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Blog – December 2017

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Jody has been with Deslaurier for 14 years. She is a model example of hard work and dedication within the organization. She has worked in several different departments from Reception, to Service, to Distribution, to Design. Jody is currently a Design Consultant out of our Renfrew based showroom and looks forward to helping you with your next project.

 

Timing Is Everything

 

Whether renovating your kitchen, bathroom, mudroom, or laundry room, it can be an exciting, busy time and potentially a stressful time if not planned out properly.

While planning your renovation, you are meeting with your contractor, your designer, making appliance selections (if needed), making cabinet and countertop selections, choosing paint colors, looking at flooring options and the list goes on…  All this while trying to juggle work schedules, sport schedules, everyday life and family routines. It can become overwhelming if you haven’t given yourself the proper time needed to complete these tasks.

Once you have finalized your renovation on paper and made all your selections, you are ready to go ahead with your renovation… When do you start?  It can be very tempting to schedule your renovation as soon as possible but there are some things you must consider and inquire about, such as:

  • Your contractor’s availability to start work on your project
  • Cabinet and Countertop manufacturer lead times
  • Appliance lead times

Keeping in mind a renovation takes time, it is equally important to consider your own schedule.  Do you have a family vacation coming up? You would likely want to be present during your renovation, or maybe you are open to having a project manager oversee the project on your behalf.  Are you hosting any special events? You don’t want to be without use of your space during that time (tearing apart a room in your house a week before Christmas is not highly recommended).  Or it could come down to the simple fact that you need to plan out alternatives to your everyday routine.  Are you open to barbequing in the middle of winter or ready for many nights of take out?  Do you have a second bathroom to use if the renovation takes yours out of commission for a while?  How many trips to the laundromat do you want to make in one week?

If planned properly, your renovation doesn’t need to be a stressful time but rather an exciting time, full of anticipation of seeing and enjoying the transformation of your space.

Now you can sit back and enjoy the beauty and functionality of your dream becoming a reality.  All your hard work has paid off.