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How to Have a Stress-Free Home Renovation

October 6, 2015

How to Have a Stress-Free Home Renovation

Many people love undertaking home renovation projects to change the look and feel of their homes. Despite the excitement of creating something new, however, home renovations also often have moments of pressure and stress. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize those negative elements.

Here are a few tips:

  • Create a budget and stick to it. Know the threshold of your spending, so you can regulate expenses. One of the biggest stresses of home renovation projects is how quickly the costs can spiral out of control. If you have a budget, you can minimize your financial stress, knowing you’re staying within the realm of what you can comfortably afford.
  • Plan ahead. Create a plan for what you need to do each step of the way. Make a list of the things you need to do during each phase of the process, from start to finish. This will provide you with context throughout the project and will serve as a guide for you.
  • Gather all your tools first. Collect everything you need before you start, so you don’t end up with unfinished work. The last thing you want is for a project to have to be put on hold halfway through because you haven’t obtained the resources you need to do it.
  • Know when to hire someone. Some aspects of home renovation projects require certain levels of skill and knowledge that you may not have. If there are problems with things like electrical or plumbing, which you may find risky to do yourself, call an expert. It will save you time and money in the long run to be sure it is done correctly the first time.
  • Prepare yourself for hard work. Know that you will be putting in a lot of sweat and time in order to finish your renovation. By keeping expectations realistic, you will avoid becoming overwhelmed.
  • Let your family know about the renovation. That way, they can offer a lending hand if possible. If you have an extensive project, staying with a family member may be the best choice until everything is complete.
  • Don’t dwell too much on the small things. Small mistakes can easily be corrected. Don’t obsess about the smallest details at the expense of the overall project.

Chris George Homes
Oklahoma City Realtor
Let’s get in touch: 405.843.8188

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