Monday, January 15, 2018

7 Rules to Stay Sane when Remodeling your Home

Remodeling is a great way to increase the value of your home, but it’s not easy.

Despite what is shown on TV, remodeling can be incredibly stressful for everyone who is living in the home.

Here are some of the many reasons why remodeling projects can drive homeowners insane:

The Cost
Remodeling is not cheap. In fact, it’s estimated that remodeling a bathroom can cost as much as $22,500. Spending thousands of dollars on a project can put a lot of stress on a family and force them to cut back in other areas. Plus, no matter how much planning went into the remodel, unexpected expenses are bound to arise. Having to fork over even more money in the midst of a remodel can put additional stress on a family.

Construction Zone in Your Home
Homeowners will also have to welcome contractors and other workers into their home during the remodel. 

Some areas of the home may be sealed off while they are being remodeled, which could disrupt your daily routine. The noise coming from the power tools combined with the inconvenience of living in a construction zone is enough to push even the most calm, cool, and collected homeowner over the edge.

Timeline
At the beginning of the project, the contractor should provide a rough timeline of when the remodel will be complete. But, this timeline is not set in stone. Homeowners often experience stress when contractors are forced to extend the timeline due to unexpected delays with the project. Even if you work with a reliable contractor, there are some things that are simply beyond his control. Delayed timelines can be especially stressful for homeowners who need to have the remodel complete before family members come to visit or the home is put up for sale.

Fortunately, there are ways to manage your stress during a remodel. Learn how to stay sane through all the remodeling madness by following the tips on this helpful infographic:


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