January is the perfect time to plan ahead for your home remodeling project. The days are short and the winds are cold, but the spring thaw will be here before you know it — a great time to knock down walls, pour concrete and upgrade your space. Close your eyes and take a deep breath — can you smell the sawdust? But you don’t have to just imagine it — plan to attend the upcoming Salt Lake Home Show Friday, Jan. 9 through Sunday, Jan 11, at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. It’s a great place to get ideas for what type of home remodeling project might be for you.
You’ll find tile specialists, roofers, window and door installers and vendors selling countertops, bathroom fixtures and more. In fact, it can be overwhelming. Consider the number of experienced professionals you would need to add a room to your house. You need someone to pour the foundation and frame it, a mason if it’s going to be brick, an electrician, someone to hang the drywall, a window and door vendor and installer, a roofer and someone to do the finish work like painting, staining and laying carpet.
There’s even more to consider for a kitchen or bathroom remodel or expansion. These jobs include plumbers, vendors for counter or vanity tops, mirrors, tile — and sink, tub and lighting fixtures. Considering a skylight for your new room? Make sure your roofer has experience installing them because a leak can quickly destroy all the hard work put in by the construction team.
All the Little Things
The breadth of needs for a remodeling project can never be underestimated. Would you remember that if you’re doing a basement, garage or playroom remodel that you might need to rent a POD or storage unit? Even if you don’t, you’ll likely at least need lots of boxes. And what about when the dust is settled and the project is finished? At that point, the only pristine-looking room in your house is likely to be the one that was just built. Wouldn’t you like all your rooms to look beautiful? A one-time professional cleaning will make your whole house look new.
General Contractors Are a Necessity
Having an experienced general contractor to manage your project is an invaluable tool. You’re going to want a company with longevity, a company you can trust, like FCI. With 26 years of experience in general contracting and new home constructions, FCI has seen it all. We manage your entire project from beginning to end, keeping in close contact with the carpenters, the mason, the people shipping the materials and everyone involved to make sure your project stays on schedule. Everyone’s nightmare is a sheet of plastic hanging where a wall should be while you wait days, or even weeks, for workers to return to finish what they started.
At FCI, we make a schedule and stick to it so that you can mark visible progress each day toward your dream. Put the wheels in motion now on your home remodeling project — the earlier you plan ahead the smoother your road to success will be.