Home Renovation

5 Things to Know Before Any Home Renovation

Evergreen Custom Carpentry is a family-owned general contracting company in Lancaster County, Pa. We want to share 5 things we advise everyone to consider before taking on a home renovation.

1. Specialty Materials Require Specialty Installation

One major thing to consider when taking on any home renovation is that specialty materials, whether they are floor tiles, designer kitchen hardware, or similar elements, require specialty installation. Ensure you are working with a general contractor whose team is knowledgeable in proper installation for any specialty items you intend to have.

2. See Samples In Person Whenever Possible

Pictures can be misleading. It’s important to find out just what materials look like in person before you begin your home renovation. Lead times on home renovation materials mean that if you decide you want to swap what you have on hand for something else, you could be looking at a major delay in your project timeline.

3. Hiccups Happen

Home renovations can unearth some issues you didn’t see coming, especially when you’re undertaking a home renovation on an older property. If you have any information about the times and dates of previous renovations, this may help prepare you for what to expect, but there’s no guarantee.

4. Living Through A Home Renovation Take Planning

Living in the middle of a full home renovation can call for major lifestyle changes. Hiring a company that is detailed in safeguarding your home from debris, dirt, and dust is key. An experienced general contractor will incorporate the following methods: temporary dust barriers, flooring protection, and utilization of an air scrubber, along with daily orderly and neat clean-ups.

5. A Good Contractor Is Worth The Wait

Putting in the time, thought, money, and effort into taking on a home renovation means you want the job done right. Working with the best general contractor possible will ensure that happens.

Contact us for a free estimate on your next home renovation project.

Evergreen Custom Carpentry is a licensed general contractor based in Columbia, Pa., but serving homeowners in Lancaster, York, and Chester Counties.