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What’s on Your Holiday Wish List?

Posted by Matt Ates | November 14, 2017

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The holidays are coming, and with them the opportunity to express love to family and friends through thoughtful gifts. The trouble most of us have is knowing which gifts will mean the most. This year, the answer can be creative, new, and practical: give the gift of a partial or whole home remodel in Dallas, TX. Nothing says “I love you” like improving the place where you and your family spend the most time together so that you can continue to create fond family memories during the holidays and throughout the year.

Creating a Specific Wish List

Gifts are always best when you know your recipient’s needs. If that recipient is your immediate family, take a moment to sit down together and create a wish list for your home that will improve both ordinary and special seasons.

What are your priorities in your daily lives? Is the kitchen small, cramped, and outdated? Are you always competing for the shower in the morning before you and your spouse head to work and your kids head to school? Does your whole home need to be refreshed with new floors, windows, fixtures, etc.?

Now think about your needs during special holiday seasons: how did your home function last year? Did you have to cook Thanksgiving dinner all on your own because there wasn’t enough space in the kitchen to accommodate more than one cook? Were you unable to host out-of-town relatives because you didn’t have a private bedroom and bathroom? Could you remodel your basement to create an extra living space?

Think through challenges and frustrations you encounter in your daily living; then think through limitations you experienced during last year’s holidays. Use these memories to hone in on your remodeling priorities to plan this year’s perfect present.  

Fulfilling Family Wishes

At other times, it’s alright to give a gift without knowing exactly how it will be used. For instance, maybe your parents are looking to alter their home so that they can comfortably age in place. You may not know the exact adjustments that they will decide to make, but you can still gift them with the finances they need to begin reconstruction.

Planning the Project

It’s a little late to complete your home remodeling project in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, but it’s never too late to plan for next year. With your remodeling wish list in place, do a little research on your remodeling company’s approach for your particular project, be it a kitchen remodel, a bathroom remodel, or a whole home remodel in Dallas. (Or help your family by researching the project they’re hoping to complete with your help.)

Next, contact your contractor to discuss their process and timeline. If you begin planning now, you’ll likely be able to complete your project next spring so that your home will be ready for summer, fall, and winter. Your new home may be your family’s new hub for hosting 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas parties to create memories with family and friends for years to come.

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