Living Through a Remodel

Odds are you’ve probably binge-watched a season or two of Fixer Upper and heard stories from your friends and family about their remodeling experience So, you’re totally prepared to live through a remodel because you’re practically an expert, right? We’re sorry to beak the news to you, but hearing about other people’s remodeling experiences is nothing like actually living though it. Remodeling your home will disrupt your daily schedule, put your relationships to the test, and be totally worth it in the end.. our team will make sure of that! Without further delay, here’s our best advice and tips on what to expect and how to thrive while living through a remodel.

It will Disrupt your Schedule

If you’re like me, you probably have a morning routine. Wake up, get ready, brew a cup of coffee, drink coffee while playing with the dogs. My routine would not work if my kitchen and dining room were under construction. The peace, tranquility, order, and cleanliness of my morning ritual would cease to exist.

That was dramatic. It wouldn’t actually cease to exist, but it would temporarily be different. Creatures of habit, be warned: you may have to change a couple of habits while your remodel is going on.

I know you’re already stressed out reading that because I am totally in the same boat. Take a deep breath, it will all be ok! Remember it is a temporary inconvenience with a wonderful reward at the end. Take time before your remodel starts to set up and create new, temporary systems so your routine is as “normal” as possible.

Keep in mind, even though your remodel may be happening to your kitchen, our team may need to set up a small “shop” or work area in your garage or back porch. If you’d like certain parts of your home to remain sacred, let us know before work begins. This will help us establish a plan for your project and make your remodeling experience less stressful.

Your House will get Dirty

This may be a no-brainer for some, to those of you that are shocked it’s another “take a deep breath” moment. Breath in, breath out… your house is going to get dirty. The bottom line is remodeling creates a lot of dust. And floating dust loves to travel all throughout your house.

Our company does take extra measures to keep your home as clean as possible throughout your remodel. We use a BuildClean HEPA Filtration system whenever possible and isolate work areas by using poly sheeting to create a barrier or create temporary walls when necessary. Additionally, we utilize flooring protection on the main paths we will be using while work is being complete. As a team, we work hard to clean up “messes” as we go and leave your home clean at the end of each work day. Even though we feel we go above and beyond to keep your home as clean as possible, it will still get dirty. Know we are doing our best to keep it as clean as possible for you and your family.

You Might Feel like you’re Riding an Emotional Roller Coaster

We all handle stress and emotions differently, and having people in your house day in and day out can certainty increase stress levels for many folks. Additionally it can be stressful when you hear we find an issue that needs corrected inside your walls or a material is now backordered and your project completion day is now delayed. We get it, that’s stressful. Frankly, it’s stressful for us too.

Our best advice is to go with the flow. Expect the worst, hope for the best – but know when you’re working with our team we go above and beyond to give you the best experience possible. Accept that you will feel some stress or higher intensity emotions and allow yourself enough grace to know it will all be ok and worth it in the end!

Have a Pro on your Side

Thankfully, we work hard to make sure project hiccups are minimal! We’ve been around since 1992, we like to think we know what we are doing. Our team works very hard to keep you as comfortable as possible while we are working on your home, and we strive to leave you happy when your job is complete in a timely manner.

We believe remodeling can actually be relatively pain-free, especially if you communicate. We’ve talked about this before, but I can’t stress how important communication is during your remodeling experience. Before work starts, we’ll be sure to discuss project scheduling, dust control, jobsite cleanliness and communication preferences, and more with you. The difference between an ok remodel and a great one is all in the details – and we have those details covered for you!