When your renovation is nearing completion, it’s only natural that you’ll be anxious to get your life back in order. You’ll do anything to expedite the process. But not too fast. There may be a few renovation details that might have been missed; items that still need finishing, fixing or replacing. Don’t forget the final phase of the renovation process.
Don’t Forget the Final Phase of the Renovation Process
Create a Punch List
A punch list, prepared near the end of a renovation, is a list of tasks that need to be completed before a renovation can be considered finished. Do a walk-through to ensure all of your expectations have been met. Identify remaining deficiencies and make a detailed list of necessary modifications. For instance, unfinished or improper installations or incidental damage to existing finishes, material, and structures. If you’re uncertain about anything, ask your home professional. It’s preferable that all issues are brought to light during the final stages of the project while your contractor is still on your premises.
Get Paperwork in Order
During the final phase of the renovation it’s important to get your paperwork in order. Confirm that you have all of your signed permits, change orders, receipts, product warranties and manufacturer user guides.
Keep track of all of your paperwork within the eRenovate Project Tracker tool. eRenovate offers the handy Project Tracker tool for free when you hire Bonded by eRenovate™ Pros.
Guarantees and Warranties
Clearly understand your home professional’s guarantees of quality and warranties. Your contractor may provide complimentary repairs for a limited time period. Learn exactly what their guarantees cover and the time period they are covered.
Pay it Forward
Contractors depend on word-of-mouth references to promote their services. Therefore, if you’re pleased with their workmanship, pay it forward. Let friends and family know how satisfied you are with their services. Provide a complimentary online testimonial and allow them to photograph your space in order to showcase their workmanship.
Refer to the eRenovate Renovation Guide to help you get the most out of your home renovation.
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