Renovations, Restorations, and Rejuvenations & May’s Mood Board

May 26, 2020


Although some industries are facing mandated shutdowns and scaled back business due to the pandemic, construction and building companies are trekking forward. These professionals are working through the pandemic, but not without following CDC guidelines and safety measures first. Licenses and permits are still being issued as construction companies continue working on projects.

In a recent study, numbers were steady and positive for renovation trends, especially for kitchen remodels and interior decorating. That said, it’s not just commercial projects that are feeling the boost in attention. Residential spaces are getting some love, too.

With no definitive timeline on how long shutdowns will last, many Americans are turning to their homes or businesses for projects to focus on. Whether it’s a commercial renovation or a residential restoration, there really is no time like the present to indulge in some good ol’ hard work.

Even if a project is not ready for production yet, there are things that can be done during the pandemic to ensure a seamless start. For other types of projects, there are tips and tricks to consider. Some companies were halfway through renovations when the outbreak hit while others were nearing the finish line. 

Regardless of the point you are at with your project, we can help! Discover ways to maximize the success of your project with us.

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Pre-renovation: strategize budgets and finances 

Depending on the project, you’ll need to figure out the budgeting before anything else. As the saying goes, “failing to plan is planning to fail.” Plus, given the pandemic, there should be a little extra time lying around to focus on often overlooked essentials (like financial planning). Figuring how much you have to work with financially will then lead you into what types of surfaces to consider (luxury vinyl, cork, decorative tile, etc.) There are many ways to budget properly, but here’s one of our favorite how-to’s.

Presently restoring: continue like this

Technically, because you’ve already broken ground, you have somewhat of an advantage. One surefire way to maximize that advantage is to order all of the needed materials to complete the project. The uncertainty of brand/business openings and closings as well as importing and exporting means there is a higher urgency to get the tools you need to finish the job. And, do it sooner rather than later.

Close to completion: tread forward, but lightly

If you’re at this phase in a restoration project, you’re arguably considered one of the “lucky ones.” Chances are, you’ve got everything you need to get the job done, from budgeting to hiring and ordering materials. So, if you are confident that you can maintain high-quality safety guidelines, trek on! At this point, there’s really no point in looking in the rearview. The only advice to add at this stage is following CDC orders, and maybe even going a little above and beyond to ensure the utmost safety of workers and clients. 

Whatever your project needs, we are here to help you through it. Connect with a surface ninja in your region right now and let’s get to work!

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This post was written by Elizabeth Chambley