Is Your Family Ready for a Remodel?
Remodeling can breathe new life into your home, but it does disrupt the lifestyle of your family quite a bit for a while. If you’re considering a major remodel, and your family will be living in your home through the process, you will want to consider carefully whether or not your family is ready for the process ahead. As you head into your remodel, here are some steps you can take to make the process just a little more bearable for everyone.
Consider Staying Away from Home
If your family has the freedom to take vacation or stay with grandma during the remodel, then use this as the time to get away. By keeping your family out from under the feet of your construction team, the remodel may go more smoothly. Just consider staying close to home or having someone nearby who can serve as a go-between so that the construction team can get fast answers to any questions they have about the process.
Choose a Design That Will Have a Positive Impact on Your Family
First, make sure the design is going to help your family in some way. Whether it is improving the flow of your kitchen or adding that all-important game and toy room, if the remodel will bring some sort of benefit to your family, they may be more willing to deal with the discomfort in the short term.
Talk to Your Construction Team
It is critical that your construction team understands that you have a family and children in the home. This means that they need to keep the home livable while doing the work and also that they need to be safe around your children. This will also give the construction team the chance to outline any safety rules that your children should follow during the remodel.
Make Sure the Rest of the Family Understands What to Expect
Remodeling can be an overwhelming process, particularly for young children. Make sure you sit down with your family and talk about what to expect in the days ahead. Remind your children that they need to stay away from the areas of your home where the construction team is working.
Consider the Ages of Your Children
Remodeling is noisy and could disrupt your children’s sleep schedule for a few days. If you cannot relocate during the remodel, consider the ages of your children before you decide if your family is ready. Do they need a daily nap or early bedtime that might be disrupted by the remodel? If so, it might be best to wait a year or two until the schedule is more flexible. Are they old enough to follow your safety rules? If so, then feel free to move ahead with the remodel, because your family is likely ready.
Are You Ready for a Remodel?
If your family is ready for a remodel, the right construction firm can mean the difference between a successful experience and a challenging one. In Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, Ideal Construction & Remodeling is ready to assist you with the remodeling process.
Contact us today for a free consultation and estimate on your family’s remodel. Dial 703-241-1411 today!