It’s no secret that the last two years have been challenging for everyone, and the remodeling industry is no exception. Bellevue area homeowners seeking home-improvement projects may feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to, or if they should, proceed with their projects. We’re here to help. Let’s explore three of the biggest challenges our industry is facing and how we help clients navigate these market conditions.
Challenge #1: Supply Chain Disruptions
From COVID-19 to the effects of extreme weather like fires and flooding, supply chain disruptions have been unavoidable. Materials like lumber and appliances are hard to find and expensive. Prices are going up, and projects are taking a lot longer to get done.
Solution: Start Today!
The best advice we can give during these times is to start projects sooner. Prices are unlikely to go down in the foreseeable future and holding out may very well make the situation worse. Additionally, you should be prepared well in advance and have realistic expectations with your timeline. Even though it may take longer than any of us would like, we guarantee your finished dream home will be worth the wait.
Challenge# 2: Labor Shortages
As you’re well aware from daily news stories, businesses all over are struggling to find workers and Woodinville/Sammamish remodelers are no different. Experienced, specialty tradespeople like carpenters and electricians are especially difficult to come by. Many homeowners are experiencing the frustration of contractors being unresponsive — or even worse, starting a job and not finishing it.
Solution: Go with Design Build
The idea of saving money by hiring out individual contractors may seem tempting, but we can assure you that you’ll be happier hiring a design build firm like Nip Tuck Remodeling. Not only will our experienced team design and plan your project efficiently, we will also manage all of the contractors involved, as well as the material ordering, delivery and scheduling. We work out all the details with our trade partners so that your project will be completed in a reasonable amount of time and will be of the highest quality. Furthermore, there won’t be any surprises with the cost of your remodel. After all, to be on-time, on-budget, and on-purpose is part of our identity.
Challenge # 3: Faltering from Inexperience
These are not ordinary times, and there are many more obstacles to overcome than usual. Inexperienced home remodeling contractors may not be able to navigate choppy waters, leading to many time-consuming and potentially expensive setbacks.
Solution: Choose Wisely
Homeowners need to be extra careful to choose a seasoned remodeling partner experienced with the type of project they’re planning. Doing some homework in the beginning could save a lot of frustration later. Check out reputable sources for reviews and testimonials, interview potential firms before signing on the dotted line, and make sure you’re considering more than just the cost. After all, finding a firm with the expertise needed to get the job done right despite the bumps along the way is invaluable.
While we can’t make prices go down or drastically improve wait times, the professionals at Nip Tuck Remodeling are ready to craft high-quality remodels even through challenging circumstances. Ready to get started? Contact us today