Not all renovations are created equal and as such, you can have a variety of personal experiences when it comes to them. For some, it’ll be quick, easy and seamless while others will be cumbersome, difficult and may even disrupt your family’s day-to-day routine. Today, we’re going to share some tips that will help make it easier to survive a home renovation and keep it as easy and seamless a process as possible.
Let’s jump right in!
Set your budget
Be sure to always set a budget that you can realistically spend on a project. Look at what you have in savings as well as what some of your financing options might be. Once you’ve figured out how much you’ll have to spend, start blending what you have to do with what you actually can do.
Also be sure to prepare for unexpected costs. In almost every renovation you can bet that something will come up. Don’t get caught with something that’s going to blow your budget apart.
Make sure you have a few conversations with both your family and your contractor about what you’re willing to do. Disagreements pop up all the time – whether it’s adjusting fixtures or blowing out entire walls. Doing so in advance will save you a ton of time, money and consternation during the process – and minimizes the likelihood of arguments breaking out when and if tensions are running high.
Not all home renovations are simple A to B propositions and at points, you may have to compromise. Just be willing to look at some curve balls every now and then because more likely than not – there will be a few.
This also holds true for keeping your family sane during the process. If you’re in a situation where your life will be a little topsy-turvy for a few days – communicate that and set boundaries on what you’re willing and not willing to do.
Keep your eyes on the prize
It’s really important to not get too caught up in the here and now. Remember that the outcome of all this chaos will be something awesome. Things will get done and your life will be back to normal soon!
If you’re considering a mobile home renovation of your own, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to sit down with you and explore your options. Until then, good luck!