Chances are, you have watched at least an episode or two of Fixer Upper or have heard stories from your family or friends about their home remodeling experience. You may also think you are now an expert because you have this second-hand information and that you are ready to live through your own remodeling process.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Just seeing or hearing about the experience that other people have is nothing like living through it. If you take on a remodeling project, your daily, normal schedule will be interrupted, your relationships may be put to the test, but in the end, it will be worth it. If you plan a home remodel, use the tips and information here to ensure you know what to expect.
Your Schedule Will be Interrupted
If you are like most people, you likely have a morning routine. You get up, start some coffee, drink your coffee, and start getting ready. Unfortunately, if you have planned a kitchen remodel, all this may change. The cleanliness, order, tranquility, and peace of your regular morning ritual will no longer exist – at least for the extent of the remodel.
While it would not exist at all (that is somewhat dramatic), it will look different for a while. If you are a creature of habit, this is something you need to prepare for.
Remember, just because you are remodeling your kitchen, your contractor may still want to create a work area in your backyard or garage. If there are some parts of the home you want to keep untouched, be sure to let your contractor know before the work begins.
Your Home Will Get Dirty
For some people, this is a no-brainer. However, for those who are shocked to hear it, calm down. The fact is, remodeling a home can be dirty – there’s dust, people coming in and out, construction waste, and more.
Most companies will do as much as possible to ensure your home remains clean during the remodel. However, messes will still be seen, and this is something you must prepare for.
It Can be an Emotional Roller Coaster
Everyone handles emotions and stress differently. However, when it comes to having strangers tear apart different rooms of your home, it can get stressful. At times you may feel emotional, and that’s fine. In fact, it’s expected. This can be particularly difficult when your manager tells you that an essential part of the remodel is on backorder.
When it comes to a home remodel project, more than a few factors need to be kept in mind. However, making sure that you are prepared for what will happen will help ensure you get the finished product you were hoping for. Be sure to work closely with your contractor to know what to expect during the home remodel so that you won’t have any unpleasant or unplanned surprises, which are not uncommon during this type of project.