Updated: Jan 27
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Porch Remodel- Going from 2 season to 3.5- part 2
Have you ever remodeled anything in your home?
Whether you have or have not, you probably can relate to this.
First the windows went on back order AFTER the order was placed delaying the project start date. This is a commonplace for someone in the construction industry. As a homeowner, it is frustrating.
Then panic set in when there was a miscommunication on whether the luxury vinyl plank could withstand the cold Minnesota winters. The contractor, Nick of Tschida Construction has used it in a few porches, including his own and and after the homeowner was educated, we were just fine.
Next, we were notified that the fabric for the sectional we ordered was no longer available and we had to re-select. Thank goodness they had a hundred other choices and we made the selection as soon as the new samples arrived.
Then we had the corner tv unit arrived damaged, not once, but twice! Talk about a disappointment. Nothing catastrophic, just added worry and stress on the client.
We also had a couple change orders, one being adding in unplanned electric baseboard heat. The client loved the idea of extending the porch's usable season, even if it meant half a month more in the winter and half a month earlier in the spring.
Also, as I touched on in part 1, the client was torn between what she liked in the past and what she was drawn to now. So we melded the two. We kept red, but added in navy. We had some "bling" but also modernized and toned it down.
The point of this is to show that even though it was a simple porch remodel, things go wrong, but the end result is oh so worth it!!!
The blessing was that we worked as a team, made adjustments, had clear and constant communication.
This porch started it all at Holly Ln N...
Much more to come!!
-After- tv corner
Thank you for joining in and reading! I hope you got an insight into what we do, who we work with, the reality behind making old spaces new, and how awesome are clients are!