Remodeling your home is an exciting endeavor that not only helps increase the value of your house, but it revitalizes your space to better suit you and your family. 

Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, or another room in your home, the process can last several weeks and requires extensive planning to ensure you get the most of your investment. 

But despite how great home renovations can be in the long run, home remodels can disrupt your daily routine and cause stress. 

Here’s how to reduce your stress levels when remodeling your home.


Accept that everything won’t be perfect

As you start your renovations, it’s important to remember that even the most thoroughly planned home remodels still have hiccups along the way. Understand that not everything will go as planned, for example, the hardware store may run out of a part you need for your sink or prices may increase for the shower glass door you wanted. 

If you must make changes to your design or pay more than you anticipated, obsessing over every detail when things don’t go exactly as planned can make matters even more stressful.

Try choosing three renovation must-haves and being flexible about the rest. You’ll be more likely to get what’s most important and won’t feel panicked if the less important things fall through.


Communicate clearly

Just like relationships, everything can go awry if there is poor communication, and your home renovation is no exception. You will likely have a group of people who are invested in the project’s success, from your spouse or partner, designers to contractors. 

Reduce home renovation stress by clearly communicating with everyone about your needs, questions, and concerns to best address issues that may arise. Internalizing your concerns or assuming everyone involved understands your desires will only lead to anxiety during the process.


Request time off from work

Home renovations can be all consuming, which might make it difficult to focus on your full-time job. Working a full day and trying to schedule renovation around work can drain your energy and reduce your downtime. 

If possible, request some time off from work, at least a couple of days in the beginning, to make sure the renovation is on track. You’ll feel more in control of the process and less anxious.


Take breaks from the house

The average kitchen renovation takes 6-8 weeks. That’s a significant amount of time without access to your kitchen, and if you’re undertaking a larger remodel, you may even have to temporarily move out of your house. 

With a process that eats up so much of your time and money, it may start to overwhelm every aspect of your life, so it’s important to take “reno breaks.” This could mean continuing to plan date nights, dedicating one day a week to not visiting the renovation site, or reducing the number of hours you spend there a day to give yourself a break. If you ever experience a period of overwhelm, taking some time away may also help reignite your excitement for the process.


Remodeling your home often requires you to relocate a lot of items in your house, which can contribute to overcrowding in other areas of your home. That can lead to even more anxiety from clutter! UNITS of Baltimore provides convenient, temporary storage if you need to make space during your renovation. 

Give us a call or fill out this form to get a quote for one of our portable storage units that fit your needs.

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