Remodeling Planning is Work
Remodeling planning takes effort. Why should you plan your remodeling project? It takes work. First comes the need or desire for something different better, or improved. You get that idea by seeing perhaps what others have and how it improves their lives either through the media or perhaps friends and family. Then you start rolling around ideas in your mind of how you can get into the improvement, how it might work out at your house, or if you have to move to get what you want.
Dollars are important, we all know. It takes funding to do a remodeling project, so that hurdle needs to be cleared.
Think and Use Resources
The purpose of this blog is to get you thinking about what you want in time to get what you want. Let me explain. It takes time to plan what you want. If you think you want to have the space by Thanksgiving, for example, start looking for remodeling ideas the winter before you want it. Look at bath and kitchen products at retail and wholesale outlets available in your town. Use on-line resources like Houzz, Pinterest, and Yelp, to name a few. And start the process of seeking out a contractor, unless you already know from past experience or from friends who it is you want to use.
Leave lots of time for the contractor to do his thing. It will probably take a month from the time he first sees your prospective project to put together a contract for the work you want to do. It will take a month or six weeks to make final selections, order products and get permits. So it will probably take two months from the time he sees your project until he can start work, and then only if that point in his schedule is open. Furthermore, he can’t hold a spot for you if he doesn’t have a down payment from you. He needs to know your committed before he blocks it off for you.
Start Early, Avoid the Bite
So don’t let scheduling bite you. Start remodeling planning for your project early so you can have the space you want when you want it.