At times, having your bedroom or bathroom redesigned can take away your sleep. It can get you worrying to such a level that you feel that your life is completely messed up. Factors like budgets going out of proportion, expecting too much from your investment, unexpected noise occurring at night times like weird booms or crashing sounds, strangers crowding your house and restricted access to essentials like appliances, water and definitely the room under construction, can mess you up completely. It is not possible to get rid of any of these uncomfortable problems but you can definitely learn to keep your cool among all the chaos. Some of the facets to curtail the “stress” factor are listed below.
Renovating Your Home Can Be Stressful At Times
You cannot expect your small-sized bathroom facing north to look like one of the sunlight flooded studio-sized room. Get real and make the most of what is available to you. Go through those interior design magazines that display the latest in those bathroom designs that are of the same size as yours.
Assessing the Budget:
After chalking out your budget expenses add ten percent for expenses unaccounted and unplanned for. Visit the local home accessories showrooms to understand the costing and estimating your budget for renovation. Cost of materials and labor increase rapidly. You have to very careful while making calculations to avoid the risk of miscalculating and paying up more than what is due.
Hiring a Worthy Contractor:
Conduct a proper research in order to find out the right person for your house reconstruction job. Ask friends, relatives and close associates, even your neighbors for leads in this case. You will be able to find out how reliable the contractor is by not only referring to his/her earlier works but also by finding out his/her approach. This can be assessed through certain factors like “does the company return calls made to them?” or “do they meet deadline and work within the budget allotted?”
Go for only those contractors who have proper insurance and are fully bonded; ensure that all the terms of the contract are made in writing will contain the details of the payment and the deadline scheduled for the renovation. The paperwork should also contain the party which is held responsible for the permits as well as “upfront payment” for all the materials and other necessary documentation. Also make sure that the room which is being renovated is kept sealed to prevent spreading of dust particles all over the house.
If you order for “stock cabinetry” it will take more than a month for its arrival while customized ones consume much more time. Many a times your bathroom renovation is stalled because you have run out of granite for the countertop. Apart from this, the scarcity of skilled laborers or professionals can also impede your work in progress. Find out from your contractor and supplier what is the “Estimated Time of Arrival” or ETA for the supplies and the completion of the work. Try to be your best as your request is not for a miracle but just a practical assessment.
Thus, the above practical explanations will help you to control hyperactivity while having your home reconstructed. Have patience and take decisions with a cool mind and all will work out well-just the way you want it to!