Please help me not screw up this home renovation project
March 31, 2011 5:38 PM Subscribe
Seeking advice/tips/what-to-avoid related to a home addition project (details inside).
posted by Ginesthoi to home & garden (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Hello everyone: I am considering taking on what, at least to me, is a large and intimidating home renovation project. This will consist of adding a family room/den and a screened porch to my home. Although I have had the usual run of homeowner type issues come up over the years, this will be the first "new" construction I have ever launched.
Planning this has left me more than a little overwhelmed. I am hoping that the hive mind can help me brainstorm what to do as far as
1. What details and extras to be sure to include in these new rooms....I don't want to be almost through with construction and realize "dammit I forgot the__________."
2. What advice you have as far as dealing with a general contractor in a scenario such as this.
3. Any other tips you would be willing to share from your (hopefully not-so-painful) experience.