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Sprucing up your home without renovation just doesn't give you a beautiful place to live they can also increase your property's value.
And you know what it can also be a big fat headache.
But our next guest says there are some important steps to take the drama out of renovation so how do you do that here to help us Danny -- host of today's homeowner Danny great to -- -- You know I just did this myself and I we renovated or -- master bath there is just all over my house weeks later.
How do you do that -- take the drama at the -- out.
Where as well I'll tell you you know somebody that's really involved in meridian remodeling and does -- -- of the profession should be an expert it just containment so the -- containment curtains with the zipper obviously didn't have those.
Those help an awful lot in -- just.
Completely cleaning all the Tom mopping vacuuming.
Just from day one it it really does make a big difference it'll still sneak its way into -- the -- I house but it can't it can't help a lot if you really try to.
Contain it right off the bat.
Well I containment is important but let me tell you we did have these curtains up.
And it getting around -- there was so inconvenient.
Why wouldn't you know when you're in hiring that contractor in the first place should you be negotiating these kinds of things.
Well absolutely you should ask them what their plan is sent.
If they have different ways of controlling that certainly dropped calls are very important also if the weather's conducive to opening windows in putting fans to where you can blow the dust out.
Anyway the -- can reverse the effects of your central air in heating system.
Pulling the dust to the center of the house that can help a tremendous amount but definitely should ask your contractor what his plan is on containing that -- -- what's your best advice for working with the contractor because there's so many decisions to be made.
Baggage and what is supposed to be a two week project can be for weeks how do you how do you keep to your time horizon and keep that bill -- Well one of the best things that you have to do is all of the decisions that can be one of the most stressful aspects of the whole remodeling projects so.
Making sure you start early get those decisions made on all of the selections.
Hand all of that information that contractor early that takes away a lot of his excuses on while.
The job takes longer if you provided him information he should be able to put the plan in action and finish up on time but.
Well a little optimistic -- hit a other well yeah we're we're all a little optimistic maybe -- in the contracting business so you have to kind of temper that a little bit I guess.
Is there anything that I should do myself I mean I would like to cut my bill by doing some of the work myself are there some things they do that's better done by me than the contractor.
Well a lot of times people will do some of the demolition themselves some ho hum I -- contractor doing a project right now that the family and -- four teenage kids are doing a lot of the demolition they've cut the water the power off to the certain areas of the home.
And they're saving money doing that and taking care of the trash with armed dumpsters and re moving in cleaning each day that'll certainly save a lot there but also in the finishing aspect of it.
If you fill up detaining.
-- -- -- in those final finishing touches can also save you significant amount of money but more than anything Smart shopping that can really help you drive down the cost.
What you know prices have gone up dramatically for just the basic stuff that contractors used.
What are some good swapped ends and swap outs right now that could save me a lot of money.
Well let's say you know there's a lot of simulated looking granite counter tops where you don't have to go with -- some of the plastic -- and it's unbelievable how realistic it looks.
So if it's one of those situations spot near and dear to your heart that you have to have granted but you want the look.
There's some -- -- simulated materials out there from that standpoint also a lot of do it yourself -- out there that's a much easier than you could ever imagine and -- net -- yourself.
-- -- You know everybody thinks about having renovation done so that you can add value to your house but not all renovations do.
We think -- the best red -- nose for increasing the value of your home.
We'll think about it if you were out looking at a house what are the things that you really want nature in good shape to get and kitchen.
The -- of family life absolutely that's that's that's very important but also outdoor living spaces have developed.
Have started I'm really returning a lot of return on your investment as well giving nice comfortable living area that more -- extends the living area of your home to the outside that's also money well spent all my home so those are things that anything that she would like when you're buying a home certainly a perspective -- would like is well.
Havana thanks for coming on the show tonight.
I don't know why you can't do my master bath that would have worked a lot better thanks so much.
-- -- okay thanks --
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