In part 1 of our 5-year remodel plan for homeowners, we covered how to create a timeline for your projects and how to set a budget to ensure your most important projects are done when the majority of your budget is still available. In this part of our series, we’ll help you understand why execution of the plan is so important and prepare you for ways to troubleshoot your 5-year plan. A lot can change from the time you start a major remodeling project to when you finish it. At Eakman Construction, we help you stay the course and ensure your home remodeling projects get done and look beautiful. If you’ve never taken on a remodeling project before, we know you have a lot of questions. We’re here to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced team for some insight and advice on your next home remodeling plan or project.
Executing the 5-year Plan
Once you have your timeline and budget, you can begin scheduling in the work. Planning your biggest project first means that you don’t spend the next 5 years in a construction zone. We recommend a 5-year plan to maximize your budget, but also so that you can have some downtime between major construction projects. Getting the biggest remodeling project out of the way – usually the kitchen or a foundation project – is best. Preparing your family and your home for such a project can take time so the more prepared you are, the better off you’ll be. Our expert team of home remodelers can help you prepare what life in a construction project looks like. Once it’s done, you’ll have time to enjoy your new space and get used to life in a newly functioning area of your home before we begin tearing down other ways or replacing old floors.
Troubleshooting the 5-year Plan
Whenever you start a new construction project you need to be prepared for hiccups and hangups. At Eakman Construction, we pride ourselves on being frank and transparent with our clients to ensure they understand the whole remodeling process. However, from time to time, issues arise with delivery dates, transportation of product, or delays in inspections can all cause a project to go off its original timeline. Homeowners should be prepared for such delays. Scheduling one major renovation a year means that you not only get to bide your budget, but your time. When you aren’t rushed to finish five major projects in a short period of time, you will experience less stress and frustration with the entire process. What’s more, as you go through the 5-year plan, you’ll find that you’ll change your mind about things as you see the projects come to life. Giving yourself time to see the whole project come together means you have time and space to move ideas around and see how you use your new spaces as they come to life.
Creating a 5-year plan doesn’t have to take a lot of time, but it will save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Construction projects are a lot of work and as a homeowner, you want to make sure you get your vision right. Not only does a timeline and long-term budget help ensure your remodeling projects keep moving forward, but understanding how these projects are executed with enough time to course-correct if needed means your home will be perfectly you at the end of the process.
For more information about how to start your long-term remodeling projects now, contact Eakman Construction.