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 invest 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 and bathroom remodels remain the most popular remodeling projects to tackle with home additions coming in 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 a variety of 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 changes you’ve been waiting for. 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, there are variables that affect the construction timeline, such as permits and plan approval. Want a new kitchen? Need to upgrade your master 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, shared expectations and are built on 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. Engage with companies that have completed projects like yours. Don’t forget that it’s a two-way conversation; builders are interviewing you to ensure you are a good fit to work with also. See their work, understand their process, get to know what sets them apart. If their business aligns with what you’re looking for, make an appointment for a professional to come visit your home. Don’t go home to discuss or analyze it. Life gets busy, and you’ll likely put your project on the back burner again.
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. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your home, or building a new one, you owe it to yourself to explore the idea and see it through.
Save the Date
Mountainwood Homes is a featured remodeler at the upcoming Portland Fall Home & Garden Show at the Expo Center, October 3-6, 2019.
Bonus! Robert Wood, Mountainwood Homes’ president and owner, will be giving a remodeling seminar on Thursday, October 3rd and Friday, October 4th from 4-5pm on the seminar stage.
Can’t make it to the Fall Show? Click here for a list of future home show events.