A Holiday Wish List for Your Home Makes Remodeling Fun and Easy
There’s no time like the holidays for making lists! Guest lists, grocery lists, gift lists and even who’s-sleeping-where lists help make life easier during these super-busy weeks. But there’s one extra list that can make life easier for years to come: it’s your home’s Holiday Wish List with all those things that need changing and updating!
While it’s on your mind…
As you’re preparing holiday meals, entertaining and hosting family from out of town, it’s the perfect time to think about what you wish you could change about the way your home looks, feels and works. Make notes now about big and small changes you’d like to make for planning a remodel in 2014.
For example, wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra bath or a real guest room? What about an entry area spacious enough to organize coats and scarves and leave wet boots to dry? Do you fantasize about actually having the space to seat the whole gang graciously?
Would having an extra dishwasher, sink or oven make it much easier to entertain? And one of those motion-activated, touchless faucets would be very helpful when you’re cooking and your hands are full – or covered in dough. What if you could access a particular pot, pan or bag of sugar without having to remove the contents of an entire drawer or cabinet?
What about the kitchen itself – wouldn’t it be wonderful to have more windows, a better floor plan and enough counter space to cool batches of cookies and still have room for the kids to sit and sip hot chocolate?
Apart from the “nice to haves,” what about things that just plain need replacing – leaky toilets, creaky doors, cracked tiles, sagging shelves and more?
Once you’ve made your list, check it twice
When the holidays are over, check your list. Check it once for the “nice to haves” and once for the “must haves,” and then explore what you’d like to accomplish with some timely remodeling. You might be surprised at how much beauty and functionality can be built into even small remodeling projects. The secret is in taking the time to map out the design, space planning and product options so that they not only address the items on your Holiday Wish List but also make the smartest and most creative use of your budget.
If you do find yourself considering a remodeling project, don’t wait to get started. Even simple updates involve planning and design time. In fact, given the design process, product delivery timelines and construction requirements, projects can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.
So go ahead and make your home’s Holiday Wish List now. Then, after the holidays, give us a call to see how Melton can make your wishes come true.