How to Minimise Home Renovation Stress: A 21st Century Guide

How to Minimise Home Renovation Stress: A 21st Century Guide

With all the stress that comes along with living in the 21st century, why make your home renovation the root cause of it? The home is and should remain to be, a place of rest. A place where one can find solace at the end of a hard day – a space protected by invisible grains of salt, resting along doorways meant for good vibes only.

Okay, okay, so you can’t always completely banish all of the stress, but you sure can minimise it. Modern-day problems require modern-day solutions. So, here are some tips to help you and your home renovation plans live to see another day!

  1. Get away from the stress and getaway to a mini vacation

When dealing with any major home renovation, there may come a time where your contractor may advise against being on the premises. This could be because of anything from harmful dust, a water shortage worse than stage 5, complete power-cuts, (don’t worry Eskom, we won’t blame you on this one), or otherwise.

We know not everyone can afford a 5 star trip to Paris, but why not use the opportunity to take some time off? This could even mean a mini vacation to a cute home-stay just down the road. Either way, we assure you the price you’ll pay will be far cheaper than what stress can cost you and your family, both individually and as a unit.

Oh, and by the way…

Some contractors charge more if you wish to remain on the premises. This is because it takes longer to work around your family and generally, creates more inconvenience for everyone. So really, only positives can come from it – it’s a win-win for everyone! Yes, even you, grumpy Gary. Of course, with smaller renovations, this might not be the case.

  1. Take bite-sizes of that bread, buttered on both sides

When dealing with any home renovation project, it’s safe to say that the process can become pretty darn stressful. From perfectly tuned colour-pallets to razor-sharp specific measurements, it all adds to the pressure and anxiety. Together with your contractor, create a time-frame which allows room for “baby steps” and clear direction.

Of course, these steps are nothing but baby. However, if you create clear expectations from the get-go, you’ll be more likely to manage them. It also means you’ll know how many hours a day to put into your renovation, and how many into keeping yourself sane.

  1. Run, Forrest, run!

Speaking of remaining sane, remember all of those things which have kept you from the brink of doom, your entire life? Well, why stop them now? Exercise and sticking to a routine will help you to remain on track of an organised and relaxed head-space.

Whether heading to the gym, or to Paris, trust that your contractor is going to do all the heavy-lifting work for you. You might even find that you come out the other side even more inspired, energetic, and twice as enthusiastic about the entire process than you ever could have hoped for.

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