It’s early December (no, we don’t know how that happened either), and you’ve just realized that despite saying “never again” last year, you are going to have another house full of people over the holiday season.
If you’re like the rest of us, the stress of cooking for Great Auntie Mabel AND keeping a smile on your face while she tells you it’s not how she would have done it is hard enough, but it’s made worse that it’s a time of year when our attention turns to the things that bother us the most about our homes. There’s nothing like the prospect of entertaining to bring laser-like focus back to those Kitchen cabinets you really can’t stand but never got around to doing anything about, or that Guest Bath that – shock, horror – people are actually going to use!
The problem is, a Kitchen remodel (or even a Bathroom remodel for that matter) doesn’t happen overnight. We often find that one of the challenges in our initial conversations with some homeowners is unrealistic expectations with regards to how long it takes to complete a remodel. The reality is that there is much more to it than pulling out your Kitchen cabinets. Design-thoughtful remodeling takes time.
The length of time to complete your Kitchen remodel isn’t the only consideration. Home renovation trends show an increasing demand for remodeling company services as more and more people opt to stay put, finding themselves priced out of the market. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a contemporary Kitchen remodel in Oakton, a beautiful Bathroom remodel in Ashburn or a movie binge-watch worthy basement remodel in Reston, if you don’t plan well in advance and get onto their production schedule, you might be out of luck getting the local remodeling company you really want to work with as your partner.
Don’t worry! We are here to guide you on your renovation journey! So, rather than stress about it over the holidays, put “remodel my home” at the top of your New Year’s resolution list, and start doing your research now (mulled red wine in hand optional).
- Know what – and who – you need. You don’t need a surgeon to cure a cold, likewise you likely don’t need a full service remodeling company to update your powder room.
- Get an idea of how long it takes to complete a remodel. Mina provides expert insight into what you need to know here.
- Work with the best remodelers in the area. Don’t know how to find them? Check out our helpful resources.
Wishing you all a happy and festive holiday season and a Happy New Year 2019. When you are ready to talk to one of the best remodelers in Reston, we’ll be ready for your call!