3 Key Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Renovation Company

3 Key Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Renovation Company

Renovation usually come at some cost, so it is important that you do due diligence before hiring a renovation company. As a matter of fact, hiring the right company can be the difference between a flawlessly executed project delivered on time, and a shitty one that will waste your time and money.

So what are the questions to ask when choosing a home renovation company and how can you spot a reliable design firm from mediocre? These are the questions we will be answering in this post.

What Is Your Process Like?
This is the part that most people ignore but the truth is that you can tell if a renovation company is reliable bu examining their processes. A good home renovation company will have a laid down procedure that allows for careful planning, efficient execution, and timely completion of projects.

Understanding a designer’s processes will also help you to know his or her work style, communication skills, and how well it fits into your plans. Every home renovation company will have a pattern of work and of course previous ply completed projects. These things will tell you about the companies capabilities and design style.

Although a home renovation company can easily create a style that deviates from what they are known for, it will be easier working with a company that fully understand the angles that you are approaching the project. That is to say that hiring a company that understands what it takes to execute the kind of design that you are looking to accomplish.

At Smart renovation, we have a unique process that allows us to create designs tailored to each client’s taste. Starting with a comprehensive consultation phase that helps our designers to understand your preferences, to evaluating your financial capabilities to come up with a design suitable to your budget, yet satisfying.

What Are Your Terms?
It is important to read the contract so as to understand what the agreement covers, including payment terms, project completion duration, phases involved, and so on. If you find out that there is a clause that you don’t understand, be sure to ask for clarifications before signing the contract.

Some people make the mistake of choosing the company with the least expensive quotation and even sign contracts with reading them thoroughly. The end product of such a mistake is incremental payment and dissatisfaction at the end of the day.

Do You Work On Flexible Terms?
This is another area where the company’s culture and work pattern will prove to be important. It is important to have a plan and stick to it but this is not always the case. Things may come up along the line and you decide to make some tweak to the original design, budget, or project duration.

If you hire a home renovation company that does not accommodate changes, you will be frustrated by their rigidity. So make sure you get a company that is open to suggestions and will be willing to allow you to incorporate new ideas into the plan as the project progresses.

If you are looking to work with a home renovation company that has a disciplined yet flexible approach to project execution, we will be more than happy to work with you.

Tips For a Stress-free DIY Interior Redecoration

Tips For a Stress-free DIY Interior Redecoration

Looking to redecorate your home but don’t want to hire a professional designer? You will find this post helpful. Though it is important to state that hiring a professional designer will save you the stress involved in redecoration. And contrary to your thought, it may also save you some money. That said, here are some things to keep in mind when designing or redecorating your home:

Know the Scope of Work Involved
It is important to understand why you think your home needs a redesign or redecoration. With this in mind, create a rough plan, stating how you what you want the home to look like after the renovation, and how you want all the functional areas to be set up.

After this process, delve into the budget. Go for window shopping (survey) to understand the price of every item that you will be needing for the redecoration. This will help you to arrive at a realistic estimate. Also, make sure that you find out the cost of the labor that you will be using even though you are doing it yourself. Make sure that you are through with your estimate because hidden costs and unrealistic costs can leave you stranded in between the project.

The third phase of understanding the scope of the work is to evaluate the time it will take to complete the project. Have a realistic expectation and divide the whole project into manageable milestones. make sure that you include all the small parts into the plan so that you don’t have delays without being able to trace what’s dragging your project.

Prepare Your Home Before Starting
After the first phase, it is time to prepare your home for the process. First of all, make sure that all your furniture, electronics, and clothes are properly covered and moved to the basement or a room where they can be protected from dust, and stains.

Also, remove your valuables and store them in storage or take them to a friend’s home for safe keeping. Redecoration can also be a good time to declutter and remove some of your outdated or unused items.

Follow Safety Procedures Throughout the Project
A professional interior designer will understand how to keep the environment safe for everyone using the area or working on the project. If you are doing the redecoration by yourself, it is important to learn about safety procedures and practice them.

If possible move your family to another house for the duration of the debris, flying debris, clouds of dust, and tools and equipment can be dangerous around children and even adults.

For more information about interior design and home renovation, please feel free to contact us.

3 Simple Steps To A Clutter-free Kitchen

3 Simple Steps To A Clutter-free Kitchen

Is your kitchen cluttered? Are you looking for simple tips to declutter and make it more functional and visually appealing?

Here are some tips for you. Read on to learn some tips that will help you achieve that clutter-free kitchen that you desire:

Step #1: Know What You Have
For many of us, it is difficult to keep count of our kitchenwares because they are too many. The first to decluttering your kitchen will be to create an inventory, listing your items by categories. This will be a hectic task but you will be satisfied at the end.

Having an inventory of your kitchen items is very important in case you ever think of taking up a home content insurance. In addition, by taking inventory of your wares, you will also be able to know the items you actually need and the ones that are just occupying space. If you find out that you don’t that there are wares that you have not been using, then it may be a good idea to give them out or donate to charity.

Step #2: Sort Item into Categories
The second step is to organize your items by categories. Once you have categorized them on paper, it becomes easier to create space for each category. During the categorization, also think about functionality. Make sure that each category is kept in a space that makes them easily reachable when needed.

Apart from creating separate spaces for each category, it will help to get a cupboard for storing extra food stock. This will also help you to keep your cupboards free of extra ingredients without scattering the bigger cupboards that contain piles of other items. For the main cupboard(s), it will help to create different sections and use a label maker to differentiate them.

Step# 3: Go For Hanging Décor
Your kitchen is filled with a lot of wares, don’t make it more condensed by placing decors here and there. If you must have decors in your kitchen, go for hanging ones. Not only are hanging decors more visually appealing, but they also help to keep your kitchen tidy.

These simple tips can help usher in a breath of fresh air into your kitchen. If you need professional help, please feel free to contact us.