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Keep it Together During Home Remodeling | Washington, DC

Keep it Together During Home Remodeling | Washington, DC

Planning home remodeling in your kitchen, bathroom or another room is fun.  You get to create the image of the room you want.  Making it come to life isn't a fairy tale.  It's going to take days, weeks or months piecing every element together and you're not ready for it.  It's not going to be easy when you have children, noise and unexpected, nosy guests coming to a head too.  You must keep it together.  Combat the stress with knowledge, organization and patience.

Knowledge: Contact a remodeling professional that's experienced, licensed and priced within your budget.  Talk to the contractor or remodeling professional about the route they're going with this project.  Make sure you get a systematic outline of the task.  You'll know how far along they are and how much is left.  Talk about supplies and should you bring anything.  If the task must finish by a certain date for parties and gatherings, tell them.  Tell them about specific days they can work and/or time of day if necessary.  Ask more questions. 

Organization: Set the date for remodeling.  Remove items out of the room prior to the process.  That includes posters, calendars and other things meant for hanging.  The room must be bare by the end of it; the only thing left are the shelves and storage permanently attached to the wall.  Choose another location to store the items.  A garage, utility closet, vacant room, basement, attic and den are great examples.  Make sure the chosen room is away from the remodeling area.  You may be able to stay in the home during remodeling; stay out of their way while working.  For kitchens, find a location with outlets, shelving and sinks.  If there is no room in the house available store your items in another room, keep it closed and move to a hotel or friend's home. 

Patience: Remodeling is not a walk in the park.  It's going to take a while.  Being patient while the task is at hand goes a long way.  Be respectful of remodeling professionals and give them space.  Allowing them to do their job ensures quality results.  Rushing them is going to make the job crappy and botched, and it's more stressful to hire someone else to complete the task that the other people failed to complete. 

Being patient is also about being flexible.  Things may go wrong during the process: delays, missing supplies, broken items and so on.  Accept it and work to correct the matter.  Yelling and stressing does no one any favors.  Besides being knowledgeable and organized helps homeowners be patient and stress-free anyway.

At the end, it's about the finished product.  The journey to get there will be nothing more than a distant memory.  Let the home remodel stand the test of time not the process. Contact us for more information.

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