GET READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
Every year I am amazed as to how many clients wait to the last minute to update or renovate a room for the holidays. Now is the time to beat the holiday rush!
Most custom drapery workrooms have cut-offs for deliveries for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Usually they require 4-6 weeks for delivery which translates to a cut-off for Thanksgiving of October 15th and for Christmas of November 10th. I usually play it safe and recommend a cut-off of September 30th for Thanksgiving and October 31st for Christmas. That way no one is disappointed.
There is still time to place a special order for furniture. Most manufacturers promise delivery between 8-10 weeks. Otherwise, visit a furniture showroom for in stock purchases.
For major renovations such as kitchen and bathroom remodel ask yourself the question, “Do I need the project to be completed for the holidays?” If so, I recommend planning to spend at least 1-2 months in the planning stage before any demolition is begun. With that in mind, if you need the project to be complete for Thanksgiving, you probably should complete your planning no later than September 1 and for Christmas no later than October 1. Depending on the scope of the work, even this timetable might be tight. If so, delay the demo until after the holidays. Use this time to plan so the project is ready to start in the new year. Planning is the most important part of any major renovation project.
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