Not many people begin their construction project and then finish it without having any issues at all. In fact, we don’t think that that has ever happened to anyone, anywhere, at any time. However, there are some things that you can do to keep some of your sanity during the entire process.
Here are 5 steps that you should tackle to keep your construction project on point:
Hire a Designer
You should always hire a designer for your projects. This will keep your project on track, because they know what they are doing. Yes, you can throw together a design yourself, but since you don’t know that much about plumbing, electrical, and everything else, your design might not make much sense and you may need to go back to the drawing board more than once. And that takes time, and time means money.
Immerse Yourself as Part of the Team
You may not be working on the project, but you are still part of the team. You will want to be present when you are needed, so that necessary issues can be solved immediately. We recommend setting up a time each day to meet and go over what was accomplished that day or discuss what issues came up. Remember, communication is key to the success of any project.
Establishing goals and referring back to them is a great way to see if you are on track to meet your deadlines. However, we need to caution you to make sure that these goals are reasonable and that you are sharing them with the rest of your team.
Create a Budget and Then Add Ten Percent
When you create a budget for your project, you will automatically want to add ten percent to it. If you cannot add any more money to your budget, then subtract ten percent from the number you came up with, and that is your new budget. The reason for this is that every budget usually goes over by approximately ten percent.
Don’t Get Attached to Your Timeline
Most timelines never work out, so please do not get too attached to your original timeline. Yes, we understand that you would love everything done at that point, and hopefully it will be, but… You will want to be patient and understand that it may take a little bit longer due to unforeseen circumstances.
Building or Remodeling Your Home in the Gaithersburg Area
If you follow these five steps, you should survive your construction project and even want to do another one in the future. We can’t guarantee that you will love every minute of the process, but you shouldn’t hate it either. And, at least you will have a space that you have dreamed about and can now call a reality. Call us at 301-948-0100 if you’re in Gaithersburg or the surrounding areas and would like to discuss building or remodeling your home in Montgomery County.