Completely redecorating and renovating your home can be an exciting, yet stressful time for everybody. There are so many things to think about, so many things to do, and everything has to be kept to schedule if you’re going to achieve the things you want to achieve without it getting in the way of your ordinary life. Here are four of the top things you should remember before, during and after you’ve renovated your home.
1. Not everybody will agree
In some ways, it’s great having more than one person in a household since it means you can share the bills, the housework and of course, the discussions. It can be very beneficial sometimes to talk through your ideas with other people and to hear what they have to say too. However, the more people there are in a household, the less likely it is that everybody will agree.
For example, if you’re living with a spouse and two teenage children, you’re likely to constantly be debating the colours of the bedrooms, where to put certain pieces of furniture and what colour the bathroom should be. Even after the work has been done, it’s unlikely that everybody will 100% love all the new décor.
2. It takes time
Even if you hire a company such as Enter Renco to help with the renovation work, that doesn’t mean that everything will be finished on time and for the date that you want it to be finished. In fact, people who have set themselves a goal time of six months from now can find that the work goes on for as long as 2-3 years. This is either because things are discovered in the house that need to be repaired, you decide that you need to take a break before going any further or you simply run out of funds for the time being.
3. You’ll probably make some bad decisions
As long as you think everything through carefully, nothing you decide can be bad enough to wrack you with guilt for the rest of your life, but you’ll probably make some choices that you’ll regret somewhat later on. Whether you decide the colour of the bathroom doesn’t look that great after all or you opted not to go for underlay in order to save money, there will be things which won’t turn out perfect in the end, but it’s learning to deal with it properly that really matters.
4. Know what you’re doing!
If you don’t know what you’re doing to some extent with the home, a whole load of things can go wrong. You could hire a bunch of cowboys who will try and trick you into believing everything they say is correct, or you might doubt them and not trust your workers even when they’re giving you good advice!
At least if you have some idea of what needs to be done and the right way to do it, you won’t be easily fooled either way. If you’re totally clueless when it comes to certain jobs which need to be done, don’t be afraid to ask a trusted friend or family member to help you out.