Wasting, nervous tic and empty purse are typical symptoms of prolonged repair. To avoid them, you should prepare properly for the repair of your apartment. How? Let us tell you about it.
We take into consideration the type of repair.
Decide whether it will be cosmetic or capital. The first option is available to the vast majority of people who have at least minimal construction skills. But the large-scale works of capital character in most cases require the involvement of professionals.
The point is that it is included in the capital repair:
removal of putty from the walls and ceiling surface, paint and plaster;
leveling of ceilings and walls;
removal of old partitions and construction of new ones;
installation of doors and windows;
decoration and glazing of the loggia;
installation of engineering systems,
floor covering replacement;
bathroom fixtures replacement;
Cosmetic repairs are carried out when the transformation of the appearance of the apartment is carried out without making radical changes to the configuration of the dwelling, when there is no need for replacement and re-equipment of communications and engineering systems, not to mention the redevelopment of premises.
Naturally, such repair is much easier in technological terms and is performed much faster.
One way or another, you should first assess the scope of work. Wallpaper hanging rags, laminate in scratches, but wiring and sewer work like clockwork? So there is enough cosmetic repairs. Is there mold in the apartment, or does it smell like a sharp cat smell, or does it malfunction? It is time to make a major repair. The main thing is not to forget about your plans. Make an architectural project before the start of work, develop an estimate based on it, and the repair will be done quickly and easily.
Choose the season
Most people prefer to make repairs in summer, as this period is optimal for all types of repairs. In addition, this is a vacation time when you can work in the home, or entrust it to Palm Beach Kitchen Remodeling.
In general, winter repairs have their advantages, as they are cheaper through sales, and during the cold season there are many more craftsmen who are not busy with work.
We make an estimate.
The cost of repair in either of the two options includes the cost of materials and work costs. Therefore, it is useful to make an estimate before starting a repair. It should include the necessary amount of consumables. All these figures are taken depending on the size of the renovated apartment and the option of finishing, which was given preference.
Materials should be purchased with some reserve in case of damage or deterioration during the repair or replacement during subsequent operation. The cost of works shall look a little different, in the direction of increase, in case when professionals are involved in the repair.
The amount obtained as a result of such calculations is best to be immediately increased by at least a quarter, because during the repair, there will certainly be some surprises, unaccounted for at the time of planning. Accordingly, there will also be unforeseen costs.
Even in the case of independent repair of the apartment in the performance of some types of work, it is unlikely to be possible to do without qualified specialists. At least, there will be a need to install sanitary ware, gas equipment and electrical wiring.
If it was decided to use the services of a team of specialists, it would be useful:
To carry out market analysis, to get acquainted with average prices of works, to study reviews on the Internet, as well as to learn the opinion of familiar people who previously used the services of the repair and construction company.
To conclude a contract, which will stipulate clear deadlines for all types of work, as well as penalties in case of their violation by the company. The company is also obliged to provide the customer with a warranty period for the period after the completion of works, which is usually two years.
Negotiate with the company’s representatives on an estimate of all projected costs prior to the start of work.