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Preparing for a Spring Home Remodel in Wilmington, NC

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

Here are Five Tips to Consider

With the winter finally giving way to better weather and the spring, many people are considering upgrading their homes! Before jumping headfirst into the project, here are some things to consider if you're one of them.

1. Get Lined-Up Early

Winter is generally the slowest time for contractors, not because they want it to be, but generally, people hunker down and don't remodel that much. So, what does that have to do with you? Well, it means people start booking big in the spring, so if you want your project finished by the early summer, you need to secure your spot now.

We've seen too often people wait until the last minute and then be very upset that they can't get in with the contract they want. So, if you're planning on a remodel, try to get your ducks in a row now; if you wait until the last minute, you might have to wait until the end of summer if you get unlucky.

2. Consider Taking a Vacation/Moving Away

Next up, when you get your renovation in line, you might want to consider taking some time away from your house! You might want to move out depending on how big of a job you're doing. This will not only make the job but also will give you less stress. Sometimes, seeing your home in a state of change can be very hard on people, and you will have people in your home most of the day, so if you can afford it, moving out or taking a vacation for the more significant parts of the renovation can be great.

3. Decide What Needs to be Done

Next up, or maybe first, you need to decide what is essential! Especially if you have a time frame for your renovation, you need to make a list of what needs to be done first. So, if your kitchen is your most significant pain point, ensure it gets done! Maybe there is a bedroom you want to be done, but it is more or less fine the way it is; perhaps that takes a backseat.

So, make a list, and see what you can feasibly get done by the time the remodel comes around.

4. Prep Your Home

Even if you have a room not getting remodeled, you need to prep the adjoining rooms; while we use drop clothes and plastic to keep dust out, nothing is full-proof. So try to take things down and put away items you do not want to be damaged. Then, for the rooms getting remodeled, try to clean them and get everything out and in storage; that way, construction can start right away.

5. Let Your Neighbors Know/Get Parking

Last but not least, let your neighbors know there will be extra noise, and more people will be at your house. While you can't do too much for them, just giving a heads-up is a great way to make them understand the situation. Then, you need to ensure parking; there can be a decent number of cars at once, so whether this means letting people park on your lawn or just moving your car down the street!

If you're thinking about a renovation in Wilmington, NC, and want a team that can help you design your dreams and take the job all the way, call the team at Avocet Design Build today to turn your dreams into reality!


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