For a hassle-free remodeling project, check out these guidelines before we get started.
Relocate during the project if you can
Remodeling season in Southwest Florida is mid-spring through early fall, which means you should schedule your project now to give you the time you’ll need to arrange for alternative living space while your contractor remodels your home. Of course, this is ideal for snowbirds that enjoy a dual residency between northern states in the summer and sunny Florida in the winter, but can be accomplished even if you want to remodel your primary residence. Use this time to get in touch with friends and family or arrange for an extended vacation if you can. Relocating allows us to get the job done faster than if we need to work around you. Always verify the construction time frame with your home owners association (HOA) or management company before work starts. Most associations limit construction to May through October.
Set up a central communication area
If you are stuck living in a construction zone, don’t panic it’s normal. Most people undergoing a remodeling project are also living in the job site. Your second-best alternative to relocating is to establish a central communication area in the house for any paperwork, messages and updates between you and the contractors so you can be prepared for water or lights to be shut off and other unavoidable byproducts of construction.
Settle on a timeline before construction starts
Ask us for an estimated timeline in the planning stages. Although the timing may change depending on variables outside your – or our – control, having a timeline in hand will give you an idea of what to expect week by week.
Keep your neighbors in the loop
Be a good neighbor and let them know that you’ll be starting a home improvement project. Explain that power tools will only be used during normal business hours; outline the clean-up measures in place so they aren’t concerned with debris littering the sidewalks; offer contact information for both you and your remodeling company in case they need to reach someone in an emergency.
As you plan for your next remodel, keep in mind that your home improvement project will result in a living space that you and your family will enjoy long into the future. The more prepared you are to undertake some changes to your daily routine the easier the project will be. Hiring a professional remodeling company with the certifications, experience and professional respect that comes with reputable providers will go a long way toward ensuring that any disruptions to your daily schedule is worth it.