You’re finally doing it! After hours of brainstorming, planning, and making big decisions, the time has finally come to execute your Dallas home remodeling project and make your dream home a reality. And while this is a very exciting time, it undoubtedly comes with its stress and anxiety as well.
It’s never easy to have a home under construction—your normal routine is disrupted, messes are made, and loud noises are inevitable. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to ease frustrations and ensure your renovation goes as smoothly as possible.
Work out the rules of the job
Before the project begins, have a discussion with your contractor about the rules and guidelines you’d like workers to follow with respect to day-to-day construction.
Some considerations to make are the earliest and latest hours workers will be in your home, which entrances are permissible, where workers should park, which bathrooms will be used, and any areas that will be off-limits.
Plan for daily living
For the duration of construction make alternative plans for daily necessities, such as dining, sleeping, showering, and the ever important, relaxing.
Laundry rooms are great for makeshift kitchens due to their water source, and master bedrooms can work well as temporary living rooms. Consider weekend getaways or more frequent dining out when planning a kitchen or whole home remodel.
Prepare yourself mentally for what’s to come
One of the single most important things you can do for your sanity throughout the construction process is set realistic expectations about what’s to come. This might seem like a no-brainer, but a lot of folks embarking on a home remodeling project tend to overlook some of the inevitable realities of construction.
There will undoubtedly be destruction, loud noises, and unexpected obstacles. The more honest you are with yourself about the chaos that’s to come, the better you’ll be able to deal with it when it arrives. One way to offset some of these unexpected issues is to choose a trusted home remodeling company with years of experience. A good remodeler will walk you through a detailed plan ensuring a smooth remodeling process with little to no “unforeseen” issues.