Life with Joani: Things are Finally Happening

Life with Joani: Things are Finally Happening

So, our new roof was, for the most part, installed today. It was amazing to me how swift the whole process was executed! Ten men, quietly, diligently getting the job done, grateful for them. Tomorrow is the wrap up and now attentions will be turned inward to the many projects that lie in front of me.

As with every job I am involved with, change is inherent. New build or renovation, to me both are very organic. As projects develop, even with the most detailed of plans ahead of construction, almost always involve some sort of change. Once a project becomes three dimensional, well planned ideas become visually exciting as well as problems that need to be addressed. For example, switches that need to be moved from the middle of the wall to a more efficient side of a door, to a sewer pipe that showed up in the middle of an opening that is key to this beautiful new room you have dreamed of and has to be moved to make this vision become a reality. The orchestration between a builder/remodeler and the designer /home owner is critical to the success of any project. As you pursue your new home build or big remodel…make sure you find the right fit in the builder/designer that will help you thru this very exciting, expensive and at times, a trying venture.

Ask…do your styles fit each other? Is there good communication? Is there a clear plan for construction/design, is the budget realistic (and EVERYONE has a budget) and is everyone clear on this budget.

So, back to me. As with many projects, good contractors are essential. Many of my go-to teams are still booked up from Harvey remodels and that trumps my project all day long!!!

Fingers crossed I can get the boys bath done as well as the entry by Thanksgiving ….then 2019….here we come!

Next Week….my selections. joani