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Everybody knows that renovating a property can be a very stressful process. Regardless of the size of the project, it could have a significant impact on your family.
With all the dust, general chaos, and contractors coming in and out of the property, it can take its toll.
So what can you do to make the process more bearable, so you don’t crumble under the pressure of renovation stress?
Acquire a Programme of Works
When you are getting builders in for each individual aspect of the property, you need to get a programme of work from them. This will mean you know what to expect. For example, you need to find out how long you will be without something as important as water.
You need to figure out what aspects can impact your daily life. Whether you are working with contractors to furnish the loft or you are working with someone that is putting a staircase into the property, it’s important when you are working with different contractors that they don’t tread on each other’s toes.
Additionally, you need to make sure that the work someone does later on in the process doesn’t cause damage to something that was put in much earlier.
It’s important to schedule the proceedings appropriately. Do the bulky and dangerous work first, and make sure the finishing touches or smaller tasks are done later on in the process as there’s less potential for long-term damage.
Take Time Away From the Property if Possible
If the renovation is on the larger side, the best solution would be to go away for a while. Of course, renting a property can be costly, and if you can’t move out too tall try and take a holiday when the work is at its peak.
This will not just make life easier for you but it will help the contractors get on with the job. If you can schedule to be out of the house or stay with friends during this part of the project, it will be great for your mental health.
Looking After Your Mindset
It is incredibly stressful. The best thing anybody can do is to stay calm during this process. There may be unforeseen circumstances that arise.
Financially speaking, putting 10% of the total cost away can help, but when you are feeling anxious about the entire process, it is important to look after yourself.
When you feel the pressure because it’s been going on a long time, it’s beneficial to step away, but also start to think about learning how to relax and control your stresses.
Relaxation exercises can take some time to work but if you start practising them every day, it eventually assimilates into you, creating a more relaxed version of yourself.
It is not easy to undergo any form of renovation, but it is possible to endure the stresses associated with it.
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