A few weeks ago we wrote the blog post, “Designing On A Deadline” (click here if you missed it). We received such great feedback that we decided to dive a little deeper into this topic and address a few common questions about the home renovation process.
Home Design With A Deadline – Common Questions When Starting A Renovation
When/How do I begin my project?
We often hear from our clients that they aren’t sure when or how to move forward with their project.
Reaching out to us via email or phone only takes a few minutes and from there, we will guide you through the entire process beginning with forming your entire team. This initial step will ironically be the easiest.
How long will it take?
If construction and renovations are required, we will first address your needs and help you set a timeline.
Rushing the renovation process is never wise so sometimes pushing the deadline back on the front end allows more realistic expectations.
I am also a big believer on not starting the project until the plans are complete. Demo goes quickly but things tend to slow down a bit after this step.
Will we have to move out?
This is the number one question I am asked and rightfully so. Going through a renovation is daunting to some, but moving out of their home throws people for a loop.
The good news is depending on your project needs, moving out may not be required. We’ve renovated entire kitchens with the clients still living at home. It’s not always pretty, but it can be done.
If your renovation covers several main areas of your house, it’s possible to work in stages to avoid moving out. Just like we get creative with the design of our projects, we can also get creative helping you stay happy and comfortable- at home.
How involved will we need to be?
We understand that life is busy and adding extra tasks and decision making isn’t always ideal.
While some clients have more say-so in the selections, most want little involvement aside from the budgeting and approving the selections.
By intercepting daily decisions you may not know how to answer, we are hopefully alleviating stress from your already busy day. Our goal is to be our client’s advocate by making sure everything runs smoothly and correctly.
I hope I have answered some of your questions about renovating your home. Whether your hesitation to begin your project has to do with timing, fear of the unknown, or an array of other reasons, take the first step. I promise it will be worth it in the end.
Have a great day,