If you have ever remodeled your house before, you know it can be a stressful but ultimately rewarding process. After all, there is nothing quite like owning the house of your dreams – no matter what it looked like in the beginning. But to get to that you need to go through financial stress, tough choices, unforeseen delays, and more. If you want to get through it all while maintaining you sanity, then keep calm and replace all ill-thoughts with the anticipation of the result.
If you understand the challenges homeowners typically encounter and realize that it is totally normal – and completely worth it – the renovation process gets a little bit easier.
Home renovations require drilling, hammering, scraping, chiseling, whirring, sawing…it gets noisy. If you don’t think you can handle the noise, ask family or friends if you can stay with them during the renovation process. Even though your home is your sanctuary, it doesn’t feel like it during the renovation process. Just keep faith that it will be over soon and peace and quiet will soon be restored.
Mess and Annoyance
It happens. You might want to kick all the workers out and just sit in silence in your living room for five minutes. It can be annoying and stressful to have people walking through your home, giant work boot footprints on your floors, dust in the air, and so on. Though we take care to protect your belongings, treat your property with respect, and clean up after ourselves, ultimately this is a construction site – it’s going to be messy. Try not to get hung up on what it looks like in progress, because we promise the final result will be clean, organized, and simply breathtaking.
Accidents happen, there are delays from suppliers, your countertop is delivered with a crack down the middle, and you discover a mould problem in the upstairs bathroom. It can be stressful especially with so much on the line, but take a step back and trust that everything will turn out right in the end. You may not believe it now, but you’ll laugh at the setbacks and surprises one day.
Too Many Decisions
Under your roof you are the boss and with ownership comes a hundred questions. You will be making decisions you never made before along with the kind of faucets you need, how high shower head must be and many, many other decisions. How do I choose between Winter Linen and Aged Lavenderblush paint? Be prepared and know what you want because at the end of the day, it’s your call. But still do any research if required and ask your contractor for recommendations.
Showing it Off
When it’s all over, you have to show it off! Which should be fun, but planning a party when you just want to relax in your new space can be a bit of a headache. This can be a challenge, but once the party is on and you get to see the astonished looks on the faces of your family, friends, and neighbours, you’ll know the renovation was worth it.
There are many other things that you will come by but whatever it may be, it will be short-lived so take comfort in that. Happy renovations from your friends at RenosGroup.ca!