Remodeling Stress: 3 Tips for Making it Through a Home Renovation

Embarking on your first home remodeling journey can include a whirlwind of feelings – from excitement to anxiety. Home remodels can be extensive projects, and very few homeowners consider the mental toll it can take on them. Take a look at these three typical maladies that can pop up when remodeling your home, along with suggestions on how to deal with them.

  1. The “Why Are We Here?” Symptom.
    Since you are seeing the progress, day in and day out, it can be really inspiring to see the work as it gets complete; however, when construction is at a standstill or a hiccup occurs, the disappointment, the frustration, and the second-guessing can feel ten-fold. There are two major ways to treat this: temporarily move out or hunker down. Moving out will cost extra money, but may help you keep your head clear to make the right decisions for you and your home. Hunkering down won’t cost you money, but it’s an option that requires more mental work. Reassure yourself that you are doing the right things and visualize the money you are saving while staying put. Plus, think of all the stories you can tell about the time that you lived in a living room pillow-fort while the master suite was under construction.
  2. Remodeling-Inspired Stomach Distress.
    Changing the structure of your home can come with a lot of decisions, and these decisions can feel very stressful. Specifically, renovating your kitchen can make it difficult to provide healthy meals for yourself and your family. An increase in greasy take-out can amplify any other stomach issues, as well. To calm your stomach and your mind, create a game plan before construction begins to ensure that you have access to small appliances, paper plates and napkins. In the midst of a remodel, your stomach will thank you for keeping it full of food.
  3. Post-Renovation Memory Loss.
    The end of a remodel is the most satisfying part of the journey. It’s no wonder why homeowners tend to forget all of the trials and tribulations that led to the finished product – it’s because they love the results so much. We wouldn’t necessarily call this a bad symptom, so enjoy it while it lasts!

Remodeling your home can come with some frustrations, but keep in mind that these are only temporary and the end-product is so worth it. If you’re looking to start a renovation project, Progressive Builders can help. We will guide you through all of your construction-related concerns to ensure a smooth-running process. Call us today to schedule a consultation!

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