So you decided to take on a renovation project over the holidays. If you don’t take a few strategic precautions you could have some National Lampoon worthy wave of chaos on your hands. This is not to say that you should not take on renovation projects over the holidays. On the contrary, the holiday season is actually one of the best times to start renovation projects. Here are some tips to help make your holiday renovation projects as smooth as possible.
1. Start Early
The holidays are a great time for a renovation, the only problem is that a lot of other enterprising individuals like yourself also tend to start remodeling projects over the holidays. When it comes to remodeling projects over the holidays it’s best to start your project as early as possible.
Good contractors get booked through the holidays pretty quickly which is why you should call ahead. If you’re planning to have a remodel done through the month of December you should call in November or even sooner. By the time you make the call, you should have a clear idea of exactly what you want done and be prepared to make decisions on materials to avoid delays when ordering stock.
2. Organization Is Key
Somewhat surprisingly, many people don’t think of the reality of what happens during a remodel project by the time they commit to having it done. Remodeling projects are messy, there’s just no way around it. Although you might not be able to contain the chaos, you can organize it. If you’re going to have family or friends around over the holidays, you should make an effort to keep your remodel project as organized as possible.
A good organizational strategy to keep in mind is to designate a space where tools and materials should be kept and covered when not in use. This is especially important if you are expecting to host guests throughout the holiday season. By designating a space for stock and tools to be stored you can have guests over without the inconvenience of having tools and materials spread about all over the house.
3. Work Out a Detailed Schedule with Your Contractor
Keeping with our theme of organization you should also make an effort to work out a detailed schedule for the remodel project with your contractor as far ahead of time as possible. After the materials like tile and lighting fixtures etc. have been selected and ordered you should work with your contractor to create a reasonably accurate schedule.
Not only should you ask to see when certain milestones will be completed ahead of time but you should also fill your contractor in on your holiday plans so that the construction team will not be as disruptive on certain days. For example, if you’re planning on decorating during the remodel project you should tell your contractor which days you’re setting aside for decorating so that the work crew can either work in different rooms or on different days. This way you can continue your holiday as you normally would without a construction crew bustling through the house. Likewise, you should follow a similar procedure to accommodate holiday dinners.
Get Your Holiday Remodel Done Right with Karin Ross Design
Karin Ross Design has a reputation for quality, precision, and excellence. These qualities make us the best choice in the state of Missouri and beyond for any remodeling project. We have experience doing remodeling projects over the holidays and we have what it takes to get it done right. We aren’t happy with remodeling projects until you are, at Karin Ross Design, the customer always comes first.
Make the smart choice this holiday season and get in touch with the remodeling pros at Karin Ross Design!