Most conversations at the home show start the same way; the homeowner confesses, “I’ve been thinking about doing this project for a long time!”
While it’s a huge decision to commit to investing the time, finances, and sometimes your sanity to embark on the emotional rollercoaster of ripping apart your home, the long-term benefits far outweigh the hassle.
Kitchen remodels and bathroom renovations are the most popular projects to tackle, with home additions close behind. Whether to improve function, get an updated look, or create more elbow room, revamping your home’s key areas can improve your daily routine.
Ready to get started? Good! You’re at the right place. Home shows bring together various home experts all under the same roof. Ask your questions, gain inspiration, and meet the professionals that can finally check these projects off your list.
The Time is Now
You’ve taken the first step: You’re here. The professionals are here. Let’s do this! In an age of endless scrolling, researching, and trying to figure out the best person for your job, the home show allows you to meet companies face-to-face on neutral ground. It feels good to make a move to get the desired changes. Many homeowners underestimate the time needed for a remodeling project. Allow yourself enough time in the planning stage to create the ideal design and make informed material selections. Depending on your jurisdiction, some variables, such as permits and plan approval, affect the construction timeline. Want a new kitchen? Need to upgrade your primary bathroom? The time to start was yesterday. The second-best time to start is today.
Establish the Relationship
Working with a professional remodeler is a partnership. The most successful relationships establish open communication and shared expectations and build trust. It’s exciting to work together to bring a dream alive. Working with a company you trust will give you peace of mind to know that your home and family are in good hands. Don’t forget that it’s a two-way conversation; builders also interview you to ensure you are a good fit. Engage with companies that have completed projects like yours. See their work, understand their process, and get to know what sets them apart. If everything aligns, make an appointment for a professional to visit your home. There’s no need to go home to discuss or analyze it. Life gets busy, and you’ll likely put your project on the back burner again.
If you’ve been considering upgrading your home or building a new one, you owe it to yourself to explore the idea and see it through. We’ve designed and built countless projects for homeowners that started with a quick conversation at the home show. Now, they’re clients for life.
Save the Date
Mountainwood Homes is a featured remodeler at the upcoming Portland Fall Home & Garden Show at the Portland Expo Center, October 7-9, 2022.
Can’t make it to the Fall Show? Click here for a list of future home show events.