Any work around the home can seem overwhelming, especially with large scale projects like kitchen or bathroom refits. As well as going without vital appliances for extended periods, the mess and stress of renovation are certainly a mountain to climb. And, it’s a summit that many of us fail to peak because we just can’t take the idea of all that worry.
The trouble is that studies show living in an imperfect house can be equally, if not more, stressful. What’s more, there’s no need to fall into that trap because guess what? Renovations really can be hassle-free.
We know it seems unlikely but, honestly, there’s no need for even large-scale renovations to keep you awake at night. All you need to do is take the following steps to keep your home efforts stress-free and fabulous at all times.
Always hold a united front
Household disagreements have to be the most stressful aspect of any renovation.
Whether you’re bickering about plaster finishes, paint colors, or anything in between, these disagreements will certainly drive a big fat wedge of stress into your efforts.
To avoid this, simply make sure that you’re on the same page before you get started. This united front will, of course, look different for everyone but, fundamentally, you want to budget as a couple, plan as a couple, and even work together to set the renovation wheels in motion.
A professional touch
There’s a lot to be said for DIY home improvements. As well as saving you money, living in a home that you’ve built is always satisfying. Sadly, few things are more stressful than DIY. Not only will you likely stay up nights planning how you’re going to tackle a task, but you might end up with burst pipes and a whole lot besides if things go wrong.
Luckily, there’s a simple solution, and it comes in the form of letting the professionals take the helm. Yes, this might cost a little more, but that shouldn’t be a problem if you budget for it. Many would argue that the added cost is more than worth avoiding the unexpected delays and challenges that doing it yourself can bring.
A helping hand to the end
While we focus on getting renovations right, many of us forget the clean up at the end. This can see us trying to tackle whole-house dirt and dust so ground in that it feels like it’ll never come out. And, as anyone who’s tried to clean building rubble will tell you, it can get pretty stressful pretty fast.
Luckily, pre-planning can help to take the stress here, too. All you need to do is get friends on board to help or even turn to post construction cleaning services that can save you from ever having to pick up a sponge. Without any of the stress, these steps will see you enjoying a clean, renovated, home in no time.
Think renovations are too stressful for you? Think again, and get to work perfecting your dream home at last.