The days are getting cooler and the nights are getting longer, these signs can only mean one thing…holiday season is coming. As the holiday decorations start making their way into your local shops and into your shopping cart, it’s common to get the urge to think about more large-scale decorating options. If these are small changes then it might feasible to get your home updated by this year’s holiday period. If these decorating projects are actually whole room or full house remodels, you’ll probably be tempted to put off planning your remodel until after the holiday period. However, what many people don’t realize is that this could delay your remodel by many months, meaning it won’t be completed until late next year, do you really want to wait that long? If you prefer to get things going, and you’re looking to get your remodel in the build stage early next year, now is the perfect time to get started!
Start Your Remodel Planning Now
Two of the biggest mistakes people make when planning for a remodel is 1) not allowing enough time to fully form their remodel plans and 2) underestimating how long the process will take. Think about the last vacation you took, how long did it take you to pick a destination and choose accommodation? At least a few weeks -if not longer – and that was for something that only lasted a week or two. Now think about your remodel and the impact it’ll have on your life. The decisions you make when planning home changes will affect your everyday life for as long as you live in the property. Taking the time now to really pinpoint your needs and wants from a remodel will help you get a home you’ll love for many years to come. Plan a consultation with a design-build company to discuss and design the changes you want to make.
The great thing about starting the design process before the holiday period is that your home will not be touched until the start of the new year, allowing you to entertain family and friends over the holiday season without worrying about the impact construction will have on your home.
Set up an appointment with a high-quality remodeler in November so their designers can get started on turning your home remodel ideas into beautiful design plans that will be ready to be brought to life in the New Year!
New Year, New Home
You’ll want to choose your contractor now as many of the best design-and-build contractors book up many months in advance. The New Year is one of the most popular times for people to begin planning remodeling projects, this means that if you wait until then to contact a contractor, your remodel could be delayed by many months due to an increased demand for remodel services at the start of the New Year. By committing to a contractor before the holiday season, you’ll be perfectly placed to have construction begin as soon as the holiday period is over.
Understanding The Remodeling Timeline
It’s easy to underestimate how long it can take to complete a remodeling project. There are many phases that your remodel will go through, including design changes and adjustments. There are lots of decisions to make and paperwork for permits to complete before any building work can begin. We recommend that you start your remodel planning now by picking a contractor and allow yourself until the New Year to finalize your remodel plans. In turn, this gives the contractor a few months to complete the permit requests and allows you time to make any decisions needed on materials etc. By using this timeline, you’ll be able to schedule the remodel build to begin at the start of the year and be completed within a few months. If you wait to look for a contractor until January, the high demand could push your remodel completion out towards the end of the year.
Choosing the right contractor
Choosing the right contractor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during the entire remodel process. You could be working with your contracting team anywhere from a few months to over a year, so you’ll want to choose a company that is not only highly recommended but also one that you’ll be happy to have in your home throughout the process. Pick a local business that has experience working in the area so they understand how to keep the job running on schedule while following all of the city codes and regulations. You should also consider contractors with in-house design teams who can help you bring your dream remodel to life while working closely with their construction team. When all services are under one roof, the communication is easier, quicker and provides less room for error. Most importantly, choose a contractor you can trust! Check references and ask to see past completed remodels similar to your goals. It allows for you to see the final product your contractor and design-build teams are proud of.
Remember your remodel goals
Planning your dream remodel can feel overwhelming and stressful. One of the key things to remember is that you’re working towards a goal that will not only bring a beautiful update to your home, it will also improve your quality of life by making your home more functional and suited to your needs. By giving yourself plenty of time to fully plan your remodel and working with knowledgeable contractors, you’ll be able to bring your wish list to life and avoid any hiccups.
Contact Lars Remodeling & Design
Lars Remodeling & Design is a San Diego based design-build firm with over 26 years of experience helping San Diego families remodel their homes. Our friendly team of experienced designers and craftsmen are here to help you create and build your dream remodel. Call us today for a free design consultation.