The Holiday Season Remodeling Craze Has Begun!

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Old 09-15-2016, 10:28 AM   #1
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The Holiday Season Remodeling Craze Has Begun!

Every year around September the calls start rolling in for basement and wasted space remodels with mention that "Aunt Rose and Uncle Jack" are coming into town for Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc and we need a guest bedroom. I am always suprised by the first call mentioning hte need for a remodel because the holidays are coming.

Does anyone else get these influx of calls and requests leading up to the holidays?

To me it seems counter-intuitive. The holidays are pricey times without adding my bill to your list but hey - I am not complaining and my kids thank you too!

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Old 09-15-2016, 09:58 PM   #2
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Re: The Holiday Season Remodeling Craze Has Begun!

No, fall and winter are usually my busiest times but not because of the holidays. My clients know better than to expect me to get to a major remodel as if I'm sitting around waiting for their call.


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We get busy with roofing in fall too. Its because people are done with vacations and they put it off to when the kids are in school.
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:53 PM   #4
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I've gotten that allot over thirty years. We want to get out kitchen done. Can you do it by thanks giving? And this is in September. As if there aren't going to be anymore holidays.
If I tell people no, they get the first person that can do it for them. It never fails that in time I hear through the grape vine about how unhappy they are with the job. People are so focused on getting that new kitchen by the holidays that when the holidays are over and they have to live with it. Reality sinks in

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Old 09-21-2016, 04:37 AM   #5
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Re: The Holiday Season Remodeling Craze Has Begun!

When people ask for major projects to be done for the holidays this time of year l say " That ship sailed". Wait until after New Years I tell them. They watch too many tv shows.

I just passed on one yesterday. Major ****. I don't need the grief.

The flooring guys really get slammed here this time of year.
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It is true, we also get a lot more calls and walk-ins this time of year than during the summer. It starts now, pauses in January and goes again from February until Jun/July.
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Out here is the winter and frozen pipes and floods that are driving a lot of remodeling calls. Nothing like having a utility room and furnace flooded to get angry angry clients ready to vent on you.
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We certainly get a lot of kitchen remodels this time of year, sometimes some landscape lighting jobs as well if they're worried about grandma tripping over pathway.

The best part about exterior lighting jobs is that we have a chance to fix up their landscape as well so it becomes a bigger job. But we love adding exterior lighting to create a warmer and inviting atmosphere during the holidays!

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Old 12-17-2016, 05:39 AM   #9
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Yes. The last 3 months of the year are always our busiest. Not really because of the holidays, but people put things off then start to want things done before winter.

As for remodels for the holidays, I usually start getting calls the first part of November. The homeowner is having family for the holidays and wants the kitchen to be nicer than it is. I always pass on those. I give them the reasons and suggest we start after the first of the year.
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