If you are planning a major home remodel, then you will need to decide whether you are going to find a temporary place to live or are going to stay and live in the construction zone. It is a hard decision and both have pros and cons. The costs of moving may outweigh the emotional cost of staying behind. Either choice you make will require staying organized and keeping a positive attitude. Whether you stay or go, your family will be displaced and have to endure a bit of chaos.
Being organized is key to either scenario. Both will require paring life down to the basics for a brief time. Even more important than physical organization is your attitude. It takes some patience and positivity to live without a kitchen for six weeks or in a pile of sheet rock dust for months. Try to focus on the end result and push through with a happy attitude. You can apply this advice to just about everything in life. Trying to stay positive is the best way to survive just about anything.
There is undoubtably great untapped potential in your home and an opportunity to make your life better on a daily basis. A great project is worth the discomfort and stress that come along the way. In this case, the end does justify the means.
Ann Robinson and Annie V. Schwemmer are the principal architects and co-founders of a residential architectural firm focused on life-changing remodeling designs at RenovationDesignGroup.com. Send comments or questions to ask@RenovationDesignGroup.com