Remodeling a home can be quite a project, one that promises beautiful outcome. As a family grows or we need different, more streamlined space for various needs, remodeling can be a great help.
But, as with all good things, remodeling comes at a price. Yes, we do pay the contractor and workers, but there are other costs that are not monetary but can be a bit too much, especially if your are living in the house while it is being remodeled. Worry not, with little planning and foresight we can be contingency ready and be able to tide over the rough patch.
Dust, dust everywhere
Remodeling comes with its fair share of dust. If the part of the house being remodeled is separate from your living quarters then nothing like it, but if it isn't, you are likely to find dust everywhere. There are some measures at hand. If possible construct a collapsible partition at the site to keep dust away.
Cover your furniture with old linen and store away your crystal and elegant showpieces neatly in boxes. You can also invest in a couple of dust masks so that you and your family members don't inhale the dust while work is on.
A construction site can get really noisy. If you work from home for a significant amount of time, or if noise troubles you, then buy a pair of noise-canceling headphones.
Be careful about your valuables
During all the humdrum of remodeling it is quite possible that you misplace your valuables - jewelry, souvenirs, watches, and other small yet expensive items. A good idea would be to make an inventory of the items and store them neatly.
If there are items you need to use every day then keep a box on your nightstand and make sure that no matter how tired you are you put your pearls and diamonds in it at the end of the day.
There are certain factors beyond human control that can mess with your remodeling schedule. Unfavorable weather and strikes are two of them. So before going ahead with remodeling, be mentally prepared that the deadline given by the contractor may overshoot and it is not a big deal. It will all be fine in the end.
Time to de-clutter
Remodeling will bring up things - furniture, clothes, books and other items that have outlasted their use. Don't hoard them. This is the best time to give it off to people who may have use for them. If your things don't hold any purpose then give them up for recycling. You will be happier after accomplishing the task.
Don't get stressed
Remodeling can be stressful. You may find yourself losing your temper more often. Many people can suffer from anxiety and insomnia too. It is best, again, to be aware that situations beyond your control can arise, but you need to deal with them coolly and not to get overwhelmed. If you have a short fuse then meditating can help you cope with the situation. Take up physical exercise and try not to overthink.
Once the room or space has been modeled according to your taste, the next step is to furnish it. If you don't want to spend money on a decorator but want a professional finish, you can buy furniture packages. Furniture packages are convenient, easy to purchase and easier still to install.
If you are confused between two looks, then you can contact places that provide buy-to-let furniture packages. That's right, there are many places that give top quality furniture for rent. To-let furniture packages are also a great option if you are renting out space for less than a year but want it to be as comfortable as possible.