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Dream Home Remodeling: Is It Really a Dream?
Dream home remodeling may not always be a dream experience. Many people have
waited years to start building their dream home. They have labored over the
designs, cabinets, and floor plans. Now the time has finally come to start
building their home.
Handling the Stress
Once the building or remodel process begins the stress may at times be
overwhelming. Building homes takes a lot of people and making sure all those
people are doing what you want them to do can be a difficult task.
To help manage the stress that comes with this time you can follow these simple
1. Be Prepared - Don't start building your home until the design is finished and
you even know what the interior design is going to be. Creating a home before
the plans are finished is a sure-fire way to disaster and a whole lot of stress.
2. Budget - Have a budget and stick to it! One of the biggest mistakes people
make in new real estate is not properly planning their budget. Create a thorough
list of all your costs and leave a big cushion. You don't want to get halfway
done and run out of money. Then you'll have a half finished house that you will
still have to make payments on.
3. Get Help - If you are not an experienced contractor then don't try to act as
your own general contractor. It will be worth your money to hire someone else
that is trained. Plus the amount of stress a general contractor can relieve is
worth its weight in gold!
4. Relax - At times this may seem impossible to do...but finding time to relax
during your building or repair project is absolutely essential. During your
creative home remodeling it may seem impossible to relax, so try to pre-schedule
time for it.
Braving the Elements
Weather can be another huge stressor when it comes to
building and remodeling
projects. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to control the weather or
even predict it. Despite the weatherman's best work, the weather is often still
Even though you can't predict the weather you can plan ahead for the possibility
that bad weather may come. When designing your timeline make sure and leave
plenty of cushion for rainy days and other weather related issues that may
Discuss the effects of weather on your building project with your contractors so
you are well informed. Ask questions if you are unsure of anything. Discussing
the subject openly with your contractors before the building begins will make it
easier to develop your timeline. Most contractors are very good at predicting
real timelines, but they choose to bid shorter ones to get your work.
Discuss your honest need for a firm timeline and your willingness to accept a
longer time frame that is more accurate instead of an inflated timeline that is
wishful thinking. Your contractor will likely give you a date that is several
weeks later than their original bid, but this is much more realistic and will
provide you better information for you planning.
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