Can I Plan a Vacation and Have my Remodeling Project Done When I’m Gone?

Posted by Matt Ates | October 10, 2017

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Remodeling is messy. Particularly if you’re remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, installing new floors or windows, or altering your interior layout, your every-day routine will inevitably be disrupted. Because of this, many home owners try to kill two birds with one stone by taking some time off to vacation while their home renovation company transforms their house. But is it really advisable to be away during renovation?

The Pros: Planning with Pros who Plan Ahead

The answer depends largely on the Dallas, TX, home renovation company you’re working with. The most important decision you’ll make in remodeling is not what, when, why, or how you’re remodeling, but whom you’ve chosen as your remodeling contractor. If you’re playing a distance game, choosing a trustworthy remodeling company is even more crucial.

At Thaddeus Drew, we’ve designed a very intentional remodeling process with the goal of minimizing the impact of our remodel work on your routine. We begin with an in-person home visit to visually understand your goals and recommend plans to satisfy those goals. After this meeting, we’ll contact you with a proposal within three days.

Once we agree on a contract, we’ll meet at our design center, where you can select all materials and finishes. You can even take samples home with you to make sure you’ll like your selections once they’re in your own home. After materials are finalized, we’ll produce 3D renderings and adjust them as many times as necessary to ensure your satisfaction.

As soon as you like what you see, we’ll order your materials. This stage is where we differ from our competitors. Unlike other remodelers, we wait until we’ve received all materials before beginning construction, which means our completion timeline is much faster. Having all materials on-hand before beginning demolition enables us to stick to our timeline commitments so that you know exactly how to plan your schedule around your renovation.

The Cons: Distance Matters

Although we do everything in our power to make sure we plan every detail of the project before we begin to expedite the entire construction process, the fact is that distance does limit involvement. If anything unexpected occurs during construction or if there are installation questions that arise, you won’t be on site to give directions.

Strategizing to Minimize Miscommunication

The good news is that there are several ways to stay involved while you’re staying away. Make a plan with your contractor to continue the solid communication you began during the planning. Try to arrange weekly check-ins where you can receive construction updates, and also try to arrange to Facetime with your foreman before each new major construction phase so you can visually check progress and make informed decisions.

These are just a few tips to help you utilize technology to your advantage as you complete your long-distance remodel. Be sure to have an open conversation with your remodeler to discuss specific ideas and strategies for a successful remodel during your vacation.


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