Home Renos are an exciting project but the process can get stressful. Here are some tips on surviving home renovations with your loved ones. Remember, we’re all in this together!
1) Have a realistic time line
Don’t rush it! An experienced contractor will help guide you through the steps of the renovation process, ensuring you are kept up to date with any changes in the timeline of the project. This will help manage work expectations, and eliminate the stress of unforeseen changes in scheduling.
Communicating on a regular basis with both your project manager, and fellow loved ones is key to ensuring an enjoyable, less stressful home renovating experience. Make time for those important conversations. Talk about preferences on paint colours and finishing touches. By communicating ideas with one another, you avoid disappointment and confusion later on in the process.
Be sure to listen to your loved ones during a renovation. Consider their feelings, lifestyle, ideas and esthetic style. Offer support to their concerns. You don’t have to agree with everything of course, but by being a good listener and acknowledging their thoughts you will steer clear from a heated argument!
4) Make time
If you are undertaking a renovation with family members or kids, take an evening here and there to have some fun and time together. Take everyone’s mind off the reno project and get out and do things your family loves. Home renos can consume a lot of time, energy, and personal space in the household, so make sure to leave room in your busy schedule for family time. It will make everyone involved feel lighter, refreshed and energized.
5) Most importantly, have fun!
You are all in it together right? Why not keep it light and stress-free. Learn and enjoy as much of the process as possible! A home renovation is a journey and many moments you share you will remember for years to come!