Mental And Financial Prep: Renovating Your Property Properly


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Undertaking any sort of renovation is an almighty task. When you are hell-bent on turning your half-built home into your dream property you have got to prepare yourself financially, but also mentally. And this means that you’ve got to learn how to keep those stresses down. But when we’ve got what jobs and families it can all get on top of us.

With this in mind, what are the best ways for you to stay sane when you are renovating a property?

One Contractor At A Time

If you’re looking to get in residential architects to extend the property or add little touchstones to the place you have got to remember having one set of builders in at a time is enough.

If you think that getting everybody in at the same time will make the job go by faster, you are mistaken! It also makes things completely unbearable for you. When you start to think about what an almighty task home renovating can be, the best plan of action is to do one thing at a time.

It’s not just because you have more control over the process but it also means that the property doesn’t feel like a revolving door of contractors!

Realistic Deadlines

Because we can feel that pressure to get everything done as soon as possible that we don’t put a deadline in.

It’s crucial that we put a deadline in but also realize that it could very well be moved. When you start to think about how long something can take, if a builder tells you that it takes a week, you’ve got to take this with a pinch of salt.

It can be frustrating when they don’t keep their promises or there are things that get in the way like adverse weather conditions but you’ve got to prepare for all of these situations.

While they will tell you one thing and will likely mean it because they have done this a million times, sometimes it helps for you to add an extra 33% to that deadline in your mind, so if it does go over, you won’t feel so annoyed.

You Need To Get Away

Not all the time, but this could be the perfect opportunity to go away as a family and get away from the stress.

When we are trying to get something done to a deadline this puts pressure on us which means that we end up trying to work across the weekends so we have no downtime which causes us stress and we take it out on the people we love.

Instead, think about those moments when you are bubbling under the pressure and take the opportunity to step away from the situation and calm down. Ideally, you would move away for the time being but when a property costs a lot of money to renovate, we end up trying to conserve finances wherever we can.

So if you can go away for a weekend this is the perfect time to distance yourself from the problems.

It’s never an easy thing but renovating a property is one of the big stresses that we can all undergo. But you have to remember, the stress is all worthwhile. You are going to have your dream home at the end of it!

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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