How Do You Survive a Remodel?
If there is one thing that many home builders in NH face consistently, it is ill-prepared homeowners who are starting a big renovation . Though you can adapt to the best of your ability, there are many experiences that need to be faced head-on to understand fully. For all those homeowners wondering what they are getting themselves into, here are a few ways you can survive a remodel.
Plan your day-to-day
Depending on your remodel, you might be without amenities you are used to and need to seek an alternative living situation. For example, a kitchen or bathroom remodel can leave you without many common utilities for months while a bedroom design or room addition might allow you to live through the construction. Go through your everyday schedule, and weigh the importance of these needs before making a hasty decision to live through a tough reno.
Though we watch our favorite home renovation shows on television, they don’t move nearly as fast as an hour episode. It’s important that all who enter a renovation are aware of how long this process realistically takes. Consult with your contractor to learn about a typical timeline, and be prepared for delays to happen.
Having a positive outlook on your remodel is great, but knowing what to expect is half the battle. Stress is likely to occur at some point, and how it manifests varies from project to project. Always try your best to stay calm, keep in contact with your contractor, ask questions, and avoid making reactive decisions based on your mood.
Luckily, your remodel will be completed before you know it and your family will be back in your newly renovated space! If you are still searching for the right company to complete your green home remodeling, Blackdog Builders would be happy to go through this process with you.
With more questions, please call our Salem location (603) 898-0868 or our Amherst location (603) 769-3344.