10 Things to Do After a Home Remodeling Project

You did it! After weeks or months of hard work and stress, your home remodel is finished. But there's still work to be done. Here are 10 things you'll need to do after your home remodel is complete.The remodeling process produces a large amount of dust and debris, which manages to reach even parts of the house that weren't being renovated. If you plan to live in your home for a long time, this maintenance checklist for homeowners will help ensure that your home is safe and secure.

Deane Biermeier, an expert contractor with nearly 30 years of experience in all types of home repair, maintenance and remodeling, provides the following advice.

1.Take Professional Photos

Once you've finished remodeling your home and you've settled back in, your builder or contractor may want professional photos of the space to be taken to show to potential clients.

2.Buy New Furniture

If your home remodel included an addition or a complete change of space, you may need to buy some furniture.

3.Make a List

The goal should be to write everything down on a list, which will hold the remodeler accountable and ensure that he is completely satisfied with your remodel.

4.Clean Up

After most home remodels, there's dust everywhere in kitchen drawers, cabinets, and even areas of the house where there wasn't any work.

5.Inspect Your Home

The most important home maintenance tasks to keep your home safe and running smoothly are cleaning the gutters every spring and fall, cleaning and inspecting the HVAC twice a year and changing the filters monthly, cleaning the pipes and checking for leaks or damaged pipes.

6.Change Boiler Filters

Depending on the length of the remodeling of the house and the type of work that was done, it's a good idea to change the boiler filters.

7.Keep Instruction Manuals

Your remodeler should have kept the instruction manuals for all the products you installed in your home.

8.Complete Monthly Home Improvement Projects

Inspecting your home and completing monthly home improvement projects will keep your maintenance program up to date and be easier to manage.

9.Ask Your Remodeler for Advice

Ask your remodeler for advice on the tasks you should complete regularly to keep your home in great condition.

10.Don't Believe Everything You See on TV

Everyone knows this isn't true, but this quick remodeling style presided over by simplistic hosts takes away the core idea that renovating a home is complex and difficult.