With the holidays coming soon, you have so many pleasant things to plan! Food, parties, gifts, visits with friends and family… But if 2017 is the year you finally want to update the bath, re-do the kitchen, or create a new spa-like master suite, November is also a great time to start thinking about home remodeling planning for your next project.
Great remodeling always starts with great remodeling planning
Working out details, drawing up plans, getting permits, and selecting appliances, fixtures and finishes can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on the complexity of your project. For example, if you’d like to have a new deck or sunroom ready for the summer, construction needs to begin by spring. And if you want to have a major addition or kitchen renovation ready for next year’s holiday season, now is the time to start talking to us.
Step by step to a stress-free remodeling experience
Do you envy those organized people who look ahead and get their holidays all planned out during the summer? They seem to spend less and enjoy the holidays more! Well, homeowners who look ahead and get their 2017 projects into pre-planning now can feel just as smart as those “Christmas in July” folks. By starting now, you have plenty of time to make sure you don’t overlook terrific extras that can be built into your project without adding significant expense.
Plus, remember that more complex remodeling and renovation jobs have many steps – everything from feasibility studies and design concepts, to drawings, fixture and finish selections, permits, construction, inspections and much more. Giving yourself (and us) a good amount of lead time helps assure the project ticks along smoothly on the timeline – and budget – you’re expecting. Remember, at the bare minimum, you’ll need a few weeks to gather your ideas and talk with us about your vision, your budget, and our availability for your project.
This is also the perfect time of year to make a list of what’s not working about your home’s design and function, because you’re probably noticing it anyway!
So if one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to get started on changes you want to make – a deck for summer or a new kitchen for next year’s holiday entertaining – give us a call now and let’s map out an action plan!