Now that the renovation team is finally gone, the final clean is done, and you’ve had your loved ones over to celebrate, what do you do? Don’t let all your hard work and time go to waste! Here is how you can make the most of your remodel by ensuring the quality is maintained for the years to come.
1. Ask Your Contractor About Maintenance
Some items in your home may need a little extra TLC to keep them functioning optimally. Natural stone materials such as granite, marble and quartzite need to be sealed occasionally to maintain that sparkle and shine. Filters should be changed regularly so that they may work at their highest level. Certain plumbing fixtures will need to be deep cleaned every once in a while to prevent buildup. Run some of these tasks by your contractor so that they can inform you on what is best for maintaining the quality of your project!
2. Protect Your Floors
If you installed wood floors during your renovation a great way to protect them is to put felt pads on the legs of any furniture items that they come in contact with. Not only does it make sliding them a lot easier but it will prevent the dreaded screech they make as they scrape across your beautiful new flooring.
3. Register Any Warranty Items
Take a minute to go through any warranty cards your contractor left you. Follow the steps to ensure you get the most out of the manufacturers warranty. This may seem like a tedious task but it is well worth it! You don’t want to run into the issue of when your new cook range has technical issues and you realize that you never registered for the warranty.
These are just a few of the most commonly overlooked ways that you can keep your home in tip-top shape. There are a multitude of others but these are a good place to start as soon as your renovation is complete.