Scituate: 5 Tips for Managing your Renovation during the Holidays.
by: Allison Q Guido, CS
I always tell clients before we get started on their renovation that it will be an emotional roller coaster an very quickly many clients realize I am right. And there is no harder time to have your Renovation underway than during the holidays. There are times when you are very excited and then times when you are just ready for it to be done and over with.
Emotions cover all the things you must endure to reach a remodeled state. These range from the inconvenient to the downright stressful depending on your personality and more importantly the company you hire to complete your project. So as we are quickly heading into the holiday season I wanted to share 5 Tips for Managing your Renovation during the Holidays that we try to go over with our clients.
1. Talk to your Contractor about your holidays plans
Discuss what the schedule will be. If you have company coming let them know well in advance that it would be better not to be there on certain days. Have this discussion early enough to make an in pack on the plan.
2. Work with your contractor to make a plan and a schedule so you are both on the same page with what is realistic to get completed before the holidays.
3. Be upfront and honest about your thoughts and feelings
No wants to add stress to an already stressful time, so be sure you are keeping the lines of communication open.
4. Designate a place where all stock and tools can be stored and covered.
If everyone is on the same page then stress can be managed better.
5. Be Flexible & Reasonable
If you’ve talked to your contractor about the plan and designated a reasonable storage spot for everything then you need to be flexible.
Your team will everything they can to meet the goals. But things happen and you will be more worked up about the progress of the project then anyone you are having over. But I think that the common thread thru these 5 Tips for Managing your Renovation during the Holidays is to communicate with your remodeling team and to be flexible and have fun with it. This will be a memorable holiday, whether its good memories or bad are up to you and how you handle the adventure of being mid remodel.
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