Planning for an addition that’s to be Designed and Built over the winter months?
Your project can easily span two seasons– what’s the best way to time your activities?
For an addition to your home, choose your renovator a few months prior to your anticipated ground breaking. Use this planning time to create a project that is predictable in duration and cost.
Search for a reputable contractor who has familiarity with building year round, and knows how to do quality work on schedule, even in adverse conditions.
How can you make your Design timeline predictable?
You have thought it over and know most of what you need. Documenting your wishes and needs will make a designer’s job easier and quicker:
- Use detailed and prioritized lists, both of your current home’s challenges, and what you love about it.
- A file of magazine clippings with your own written notes helps the design process.
How can you have the best possible chance of meeting your Building schedule?
Your renovator should show you the ‘rough’ schedule for the project. Before breaking ground, learn more about any unpredictable aspects of the project’s schedule; “forewarned is forearmed”.
Go into construction with informed expectations, a contingency plan, and be prepared to be flexible in your response to Mother Nature.