Everyone associates remodeling of a home with spending tons of money but people forget how stressful the whole process could be. Following are few useful tips to help you work through the difficult times of renovation;
1.Make a Realistic Plan:
Do not expect your studio-sized apartment to look like a mansion. Be extremely realistic with your expectations. Do not over-think about everything. Sit with an Interior Decorator and get an expert opinion about finalizing the layout.
- Fix a Budget:
First, understand what amount you are willing to spend. Then work the entire remodeling around it. Keep a little extra amount to be added to the cost if required later. Just keep some buffer money.
- Find a Good Contractor:
This is the most important thing. Many contractors promise big and deliver less. Make sure you do a thorough research of who you are hiring. It is advisable to hire an interior decorator, it will be their work to get things done by the contractor. You will be stress-free.
- Work out a Vito System with your Partner:
Decide whom amongst the both of you is more creative. Both of you can choose together but in times when there is a conflict of choice, let one partner be the decider. Chose that beforehand to make this remodeling stress-free.
- Spin Things Around for Kids:
Your kitchen might be under renovation, so think something creative like a BBQ night in the garden area. Shift your microwave to another room and get ready-to-eat meal packs for dinner.
- Renovate Room by Room:
It is not a good idea to renovate the entire house all at once. Instead start from one room, finish that and start another. This is a good method to not mess the entire house for renovation.
- Move, if You Have to:
If you need to finish the renovation fast and cannot do one room at a time, then it is a good idea to rent a temporary apartment and shift till the renovations are done. It is an extra expenditure but at least it will save you from unnecessary mess and stress. Relocating may have disrupting effects on your kid’s life especially their studies, etc. Few modifications such as online tuitions and learning can really help them catch up and not miss any education.
- Take a vacation:
An interesting tactic is to take a vacation during the renovation. Talk to your contractor and explain all the work before you leave. Make sure to ask your best friend to keep an eye on them.
It is quite impossible to remain stress-free during renovation but following these tips might help you to kick the majority of renovation related stress, out of your life.