Renovations are hard work. They take intense planning, a robust budget, and the willingness to do without an area of your home for a period of months. When all is done, well, that’s an achievement. It’s at this point we hope to come in and offer further advice, counter to all of the articles telling you how to process your renovation from the start.
You’re most likely quite pleased (and relieved) that this entire effort has been completed, and that you only need to worry about enjoying the fruits of your labor from here on out. That’s wonderful, and well deserved.
But let’s consider how to apply the finishing touches so you can make the most of your home renovation. After all, just because this effort is “done,” it doesn’t mean you have nothing else to do as part of your lateral responsibilities. For example, paying the final invoices, making sure the lighting and electricity functions correctly, and decorating will take its own time. So, with that in mind, let’s consider the final touches of a completed home renovation:
Storing Materials & Assets
It takes a great deal of materials to renovate a house, from wood to glass, stone to tile, and don’t forget all of the furnishings you may have put in place like a marble countertop. Moreover, if you’ve deconstructed part of the building, there’s a great deal of waste to deal with too. Not to mention that you may have placed your essential belongings in secure or even climate controlled storage for protection. That’s why it’s good to hire waste skips, use scrap removalist services, and even sell off old scrap metal if you need it. It will help you avoid leaving the remnants of your construction on your driveway for months to come.
A Full Clean
It’s not just the renovated space that will be in need of a clean, but the rest of your household too! Even if you’ve been generous with the dust sheets and kept doors closed, dust has a way of travelling throughout the household and settling everywhere you don’t want it to. A full clean can help you remove any of the accumulated dust, especially if you use air dusters to help blast it away from the internals of electronics like your bedroom fan.
Orienting the space anew is not always an easy fit – you may realize that actually, the bed fits much better in an area you weren’t planning to place it, and that means you’ll need an extension unit for the power socket. Making adjustments here is natural, it doesn’t mean the entire design of the space has been wrong. You can play with orientation to see how you prefer it – for example, are you going to wall mount your television or place it in the corner of the living room? Little questions like this may seem meaningless, but you’d be surprised how much they can shift your perspective.
With this advice, you’re sure to implement the final touches of a completed home renovation.