So, you’re finally seriously thinking about doing a custom home remodeling project. You have the funds available. You’re evaluating who to hire for the job.
And if you’re like nearly everyone else, you’re a little stressed and anxious. What’s going to happen? What if something goes wrong?
Sometimes, having an expectation of what happens makes the process go smoother. And you feel much more relaxed.
So here’s a few things you can expect:
- Remember, Parts of Your Home’s Interior Will Need to Be Torn Down
You’re attached to your home. You feel secure and comfortable. But not every customer remembers this, or can control their emotions when the work necessary to begin your remodel starts.
Some people experience extreme emotions once they realize their kitchen needs to be torn apart so the new material can take its place. That’s normal. You may want to have a personal plan for how you’re going to handle the emotions and possible stress that results.
- You May Have to Walk Around the Work for Months
This completely depends on the scope of your remodeling project. Many projects take several months to complete.
That’s just the way it works. No sense in rushing your contractor because that only leads to mistakes.
Are you comfortable living in your home while the remodeling happens? You may want to talk with a friend, neighbor, or family member and ask if you can stay there for a couple days. Rent a hotel room. Or maybe go on a short vacation.
The point is to make sure you’re emotionally ready to cope with some disruption to your daily life.
- Some People React by Causing Friction in Their Relationships
Make no mistake about it – remodeling projects can put a strain on your relationship. You know yourself. You know how you react during stress.
It’s not unusual to see even good marriages go through some emotional challenges during a remodel, and especially one that takes a long time.
What’s your plan to cope with that? Remember, remodeling your home is supposed to be a fun and joyful time in your life. You spent all sorts of time dreaming and designing your project, and since you have a contractor you trust, you know it’ll end up okay.
So make sure you do what you need to help yourself relax and focus on the fact all will go well when your project completes.
Any change causes some stress. And since your home remodeling project is a bigger change, it can lead to more stress than you’re used to. So make sure you have a plan for dealing with it so you can have fun and enjoy the process.