Prevent Remodeling Fever

09/10/15 at 02:29 PM | Published Under Remodeling by Deb Witte

Prevent Remodeling Fever

Once the contract has been signed and the project is about to begin, you need to anticipate and prepare to feel a loss of control because of disrupted routines and the impact on your personal space.  The best approach is to:

  • Prepare well.
  • Remember the temporary nature of the disruption.
  • Focus on the progress being made. 
  • Always relay any communication from your carpenter, production manager, etc. expressed to you to other family members so there is no confusion or unmet expectations. 

Prepare for Inconvenience.  A remodeling project can turn your home and some days of your life upside down.  For instance, you will sacrifice convenience during a kitchen remodeling project.  However, a little ingenuity and some culinary shortcuts can lessen the impact. 

Designate a Safe Haven.  Set aside a room in your home where you can escape from the chaos and commotion.

Guard Against Dust.  During a remodeling project, dust has the unfortunate tendency to appear everywhere – on lampshades, on clothes, and even between plates stacked inside your kitchen cabinets.  We use an innovative dust control system that minimizes the migration of dust throughout our clients’ homes.   You and your remodeler can reduce the amount of dust that impacts you and your home in the following ways: 

  • Seal off doorways and stairs.
  • Turn off central heat or air when workers are sanding.  Stock extra filters so you can change them often.
  • Have deliveries made through a designated entrance.  Use doormats and temporary floor coverings where appropriate.
  • Remove anything that might get damaged by the dust, or cover it with plastic drop clothes and tape the plastic shut.
  • Enjoy the remodeling process.