Is Your Home Ready for the Holidays?
As the holidays approach, many people are spending more quality time, in our homes, with family and friends. Family and friends prefer to stay with you rather than a hotel? Are you hosting a large holiday celebration? Is your home ready for the holidays? Here are a few remodeling ideas you may want to consider:
Some of the most common remodeling projects we see, in today’s post-Covid world, are:
- A home addition to provide a quieter space for working from home, or home-schooling,
- Renovating to add a first floor master suite, for senior family members,
- Renovating basements to add more functional living areas or even a home theater,
- A home addition to provide for a gym, larger living area, or even adding a second floor to an existing home,
- Renovating kitchens for larger family gatherings, holiday parties, or an open space concept.
- Adding bathrooms, guest rooms, or a garage/loft addition for holiday visitors.
It’s All About Design
Chris Parker, owner of Parker Design Build Remodel, highlights some important design considerations that impact your overall remodeling experience. “The right approach to remodeling starts with the design. Our design/build approach considers not only your wants and needs, but the best ways to accomplish your goals, within your budget. This approach also saves you money over the long haul because you understand the costs, design functionality, and options for value-engineering before your project ever starts.”
In addition, Chris notes that “having a designer assist in the selection process is not only helpful, it can actually keep the project on-track and on time.” Selections can be challenging process. There are thousands of options for every selection, so Chris also recommends utilizing the interior design services offered by Parker for a better overall experience that can keep you from being overwhelmed, help you stay within your budget, while helping you consider all the options based on your desired goals.
Start Planning Now
The lead time on materials and the permitting process have been impacted in a post-Covid world but, if your contractor or remodeler anticipates those changes, you can still get your home remodeled in a reasonable timeframe. Be sure that your remodeler has the wherewithal to anticipate these issues to manage your expectations. “In many cases, we have adjusted our remodeling process to place special orders sooner, make selections earlier, and give clients realistic timelines,” notes Chris. This transparent and efficient approach helps manage client expectations, for a better overall experience, and helps clients understand how they can positively impact the process.
If you want a home that is going to be ready in the Spring, now is the time to start the remodeling and design process. Be sure to select a contractor with whom you can begin a collaborative relationship. If you’re anticipating that you will care for a senior member of the family, in the future, make your home more ADA compliant now.
Financing Options Make Your Dreams Possible
If you are considering major renovations to your home, financing options may provide the cash you need. Special loan programs can offer much better financing options than the old HELOC loans with fixed rates, one monthly payment, and improvements based on the future (or after renovated) value of your home. This can often mean that no current equity is required. Download your free copy of the Guide to Home Renovation Financing.
Is your home ready for the holidays? Heck – is your home ready for next year? If you’re thinking about renovating your home, download The Ultimate Guide to Remodeling today! Contact Parker today to schedule a consultation!