly prepare your home for renovation, list all of your possessions so you can have peace of mind. This way, you won’t feel you are missing anything from your home once the renovation is done. As for the items you wish to keep, make sure that they are not in the way of your contractor’s work. Put away all the valuable and fragile items you might have in your home. Also, place bulky items like couches, cabinets, and refrigerators in storage for safekeeping if they will be in the way, for example during a kitchen renovation where more space is needed.

This might be the perfect chance for you to look through your closet and declutter, and many of us could benefit from the opportunity!

If you need more help, feel free to contact the pros at Avocet Design Build for a free consultation. Also, check back next week for more tips!


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