Here are 5 tips to keep your renovation under control:
When you are getting started on a remodel you need to think through what parts of your daily routines will be impacted. Walk through what parts of your spaces will be off-limits and create a plan for how to work around the construction. For example, you may need a new space to get ready in the morning, a temporary kitchen to prepare simple meals or a new space for TV viewing.
If you’re undertaking a kitchen renovation you need to think far ahead and create a meal plan. Set up meal delivery from Blue Apron or a similar service so you don’t have to do any prep and can put together most of the meals in the microwave, a single burner or a crock pot. Another option is to create a stockpile of freezer meals that can be prepared in a crock pot. If you do the planning, you won’t be forced to eat out every night.
Plan a Weekend Away
When you’re undergoing a renovation your home will no longer be a place of rest, chaos will abound. Plan a simple weekend away during the process so you can recharge and rest away from the dust and clutter. Keep it simple and head to the mountains or somewhere nearby.
Leave One Clean Space
The biggest source of chaos during a remodel is the lack of places to put stuff. When you tear out your kitchen, all those pots and pans need to go somewhere. Before you start the project, zone off at least one space as a “clean area.” This is good for the family room, an office or your master bedroom. Keep an area free from clutter so you can find a place to relax.
Make Quick Decisions
The easiest way to slow down your renovation is to fuss over each and every decision. Go into your renovation knowing you will be making a lot of decisions, and set a final decision maker so you don’t have to go through multiple people. The smaller the impact of the decision the quicker it should be made.
You can maintain some semblance of normal life if you implement these tips during your renovation. Have fun!