Finally, those long weeks of house remodeling have come to an end. Now, your house looks more beautiful than ever. And more importantly, you can live more comfortably in your newly remodeled home.
But before you instruct your moving van lines to move back your stuff, there are a few more things to do after the remodel. Here’s what.
Perform a final walk-through on your newly-remodeled home with your contractor. Check every detail in each room with keen eyes and point out imperfections. This allows last-minute repairs to ensure you are 100% satisfied with the remodel.
Keep your house free of dust and debris after the renovation. If you opt not to avail a professional cleaning service in your remodeling package, make sure to perform final cleaning before moving your stuff back in. Don’t forget to clean your furnace and ducts as well as they tend to collect a considerable amount of dust during the remodeling.
Register Warranty Items
You might be eager to turn on the AC and settle comfortably in your room. However, you need to get a warranty for bigger appliances and HVAC systems first before you use them. You don’t want them to break down on you and realize that you never registered the manufacturer’s warranty, don’t you? Save yourself from future hassle and expenses; register them now.
Create a Maintenance Checklist
Ask your contractor to provide a checklist of things he installed in your remodeled home. You should learn what items you should regularly check for maintenance such as the following:
- Wood Floors. Felt pads protect newly-finished wood floors against heavy furniture. If you have big dogs like a labrador, you should also keep their nails in check.
- Filters. Change your air conditioning units and water purification system regularly. This ensures they are in their best working condition every time.
- Natural Stone. Marble countertops, teak shower bench and other materials made from natural stone need periodic sealing to keep them shiny and prevent stains.
- Plumbing Fixtures. Deep-clean certain plumbing fixtures like your rain heads to get them in good working condition.
Update Your Insurance Policy
A newly-remodeled house means an increase in the value of your property. This could mean it gets more expensive to renovate your home should a disaster hit you. Contact your insurance agency and inform them about the remodeling. Update your policy for additional coverage to ensure your insurance will pay for the entire rebuild of your new home.
After the finishing touch has been made, it’s time to move back in. Sort out the items that match your new interior. Keep what you can use and discard what you don’t need. Once you’re done, get your stuff back in with the help of moving van lines.
Congratulations! You can now enjoy living at your newly-remodeled home. It’s time to throw a house party to show your new abode. But before you do, don’t forget to take pictures to document it in its pristine shape.