Now that fall is in full swing, perhaps you find yourself daydreaming about some new changes for your mobile home. We’re all for brewing ideas and making home improvements here.
We’re also firm believers in planning ahead. Chilly weather and cozy evenings are perfect for plotting out next year’s mobile home renovation. That’s right — you can start planning now.
Don’t wait until the last minute. Don’t wait until next year is actually here.
Plan now. And win later.
But if that’s not persuasive, allow us to elaborate on all the good reasons to start planning now for next year’s mobile home renovation.
Next year’s mobile home renovation
So let’s look at why you need to plan now for next year’s mobile home renovation. Other than old adage, “Don’t leave for tomorrow what can be done today,” there’s reason enough to start planning.
Planning is half the battle
First of all, planning is half the battle. Take on that battle with confidence by giving yourself a stress-free stretch of time to focus. With the renovations being a ways in the future, you can take your time. Research. Talk to other home owners. Visit online forums. See what others are doing so you can craft a plan for success.
You’ll have a plan for that sweet tax refund
While you may be strapped for cash right now, that tax refund is coming your way next year. By planning now, you’ll have a good purpose to funnel your tax refund into. Otherwise, with no plan, that tax refund will be spent in ways that don’t give you the best return on your investment.
Time gives you a leg up for success
There’s no worrying about getting snagged by instant gratification. Planning ahead will give you time to shop around and determine what you like and don’t like. Visit your local antique stores and secondhand shops. And that brings us to our next point.
You have time to look for treasures
In the event that you plan renovations for next year, you’re buying time to shop around for unique pieces for your mobile home. You’ll be surprised to find one of a kind light fixtures and such at antique stores and secondhand stores.
Budgeting will save you money
Because you’re planning in advance, you’ll have time to flesh out a realistic budget. Don’t forget to include a contingency in your budget.
You want to shoot for the stars, but you want to know what the budget constraints are in your bank account. Now see what you can do to realize those dreams within those constraints.
Budgeting spares you from going overboard or from embarking on a plan that you can’t fund halfway into executing.
Some projects just aren’t worth going into debt over. Take your time and save money if needed. A plan will help you reach those goals.
You won’t feel presurred into poor partnerships
And finally, you won’t feel pressured to work with the first contractor that drops into your lap. With time on your side, you can shop around for ideal contractors. Remember, lower prices could cost you more in the long run if you hire someone who doesn’t really know what they’re doing.
Look for references and reviews. It’s your home, and of course you want to see the right hands at work on the renovation process.
If you’re going the DIY route, make sure you’re not going way in over your head. Having a plan and plotting out the step-by-step process to achieve your vision will help you know what you need and who you need to get the job done.
Next year’s renovation is sure to please
As a home owner, it’s natural that you take pride in your home and wish to make improvements. That’s part of good home stewardship.
Taking the time to plan out your mobile home renovation is filled with reward at the end of your efforts. Without a plan, you’re just flopping about. And with a good plan, you’re moving forward with confidence.
From broken to beautiful
For the mobile home owner who is set on grappling with a real fixer-upper, check out these tips on turning a dilapidated mobile home into a palace. You’ll be delighted to see the results of your hard work pay off by the time your renovations are complete.
We wish you the best as you plan for success. Take your time to plan well. Then enjoy reaping the benefits of those plans as you spend time with friends and family in your beautiful, newly-renovated mobile home.