Now that our renovations are winding down, looking back there are many things that should have, could have gone better.
A system of handling the incredible amount of dust.
Don’t think a Swifter duster will do the trick. No way. It took meticulous work with a toothbrush and soap to get it all. More plastic over everything, the tables and the doorways.
Less trust in our contractor.
The guy was good but had too many jobs and not enough help. If it hadn’t been for our work and assistance, the end would still be out of sight. From tearing out the tub ourselves and busting the wall open to plumbing, we worked side by side with the contractor and then some. Hate to think what it would have been like for an elderly person or someone who wasn’t motivated.
More research into how to do almost everything.
No matter how good a workman is at tiling, siding, installing cabinets, etc, do your homework. Learn the best way to lay tile on ground level concrete. Educate yourself on siding a house. Discover the best method of leveling cabinets.