Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Phasing Your Home Remodel with Lunada

Many of our clients come to us with a simple kitchen remodel, and then soon after talking to them and working to find out what their big picture is, most people want to remodel their entire home AND landscape.  Of course not many clients can't afford such a financial undertaking such as a whole home remodel but want the same results.  The best way to achieve a whole house remodel with a limited budget is phasing the construction.  

Lunada always suggests remodeling your interior before moving onto your exterior.  

With construction comes a lot of mess.  Not only are there numerous crew members involved in demo, construction, and finish carpentry, there are dumpsters, materials being delivered and stored, appliances, furniture, and you are probably still living there too!  Now, backyards are important -- we live in Southern California after all!  You wouldn't want your new pool and grass to be trampled on or take the risk of ruining it with all of the commotion of a construction site. 

A client's best bet is to start with something the entire household uses on a daily basis: the kitchen.  This is where the most dramatic difference and most practical investment can be made through cabinetry, lighting, new appliances, and flooring.  Then, after saving up for a few months, it is a good idea to move into the dining room, living room, and entry and the bedrooms and private bathrooms.  This allows for minimal disruption to the homeowners during the construction process.  After your home is perfect, move outside to add that new pool or outdoor kitchen transforming your backyard into an outdoor retreat!  

The most important part about phasing a construction project is planning.  If you thoroughly plan the phases of your construction and time them with deliveries, payments, and personal calendars, a whole home remodel can be relatively painless.  Remember, Lunada is here for you and we can help you plan your project through a simple consultation.  Check out our website www.lunadaconsulting.com to fill out a contact sheet and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  Now is the time to start planning, summer is just around the corner!