Column: Just do it


Commentary by Randy Sorrell and Bill Bernard

This year marks the 30th anniversary of an ad campaign that encourages you to “Just do it.” It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years. Time flies when you focus on important things like family, friends and community. Along the way (if your family is anything like mine), your home will endure a lot of hard use, and everyone just adapts to (or chooses to ignore) those nagging things that add “character” to your home. 

The cabinet drawers don’t open as smoothly as they once did. 

The countertop has that nagging chip that catches everything. 

The faucet has a never-ending drip that long since stained the bottom of the sink. 

“Honey? Is that spot on the ceiling getting bigger?” 

With more frequency between sporting events, doctor appointments and family gatherings, you find yourself dreaming of how nice it would be to update your powder room, open up the kitchen or get rid of the aircraft carrier-sized jetted tub in your master bathroom. Perhaps you’re adding to your family. Perhaps you’re wondering how to accommodate aging parents, or even how to accommodate your own challenges. Perhaps you’re wrestling with several of these things. 

Then come the questions. 

Where do you begin? How much? How long? How will you choose materials? All too often, the dreaming stops there. There are so many questions it can be paralyzing. Depending on how much you want to do, sometimes there may be trade-offs that we can help you negotiate.

Just do it. 

Remodel something. Even if it means sacrificing your jetted tub.

Pick up the phone and give us a call. We can help you develop a plan to address your concerns. We look forward to helping you stay home and be moved.