Your upcoming home renovation project will only be as successful as the planning that goes into it ahead of time. That means getting your permits, buying the necessary materials, and arranging a garbage dumpster rental well before you swing a sledge hammer into the first piece of drywall or cabinetry.
Home owners taking on a major project for the first time rarely ever understand all the details a job will entail, and consequently end up having to hire contractors to undo all the mistakes they have made. It ends up being a colossal waste of time and money on everyone’s part. There is no reason to let this happen to yourself as long as you are mindful of everything you will need to complete a project without going insane before the end.
Kitchen renovations are probably one of the most typical projects homeowners undertake within the first five years of purchasing property. People assume that because they are not completely redoing their living room, bathroom or bedroom, they will be spared the nightmare of a project exceeding their projected timeline and costs.
After all, how important is a kitchen when you can get carry out from a few dozen different places within a mile radius? As it turns out, the kitchen can present more complications than practically any other area of the home. It holds the largest collection of appliances and electrical wiring, plus you have a gas line to worry about.
So, if your planning on doing something as “simple” as replacing the cabinets and countertops, safely assume it will be more complicated than assumed. Always make safety your paramount priority when handling electrical and gas systems, otherwise you could have a potentially fatal accident.
Secondarily, make sure you have a roll off dumpster to dispose of all the old fixtures, wood and slate you are taking down. It is easy to underestimate how much waste a project will generate, especially if you only have a quarter of the room that you are replacing.
Dumpster rental is not an expensive affair, but it can end up costing you a great deal of money if you do not secure a permit from your city ahead of time. Municipalities love to levy fines against renovations that did not get the bureaucratic stamp of approval beforehand, so don’t forget to do so. Most rental companies will inform you on how to get the paperwork in order. Also read your contract carefully with any firm providing the dumpster so you understand all the fees and charges if you go over time.