Your mind’s eye is already looking forward to your newly renovated house, so it’s easy to forget that a project like this will entail some aspects that are annoying or problematic if you’re not prepared for them.
Here is a list of things you should expect when the project is underway, according to Graphic Builders Inc:
There will be dust
Home renovation means there will be dust everywhere – all around your building. You may think those sheets of plastic or zip closures will protect your neighbors from the dust, but they can only do so much. A good contractor, however, will be sure to do all they can to minimize dust and work with the building super to follow building management rules and regulations to make sure your neighbors are inconvenienced as little as possible.
There will be noise
The noise is probably the only thing worse than the dust. Hammers, saws, and nail guns — they can drive your neighbors crazy. You certainly don’t want to make your neighbors budget for a hotel room, so make sure to hire a reputable NYC general contractor who is committed to minimizing noise while also adhering to building policies regarding noise curfews.
There will be additional costs
You should have more money than what’s written on the contract. Allow 10-20 percent extra, just in case something comes up — and it probably will. You don’t want the project to stop or take longer than expected because you ran out of cash.
A renovation is a lot of work. You can expect these concerns and more. When it’s done, however, you will be happy and thankful that you had the initiative to prepare yourself, which will have saved you from a lot of headaches.