If you’ve ever moved to a different house, you know moving is full of stress, enough to make you wonder why you ever decided to leave your comfortable old home. You have to sort through everything from clothes to bedding, from kitchen utensils to garden tools, from trinkets to those weird glass animals you aren’t quite sure why you kept. When you decide what you do need to keep, you must put everything into boxes to carry it to your new house. And that’s just the small stuff—you spend half an hour lugging the heavy, bulky, wood-framed couch out to the moving van, angling it just right to fit through narrow doorways and up a precarious stairway from the basement. Your experience may not have been exactly like this, but surely you can relate to the hassle of moving everything out of a house you’ve settled down in for years to a new home.
Moving out involves more than enough work, but then you get to move all your sofas and easy chairs and tables and beds and boxes of everything from encyclopedias to porcelain plates (breakable—be careful!) into your new house. And then you have to unpack all your possessions, find the shelves and drawers where you want to keep them, organize them, and arrange your furniture. You spend hours and hours, days and days, weeks and weeks, getting your new house arranged so you are comfortable living there.
With all the hassle of moving out of your old house and moving into your new home, you want your house to be looking nice and ready for you to move everything into. You want to be able to set up your dining room set of table and chairs without stepping on rotting floorboards that sag and creak every time you walk on them. You would like to bring your sofa and living room furniture into a room that doesn’t have mildew on its walls and gaps in the ceiling. To sum up, if you’re moving into a fixer-upper house, it’s nice to see it fixed up before you move in.
You could do the work yourself, but fixing up a house requires much time that you may not be able to afford in this fast-paced culture. If you work a full-time job and have a family with kids, you don’t want to be spending every spare moment fixing one more hole in the wall and replacing one more rotting board in the floor.
Consider hiring a contractor to remodel the house you are moving into. If you live in or near Rockville, Maryland, you could contact D. R. Hartman Construction (website) for a free estimate. This general contractor in Rockville, experienced in both building and remodeling homes, will do whatever you need to fix your house up to make it look new again. Many satisfied customers praise Hartman Construction for the excellent jobs they have done. So if you need a kitchen remodeled in Bethesda, MD or even a bathroom redone, don’t hesitate to contact Hartman–and be sure to let him know that I sent you :)