Seems the list can be endless when it comes to reasons why these people don’t want to consider a home remodel job. Perhaps their apprehension and their excuses come from a remodel job they attempted on their own and found a great deal of frustration at their efforts or maybe they hired a flighty contractor in the past to do the job and they were left with a poor job and many bad memories.
It’s entirely unrealistic to think that a home remodel job can be done invisibly. There will always be some evidence of a work in progress.
But that’s just what a home remodel job is – a work in progress.
And, like all works in progress, there is an end, a time when every home remodel job is completed and life can return to normal. Only in a much nicer home.
To minimize the shock to the daily routine when planning a home remodel project, consider the impact the work will have on your household. There are ways to make the process as painless as possible.
If your home remodel project involves a kitchen makeover, plan to eat out often. Don’t plan to spend a lot of extra money on restaurants, though, unless you just want to. You’ve got family, you’ve got friends. Invite yourself over for dinner a time or two until your project is complete. Then invite them to dinner at your house and show off all the gourmet delights that you can now create in your “new” kitchen.
Your home remodel involve a new bedroom? Bunk at grandma’s house and don’t freak out when she over-indulges the kids. This won’t last long and they’re having fun.
If the exterior is the focus of your home remodel project, make an effort to minimize the traffic flow in and out of the home. Restrict passage to just one door leading outside. The fewer interruptions the contractor has, the quicker the job can get done.
If fumes from indoor painting, new carpet, or whatever, concerns you, make plans to be away from home a day or two during your home remodel job so the house can air out and the fumes dissipate.
And be prepared for some extra cleaning up after a home remodel project. Your contractor will clean up before completing the job but you’ll probably want to do more.
Why not hire a cleaning service to give your home remodel area a thorough, professional cleaning before moving back into the new space? You deserve that and so does your pretty new home.
Yes, there are some inconveniences associated with a home remodel job but, with the right attitude, the problems can be minimized and you’ll probably be delighted with the outcome.