Prioritizing your home improvement projects based on a hierarchy of needs vs wants is a good method to ensure that you are upgrading, updating, or adding on to your home in the ways that will be the best fit for you, your family, and your lifestyle. But, a practical approach to home improvement projects doesn’t end with the selection of the project. The logistics and planning process for the work to be done is equally as important.
A reputable and licensed home improvement contractor will be able to help you navigate these parts of your project. And, partnering with a contractor will help you to properly prepare for the renovation work based on an estimated timeline. In many cases, the most practical way to maximize time and cost is to group several projects together. Here are a few benefits of doing multiple home improvement projects at the same time:
1. More Cost-Effective Overall
Bundling several home improvement projects together can often lead to a more cost-effective project overall. This is especially true when the projects are in a similar area of the home or they are similar in nature. For example, if you are doing a bedroom addition or a bathroom remodel and you have plans to renovate the adjacent bathroom or bedroom in the near future, it may be a good idea to do both rooms within the same contract.
If you are replacing windows, it is a cost-effective approach to replace all the necessary windows at the same time instead of one window at a time. It’s also cost-effective to replace windows and doors at the same time. Or, perhaps you are having new flooring installed in the kitchen with plans of installing new flooring in the dining room before long. It’s often easier for the contractor who is doing the work to complete the work for that entire area of your home in one project and easier for you as well.
2. Less Disruption Over Time
Getting all the work you have planned for your home completed within one project might make the project seem larger and more stressful at first. However, the reality is that it will lead to less disruption in your home over time.
You can more easily plan for a larger disruption that is shorter in duration than various smaller projects that drag out over months or years. The result of planning many small projects is often a home that always has one area or another unusable for an extended period of time. The inconvenience of that will be greater than a shorter and more temporary disruption that allows you to get back to enjoying your home to the fullest.
3. Cohesive and Consistent Throughout
When your home improvement project is complete, it should look seamless and blend with the rest of your existing home. A quality home improvement contractor will ensure that this occurs. However, having a larger, or master plan, of the projects you plan to tackle will help a contractor plan and advise each aspect of your project.
Having all or a majority of the work done in one project contract will also ensure that the end result is consistent and cohesive. This can help keep your home from ending up looking like a patchwork of projects that don’t work together to provide the desired aesthetic appeal or functionality.
4. Experience the Full Benefit of Improvements Faster
Grouping several home improvement projects together will allow you to begin to enjoy the renovations that you have planned for your home in their entirety. Rather than having a partially renovated home that functions at a reduced efficiency level over the course of months or years, you can enjoy the full benefits of your home improvements sooner and faster.
These are just a few benefits of doing multiple home improvement projects at the same time. But, be sure to involve an experienced and reputable home improvement contractor in the planning phases of your next home improvement project. That is the best way to ensure that your project remains cost-effective, timely, and will create the least amount of disruption in your home.
If you need some assistance on determining what kind of home improvement is the right choice for your home or need help with the logistical planning of several different projects, give Zephyr Thomas a call at (717) 399-4708 or stop by our showroom for some in-person inspiration.