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How to Prepare Your Home for a Remodel
February 7, 2023 at 8:00 AM
I entered once in one building that is renovating and I noticed the contrast between renovated part of the building and the part that is not finished yet. And there it is: two different worlds on one place.

Remodeling your home is an exciting but stressful process. As a homeowner, it’s important that you take the time to properly prepare your home for a remodel. Without proper preparation, the process can become much more costly and time-consuming than necessary.

Thankfully, Christiansen’s Contracting Company is here to help! With years of experience in general contracting services throughout the Pacific Northwest, our remodeling contractors understand what it takes to get your home ready for a remodel. Let's dive into how you can prepare your home for a remodel.

Inspect your home

Any remodeling contractor will tell you that before starting any work on your home, it’s essential that you conduct an inspection first. Check all areas of your home for any existing defects or damages such as cracks in walls or ceilings, water damage or mildew, or loose floorboards or tiles. If you find any issues with your home during this inspection process, make sure to document them and make repairs before continuing with the remodel. This will save you time and money in the long run by avoiding extensive repairs down the road if something goes wrong during the remodeling process.

Remove personal belongings

Once you’ve finished inspecting your home and making necessary repairs, it’s time to start thinking about removing personal belongings from the area that will be undergoing construction. This includes furniture, artwork, electronics, and anything else that could potentially be damaged during construction.

It is also important to remove any items on walls such as picture frames or mirrors that may need to be moved in order for contractors to access certain areas of your home during the remodeling process. Taking care of this beforehand will save everyone involved considerable amounts of stress later on down the line when working inside restricted spaces becomes difficult due to clutter or items blocking contractors from accessing certain areas of your house.

Turn off water and electricity

Prior to starting any renovation project, it’s important to make sure that all water and electricity sources have been turned off at the main switches or valves located throughout your home. This ensures that no one gets electrocuted or flooded during construction—which could lead to costly delays and repairs down the line! It’s also important to note that turning off water means no running toilets either – so plan accordingly if you still want access to running water.

Empty out cabinets and drawers

Preparing cabinets and drawers before construction begins is essential for a successful remodeling project; emptying out these spaces beforehand will give contractors easier access while they work which helps keep things running smoothly throughout the project timeline. Make sure drawers are completely emptied out and cleaned before construction starts, so they are ready for installation once contractors are done with their work in those areas of your house.

Additionally, if there are appliances connected to plumbing systems (such as dishwashers) then disconnect them prior to beginning construction. They can easily be reinstalled properly afterward, but this will ensure they won’t be damaged or in the way during your remodel.

Get in touch with Christiansen's Contracting Company for premiere remodeling contractors!

At Christiansen’s Contracting Company, we have years of experience helping homeowners throughout the Pacific Northwest both prepare and remodel their homes, so they can achieve their remodeling goals.

Whether you need help inspecting existing structures within your house prior to starting construction or tips on how to prepare your space specifically so everything is ready when construction begins—our experienced team is here ready and waiting! Contact us today and let us know how we can help get started on planning out an amazing renovation project together.

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