Many of us are spending more time at home and, as such, are investing more in home-improvement projects. Resurfaced cabinets? Check. New roof? Check again. Remodeled deck? Also check. Whether because of COVID-19, stay-at-home orders or another reason, there’s no shortage of home improvement projects for you to focus on these days.
That being said, you don’t just want to dive in without a plan. (There are plenty of DIY fails on the internet, after all.) If you’re in Plano, here are some things to think about before making a big plunge into home-improvement investments.
Whether you’re making a small improvement (like replacing cabinets with new hardware) or a large one (like knocking down a wall), it’s important to have a plan in place before you start. Do online research, consult with experts if you can and prioritize which home improvement projects would make the biggest impact on quality of life or home value. The last thing you want to do is start multiple projects and not finish any of them.
Just as important as a plan is safety. Awareness is one of the biggest safety precautions you can take, so make sure you and your space are prepared. Get the proper safety gear you need (goggles, helmets, etc.) and make sure water and/or electricity are shut off, if appropriate. Make sure your space is cleared and rent a Plano storage container to get any excess items out of the way (more on that below) so there’s nothing that can trip you.
Make a List
And check it twice! You don’t want to make multiple trips to the hardware store, so make sure you have a list of everything you might need ahead of time. Do your research, check your tools and consider calling ahead or checking online to see if the store has the items you need in stock. Also, make sure you’re following any store policies, such as wearing a mask.
Clear Some Space
As mentioned above, make sure you have a safe work environment (and that you actually have room to work) by clearing out unnecessary items. These items will just get in the way if they’re in another area of your home, which is why renting portable storage containers in Plano makes so much sense. They’re sturdy, reinforced, roomy and convenient. Simply call to have them delivered to your location, load them up at your convenience, store them on site and call to have them picked up again once you’re done.
Looking to get the most out of your home improvements in Plano? Call our team at 972-GET-A-SAM today for a quote.