A little advanced planning will help keep you sane during your renovation.
If you’re thinking about renovating your home, you’ll want to try and consider some of the smaller details before things get underway.
Careful planning will not only allow you to hold onto your sanity during the upheaval but it will also ensure you get the best bang for your buck!
Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help ensure your renovation goes smoothly:
Peace of Mind
Make sure you agree in writing on a reasonable completion date but keep in mind that renovations can sometimes be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances so expect the unexpected.
Clear the Clutter
Take the opportunity before your renovation gets underway to donate any unwanted items to charity so your newly renovated home won’t be full of clutter.
Accept from the start that you’ll be dealing with a lack of privacy along with dust, noise, mess and disorganization but remember, it’ll all be worth it in the end!
Set aside a few toys and games to keep the kids occupied and schedule some playdates and local outings so you can escape the construction zone chaos.
Food For Thought
Preparing nutritious meals at the best of times can be a challenge but it’s even harder in a construction zone so prepare a few nice freezer meals for quick and easy dinners.
Stay In the Loop
Misunderstandings between contractors (and spouses) are one of the biggest causes of stress during a renovation so be sure to have an open line of communication and schedule regular progress reports.
Watching your home transform into something new that your family will enjoy for years to come is a very exciting experience but it’s also a major inconvenience.
The secret to making sure you’re not overwhelmed and that everything goes smoothly is to remain calm throughout the process and plan ahead for surprises.
If you go into your renovation prepared with a solid plan of action, your dream home will become a reality before you know it!