How to Deal with Stress during a Renovation
Q: What tips do you give to those dealing with stress during renovations?
A: The number of factors that might cause stress during a renovation are many, but ACo wants to minimize the stress you experience and to provide tips on dealing with it if you do run into any of these stress-causing factors.
Presence of Workers
One of the areas in which stress can factor highly is the presence of workers who are doing the renovations. For most of us, our home is our sanctuary, where we can get away from the pressures of work and can relax among the people who love us. Having workers in the home takes away a lot of the sense of privacy critical to the enjoyment of our homes and the relaxation of the day.
At TAC we ensure that all workers who come into your house respect your space and privacy. All workers go through training and follow a set of rules about arriving/leaving and entering/exiting your home and work areas. Sometimes it helps to make small talk with the workers. Even a small degree of familiarity can take away the stress that may come when you have strangers working in your home.
Access to Key Spaces
Another area in which renovations may add considerable stress to your day-to-day life is in the access to your home and key spaces. Renovations might impact various entryways throughout your home; you will want to make sure that you have an alternative entry point and that it is easily accessible to the whole family.
Go on Vacation
There are several ways to reduce the stress that comes with renovations. One way is to make plans to be out of the house during the time your renovations are taking place- plan your vacation around the schedule. If you take this route, make sure that there is someone such as a neighbor who can check up on the work being done and ensure the schedule is being adhered to. You could also consider staying with family or friends in town.
Set a Timeline
Another key factor in stress is sticking to a timeline, which you’ll want to ensure gets set from the beginning. When you work with ACo, you can count on us following the timeline we design from the get-go.
Do you have any other tips that you’d like to share with homeowners or questions you’d like us to answer about renovations?
Contact ACo today or join us online for a web chat to learn more.