Spring has sprung – a time when homeowners typically clean their homes and start new home remodeling projects! The “Stay-Home, Stay-Safe” order has made our relationship with our homes even more intimate, reflecting on our homes’ drawbacks and also their fantastic potential. Are you finding yourself hesitant to start a conversation about the challenges with your home? Now is actually a perfect time to take steps toward making your Dream Home a reality!
Here are 5 great reasons to get started with a trusted remodeling contractor.
Reason #1: You’ve Got the Time and Acutely See the Need
Staying home has its up-sides: Quality time with the family, a chance to catch up on spring cleaning and neglected projects, and hours to catch up on sleep, relax, or even meditate. But as your eyes scan your home, your imagination has no doubt kicked in creating visions of the kitchen, bathroom, or even home office that you need now more than ever.
Does all of that cooking at home have you dreaming of a new kitchen? Now’s the time to explore what it would be like to have extra storage, an open eating area, maybe even a walk-in pantry. Tired of sharing bathroom space with other family members? Do you envision his & hers vanities, a steam shower, or comfy tub to soak away your stress? Make it so! Are you like so many families trying to find a quiet place to work from home? A new home office or expanded living area could be just what you need. You may be spending your days dreaming, but now is the perfect time to call and make it happen.
Reason #2: Contractors Are Eager to Get Back to Work
2020 was stacking up to be a fantastic year and the wait was long for design and construction to start happening. Now is a great time to get in the queue. A project that might not have even seen the drawing board until 2021, will likely have the opportunity to be in construction before the snow flies again.
Reason #3: Remodeling Loans are at Rock Bottom Rates
The government has responded to the economic side of the health crisis with stimulus packages, grants, and 0% interest loans. In addition to these, the MainStreet Design Build team works with a national bank offering a quick reply option with approvals almost immediately. By applying online you can get approved for up to $60,000 per room with multiple short- and long-term options. Construction loans may require appraisals, but many offer secure loans based on your home’s future value and some up to 95%.
Other options abound if you already have a resource with your current bank or lender. For example, you can obtain a line of credit against your current mortgage, or take out some of the equity.
Either way, no time has ever been more favorable to take a loan with little to no interest. With banks eager for your business, the idea of doing a home renovation can quickly become an exciting reality with minimal hassle and expense.
Reason #4: You Can Do Almost All the Preparation While Physically Distancing
During a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, you not only have the time but the ability to find, vet, and partner with a trusted contractor. A big part of your selection criteria should be the company’s willingness and ability to work with you virtually. Whether through the phone or video chat and conferencing, a qualified remodeling firm will seize this moment and do all the essential prep and design work without having to physically meet through FaceTime, Zoom, or other digital communications channels.
You’ll be surprised how much can get done without compromising your safety. From the initial consultation and virtual walk-through to writing and finalizing design agreements, documents, architectural drawings, selections, and permits, there’s little you can’t accomplish online that you otherwise couldn’t do in person. Utilizing a company, like MainStreet Design Build, that has had experience with this technology is key.
Reason #5: A Trusted Contractor Will Ensure Your Safety Every Step of the Way
States like Michigan are already seeing a downward trend in the curve and starting the re-opening process, but staying vigilant with a secure safety protocol will be immeasurable when it comes to beating this thing. That means your contractor will need to have a complete safety plan in place starting with jobsite walkthroughs throughout the entire construction process. This is extremely important since few projects are more physically demanding than a home renovation, and nothing is more important than your family’s health and well-being.
You can be assured the entire team at MainStreet is up to speed on the latest and most effective containment, cleaning, and documentation procedures provided by the CDC. Not only will these safety measures minimize noise, dust, and physical contact during your remodel, but they will help ensure the health of everyone involved. The extra care taken now will focus on guaranteeing a secure, clean, and virus-free working environment within your home.
Bonus: Since MainStreet Design Build is already compliant with the EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, our team is prepared to keep you and your family safe during the pandemic. Turns out the same rules that require workers to be certified and trained in the use of lead-safe practices also apply to coronavirus-safe practices.
Partner with MainStreet Design Build
Look no further for a trusted contractor who fits the bill! MainStreet Design Build is a full service, design-build remodeling firm dedicated to creating a luxurious end-to-end experience through personal care, accountability, timeless design, and exacting attention to detail. For 28 years their in-house design team, staff of carpenters, and deep bench of skilled tradesmen have made the process comfortable, enjoyable — and safe.
Having produced elegant results that transform remodeling dreams into precious living spaces, MainStreet Design Build is the #1 choice for discerning homeowners in Southeast Oakland County who value a high level of comfort and trust in knowing that their home remodeling project will be done RIGHT. Browse our luxurious gallery of award-winning local renovations, and quickly schedule a virtual design consultation. Let’s partner today!