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Here are a few things that I’ve learned from my recent “in progress” remodel.
So I know I should’ve learned my lesson last year when I remodeled my kitchen and my bathrooms and had a new floor put in while my husband was away at the FBI Academy. Things DID NOT run smoothly. Like the attic fire we had, or the mold we found. Let’s not forget the shower leak or the chain smoking workers. And those are just a few of the things that didn’t go smoothly.
Thank goodness my downstairs remodel hasn’t been as dramatic. We did find after taking out the plastic shower stall that there was a pipe in a strange place so we have to get really creative with tile. So that quick job turned into a more extensive project. 🤦🏻♀️
We changed the floor downstairs, had built-in cabinets made, and this week we’re painting. I was told that it would be about three weeks…SIX weeks later we’re about to paint, which is wonderful, but we haven’t even started the shower. Oh dear. But you know what? I’m smarter this time around. I feel I’ve managed my expectations very well.
On that note, here are some tips to stay sane during YOUR remodel.
Remodeling is an addiction – once you do one thing you want to move on to the next so be ready!
It takes three times as long to finish and that it’s ok to make coffee in the same room where you go 💩.
Don’t settle for their mistakes if they can be fixed. You are paying lots of money and sometimes they try to use shortcuts. If you aren’t okay with the results of the shortcut, make them accountable for fixing it – and don’t feel bad.
Set a small budget aside for incidentals that are unplanned! Ha!