A home remodel can be an incredibly stressful experience. That being said, it can also be an incredibly rewarding experience.
Not only are you taking advantage of the opportunity to make your home a better place to live that is more suited to you and your family’s needs, you are also adding to the equity of your home! This can be especially valuable if you are planning on selling your home in the near future.
Still, you won’t be able to enjoy all your hard work if you lose your mind in the process. So, here are some important things to remember to stay sane during your home remodel.
It all starts with the builder
One of the very first questions you should ask yourself when you are looking for a builder is, “What kind of professional should you hire for your home remodel.” Spending the necessary time to find the best builder for the job will save you time, money and stress down the line.
Goals are important
As you begin your remodel, make sure to set realistic goals for you and your crew. Don’t expect everything to look perfect a couple weeks in. It’s going to get worse before it gets better so remember that hitting deadlines is a reason to celebrate.
Deadlines aren’t set in stone
While goals are crucial, missing a deadline or two is not a reason to panic. Sure, it’s important to keep your workers on task, but nothing bad is going to happen if you’re running a few days behind. Remember, it’s more important that the job is done than the job is done quickly.
You have to let your workers work. Nothing makes people more prone to mistakes than the sense that they are being micromanaged. Think about it, you hired these people because you trust their past work and references. You trust them to do the job and do the job right. No amount of oversight from you is going to help the job because you have no clue what goes into getting the job done right. So, just take a deep breath, and leave the work to the professionals.
Enjoy the mayhem
There is something pretty exciting about watching your home transform before your eyes, even if it takes a pretty long time. If you want, spend a little time each day going over what gains have been made.
Take a trip
If you are finding that the remodel is making it hard for you to operate as you usually do, simply take a bit of a vacation. Pack up your family and take advantage of the excuse to get out to go enjoy a family trip.
Take it all in stride
A great lesson for all of life, really! Take the great moments and the stressful moments in stride. Remember that in the end, you will have a beautiful home better suited to you and your family. Keeping the big picture in mind is crucial.