The holidays are considered to be special times for both family and friends. With all of the celebrating that goes on, your house may even be one of the main gathering places for many of these activities. Therefore, if you are hosting holiday events in your home, you may want to get a jump on remodeling your kitchen or bathroom to have it done before the holidays. Having said this, here are a few recommendations that you can use to kick off your holiday home improvement plans:
1. Talk to Professional Remodeling Companies
Getting the job done before the holidays can be a challenging undertaking if you are looking to get some major work done in time. This is especially the case if you want to completely remodel your kitchen and/or the bathroom. In either case, you need to know what you start can be completed before you open your doors for holiday entertainment. So, one of the first things that you will want to do is to schedule a consultation with a remodeling company that offers the skills and experience for the improvement projects that you have in mind. For instance, if you want an estimate of the work that needs to be completed, you may request the initial consultation to be held in your home. The role that these professionals play can vary from one consultation request to the next since the scope can change. Typically, if the home renovation professional provides you with a few suggestions for your project, there may not be a charge for the consulting fees. However, if the initial consultations involve discussing multiple plans with detailed design work, there is often a charge that has already been agreed upon. “At Grand Kitchen & Bath, we ensure that the vision you have for your remodeling project will become a reality both within your budget and your timeline,” says Richard Valmain, Co-Owner.
2. Set a Realistic Budget
As most of you already know the cost of these holiday home improvement projects do not always come cheap. In fact, based on the type of enhancements to the home that you will be making, the price tag can be quite costly, and your budget can take a big hit. To assist in minimizing the financial impact that these projects can have on your pocket, it is important that you set a realistic budget for the work that needs to be done. Therefore, when you are talking with the renovation consultant about remodeling the bathroom or the kitchen area, you need to have a good idea ahead of time of the amount that will be needed and the amount that you can afford to pay. Whatever the case, you need to ensure that you have allotted enough financing to ensure the job is well done and your home looks professionally renovated.
3. Establish a Timeline for the Remodel Projects
Having professionals remodel your kitchen or bathroom is one of the best ways to meet the deadlines for the holidays. This is because these professionals have the skills, experience, and expertise to start and complete these jobs within a specific time frame. So, for those of you who want to make sure the home improvements made in the kitchen or the bathroom will meet the deadline and its overall premium requirements, you need to discuss the timeline for the work that has to be done. For instance, in the timeline that is created, the designer of the newly remodeled bathroom or kitchen will need to consider several different factors including the actual design time, how much time that it will take for picking the brands, and the construction work that has to be completed. You and the professional remodeling specialist will make sure that the timeline or the remodeling plan gives the homeowner a chance to start picking the brands that they want for the appliances in their kitchen and bathroom areas.
4. Choose from a Complete Overhaul of Your Kitchen and Bathroom or Choose to Extend the Sizes
If you know that you are entertaining a large number of people in your home during the holidays, you may also be thinking about having enough room to host fun activities. While some homeowners may want to simply overhaul their bathrooms with a more updated and recent modern-day look, others may prefer extending the size of the bathroom and kitchen to a much larger space. Therefore, before you begin working on the construction of these jobs, you need to make sure to determine which option will suit your situation and preferences best. For instance, if you want to extend the size of your kitchen or your bathroom, this may involve knocking down one or more of the walls. Hence, before you begin this type of project before the holidays, you need to ensure that you have time, physical resources, a detailed plan, and the finances to tackle these jobs aggressively.
5. Leave Time to Decorate Your Newly Designed Kitchen or Bathroom
The design time that is included in your timeline may not factor in what needs to be done after the construction of the kitchen or bathroom has been completed. Because time is of the most essential in getting these types of big jobs done by a certain time, you may also factor in the time needed to furnish the new kitchen or bathroom with new appliances and decorations. By having professionals remodel your kitchen or bathroom, they can always assist in decorating these new parts of the home with the best furnishings. Therefore, it is very important on the front end to know exactly what appliances will go in the new kitchen before it is considered to be completed, based on the timeline or remodel projects. The timeline or the remodel projects will also be provided to everyone involved so that they will have the appropriate resources to do the job well and with the highest professional quality possible.
6. Choose Reliable Remodeling Companies to Do the Work
Beauty, quality and time are of the essence when you are working to be ready for the upcoming holidays. Therefore, before these projects are started, you need to know in advance if you are working with a reputable kitchen or bathroom remodeling company. Before you approve these jobs to be done, you need to obtain some information about their background. For instance, you need to see a portfolio of the work that they have done, customers who can vouch for their work ethics, and their ability to provide the work that is requested on schedule. By choosing reliable remodeling companies, you can avoid potentially having to entertain your family and friends in a home that is still in the process of being remodeled. As Richard Valmain states, “We will make sure your home is beautiful and is just want you envisioned.