We don’t have to tell you that the holidays this year are sure to be very different for families trying to stay healthy. People are rethinking holiday parties and even visits with friends and family. It’s difficult, but it won’t last forever. Will the coming year be the time we can get back together with our friends and loved ones? If so, 2021 will be the year to finally re-do the kitchen, update the bath, or create a great family space with an addition or finished basement. November is also the perfect time to start planning for your remodeling project.

Good remodeling always starts with good planning

Working out details, drawing up plans, getting permits, and selecting appliances, fixtures and finishes can take several months, depending on the complexity of your project. For example, if you’d like to have a sunroom ready for the summer, planning needs to begin in the winter for construction in the spring. And if you want to have a major addition or kitchen renovation ready for the 2021 holiday season, now is the time to start talking to us about it.

Step by step to a stress-free remodeling experience

Homeowners who look ahead and get their 2021 projects into pre-planning now can feel just as smart as those super-organized “Christmas in July” folks who look ahead and get their holidays planned during the summer. By starting now, 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.

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Plus, the more complex the remodeling or renovation job, the more steps involved – everything from feasibility studies and design concepts, to drawings, selections, permits, construction, inspections and much more. Giving us (and yourself) a good amount of 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, exterior projects and additions obviously go more smoothly when the weather cooperates. If you’re doing a project like a kitchen remodel, you’ll be without appliances for a time. Doing that construction in the warmer months when you can use the grill and eat outdoors is easier than coping with that phase of the project in the snow.

Maybe the holidays this year will be less hectic and leave you with a bit more time to gather your ideas and think about how you’ll want to celebrate next year. It’s also a good time to talk to us about your budget and our availability for your 2021 project.

So, if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to start getting your home ready for when you can entertain a crowd again, give us a call and let’s map out an action plan!