A home is a place for not only a family to reside in, but to be comfortable and happy in as well. When you are planning to renovate, this can be a stressful time without the proper planning and cooperation. Taking the time to plan properly without making it a rushed task can do wonders for not only the home, but for the atmosphere of those in it as well. This can also be a fun family building task if you take the time to make it an enjoyable experience for all.
Hiring a contractor can be helpful in some areas of the renovation, but there are plenty of things that can be done you, which will save on money and the stress that spending it will bring. There are many DIY sites that can give tips and tricks on how to do various tasks. Take the time to look these through as well. To start, here are some tips that may help you get a great start all on your own.
Treat the home as you do your marriage!
Easing into huge tasks is the best way to look at remodeling. Don’t rush into things, or do them half way. In the end, you will only end up with a mess that will not have the foundation to withstand time and pressure. Plan accordingly and do things with care.
Prepare for set backs
There may come a time during the renovation where you become overwhelmed and wonder what you got yourself into. This is when you need to remember and tell yourself that you have made it this far, why stops now? Take a small pause to get you settled, and get right back on it!
Make it fun; don’t think of it as a Job
Although you may work as hard at this as you would your job, remember that you will be the one to have everything to gain at the end. Also remember that you are your own boss at this project, you can take a day off. You can also do it your way and not in a way that’s demanded of you! This alone will make a huge difference in how you view the project.
Always think ahead!
Plan for major renovations to be done in sections and not tearing up the entire house at once. This will make for a hard place to live, and grumpy people inside of it. Do things one room at a time, so that the inconvenience is at a minimum.
Planning, planning, planning!
Know what you are trying to do. Do not just wing it. Look up site or ask for advice on how to do things in the best way. This simple tip will make for a lot less frustration when things wouldn’t turn out how you planned.
Remember this too shall pass!
You will reach a time where it seems you can’t remember a time when you weren’t remodeling. It will seem like you have been doing this your entire life. Shake off those thoughts! You haven’t been doing this forever, nor will it continue on that long! Keep up the good work!
Think of the end result!
When you complete a room, take the time to sit back and admire it and think… I did this! You can accomplish anything that you set your mind to and when you have that beautiful room you always dreamed of at the end, it’s all worth it!
Dirt and stress are not one in the same!
Don’t let the dust and dirt affect how you feel about yourself and your loved ones. This is temporary and will soon be a gem to be proud of. Remember, a diamond was once a piece of coal!
Remodelling is never an easy project. This takes a lot of will power and a strong drive. With the help and support of your family and friends, this project will end up being something that you will be proud of for years to come. And don’t be afraid to ask for help! There are chances someone you know will have been through this same experience and has knowledge to share! In fact, share this list with someone else that has been considering this as well. Happy renovating!