No matter what kind of work is being done on your home–whether you’re having your kitchen remodeled, new siding installed, or your roof fixed–it should be a time of joy, not stress. Making improvement to your home increases your home’s value and can even preserve your home for longer and lower maintenance requirements. The last thing you should have to worry about when having improvements made to your home is feeling overwhelmed with stress. Here are a few easy tips to make sure you avoid stress and enjoy yourself during a remodel.
Keep Kids Entertained
Having strangers in and around the home can be scary for small children. If you are having your kitchen remodeled, the inability to have family meals in the kitchen can threaten the structure and stability that makes children feel safe. This leads to upset kids and stressed-out parents. You can avoid this situation by establishing other routines and making children feel included in the whole home improvement process. If you temporarily don’t have access to the kitchen, you can establish another area of the home to serve as the family dinner table. Help kids feel involved by asking them their opinion on certain elements, like which color is better for your new vinyl siding or which cabinet handles they prefer for your new kitchen cabinets. Having children make these small decisions helps them to feel like they are a part of the remodeling process, which means they’ll feel safer and more agreeable.
Create a Calendar
Nothing helps to curb stress during a remodel like knowing when it will be finished. Work with your contractor at the beginning of the project to create a schedule for different benchmarks of the remodeling process. These can include things like demolition, framing, electrical, inspections, and more. As the project progresses, you can keep tabs on the process and know that everything is running smoothly. Knowing that your contracting is keeping on schedule helps to contribute to the feeling that everything is in control and there is no reason for stress.
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