Getting ready for a renovation
What an exciting time. You've planned your renovation... a date has been set! Nothing else needs to be done until the job starts... you would think. In my experience there is so much that you can do to prepare yourself before the renovation starts. A renovation no matter how small or big has an impact on your life. You have strangers in your home, dust is going to be everywhere and unexpected problems can arise. A few ways to minimize the stress that can come with a renovation are.....
Be prepared emotionally. No one really talks about this one. Do not under estimate having your day to day life being impacted. We all like the privacy and comfort of our bubble. When doing a renovation on your bathroom a where lots takes place. Change in our routine and our kids routines can be surprisingly challenging and/or stressful. Starting the new routine of using the basement bathroom or cramming your whole family of 5 in one bathroom, might be easier if done in a transition. I promise it is all worth it in the end.
Leave some wiggle room in your Budget. Expect a surprise and be grateful if there isn't one. Its pretty stressful when you have to come up with money for a surprise in the wall. It's always a bummer when I see clients give up or compromise a part of their renovation just to pay for something no one will see or know about.
Check you have everything. To have a renovation run smoothly having all your finishes in house before the start date is HUGE! There are delays, back orders, items that are damaged and many more things that could have been avoided. If possible have everything arrive a min of a week before. Check the boxes to make sure it is the right product, that it is not damaged and you have the right quantity. If you do only one thing before your renovation THIS step would be it.
Today is the day!! Now all you have to do is sit back and let the creation unfold. The journey will be worth it all.
If you have any questions or want more information/help getting ready for your renovation shoot us a message or give us a call. We would be more than happy to help you on your renovating journey.