If you’ve ever lived through a remodel or a home renovation, you know that patience can run thin, money can run scarce, and drama can run high. Why go there?… Because the end result is worth it! If you have yet to experience the ups and downs of having a large amount of work done on the home you hold sacred, you’re in store for an adventure. But it doesn’t have to catch you off guard!
[image from Healthy Lifestyle Plus]
Today we at Decoist share a list of tips and tricks for navigating the waters of renovation (and remodeling). Will there be hiccups along the way? Most definitely! Will life as you know it temporary cease? Absolutely! But if you go into the experience feeling empowered, you can meet each challenge with confidence. And that will give you the strength to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We hope it’s a stylish light that nicely complements your newly renovated space!
Make a Survival Plan
Most renovations and remodels involve a certain level of inconvenience. Something will be out of commission. Or the manpower required to help coordinate the projects will require someone in the household to reduce his or her work hours. Our you may need to temporarily move out.
[from William Paid]
Whatever you need to do to make the renovation work, spend some time coming to terms with it. Then come up with a plan of survival. You may be surprised by your own resourcefulness. For example, a small kitchen remodel may require some strategic reshuffling of equipment, such as placing a hot plate, microwave and mini fridge in the living room, then using one of the bathroom sinks to wash dishes. Remember, it’s temporary. And you just might be surprised by how adaptable you are! Won’t it be worth the hassle when you see your beautifully remodeled culinary space?…