It’s Time to “Talk Turkey” About Remodeling.

Food, parties, gifts, visits with friends and family…With the holidays coming, you have so many fun things to plan! But if 2017 is the year to finally re-do the kitchen, update the bath, or create a great new master suite or gathering space for your guests, November is also the time to start planning a remodeling project.

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The fact is, good remodeling always starts with good planning.

Working out details, drawing up plans, getting permits, and selecting appliances, fixtures and finishes can take anywhere from three weeks to nine months or more, 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 the 2017 holiday season, now is the time to be talking with us.

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Step by step to a stress-free remodeling experience.

Do you envy those organized people who look ahead and get their holidays planned…in 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 with simple projects, you have plenty of time to explore options and make sure you don’t overlook great “extras” that can be built right 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, selections, permits, construction, inspections and much more. Giving us and yourself adequate lead time helps assure the project ticks smoothly on the timeline – and budget – you’re expecting.

Good weather helps, too!

While many remodeling projects can be handled year-round, outdoor projects obviously go more smoothly when the weather cooperates. Plus, if you’re doing a project like a kitchen remodel, being without appliances during the spring and summer when you can use the grill is easier than coping with that phase of the project during the colder months. So, the sooner you can start planning your 2017 project, the less likely you are to be flipping burgers in the snow!

Even with the best remodeler, demolition and construction can be noisy and disruptive. With kids out of school and less hectic work schedules, summer’s more relaxed pace generally makes major remodeling projects easier on the family. You can, for example, schedule a part of your remodeling job to coincide with a family vacation.

Remember, at the bare minimum, you’ll need a few weeks to gather your ideas and talk with us about your budget and our schedule and availability for your project. So, if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get started on a deck or sunroom for summer, give us a call and let’s map out an action plan!