Remodeling a home from top to bottom can be quite an undertaking—and quite costly. The process can be time consuming and draining, but at Booher Remodeling Company
, we think that the results are oh-so-rewarding and worth the hassle. However, to take some of the stress out of your home improvements, here are a few tips we share with our Indianapolis customers.
1. Don’t start without a budget.
One of the main strains on any home remodel is the financial burden. Often, you start something and the costs snowball. Before you know it, you’ve blown through your savings and the project isn’t close to being finished. To stay on track financially and prioritize your home improvements, we recommend that you set a remodeling budget. Know how much you can afford, and go from there. That way, you don’t put financial strain on your family in addition to the stressors of living in project mode.
2. Take timing into consideration.
Many people try to tackle a kitchen remodel
right before the holidays or before a big event like a wedding or child’s graduation. While we understand that you’d love to have a new, fresh kitchen for all those landmark occasions, you may just be adding to the stress unnecessarily. Instead, pick a time of year that’s less busy and isn’t going to complicate your life more than necessary.
3. Get Outta Dodge.
We know how difficult it can be to live without a kitchen or a bathroom
. When your contractor is ready to do the heavy remodeling, don’t just suffer through without these essential rooms. Maybe that’s a good time to schedule a family vacation or a trip to visit relatives. If you don’t like traveling while work is being done at home, then consider a “staycation.” Book a couple rooms at a local hotel, and pretend like you’re on vacation. Spend your days sleeping in, swimming in the hotel pool, eating out, going to the movies, and enjoying local attractions like the Indianapolis Zoo or the Children’s Museum. That way, you can have fun while still checking in on the progress occasionally.
Want more tips and tricks to survive the remodeling process? Contact our team
at Booher Remodeling today by calling (317) 852-5546
. We’d be glad to answer your questions
and help alleviate any home-improvement anxiety you might be feeling by putting your projects into our capable hands.
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