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Surviving Renovating Your Custom Kitchen

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Changes are stressful, there is no doubt about it, and a renovation is one of the most stressful things you can do because it takes your home and turns it upside down.  While you wait for your custom kitchen to be built there are things you can do to ease the renovation pain.

Renovations can quickly turn into stressful situations, your household routines are tossed around by frequent disruptions.  This is especially true  if you like to be organized and stable – two things that do not come with a renovation, no matter how well planned and managed.  In any custom kitchen renovation, there will be surprises!  So when routines are changed it’s normal to get stressed.  You may even notice that you start to;

  1. Trying to supervise the renovation and all the details – this is your way of trying to be.
  2. Expressing frustration to whoever will listen about the loss of the normal use of your home – we all need to find empathy.
  3. Exhausted or sad over the loss of what was familiar even though you are excited about the new changes that are coming with the renovation.
  4. More easily agitated over any other changes in your life.

All these emotions are normal, as change often brings a sense of discomfort and elevated emotions.

Some Renovation Survival Tips

So here are a few simple tips to help you through these times of discomfort and stress that comes with a renovation:

  1. Communicate – Ask your project manager questions during the renovation.  There should be nothing going on that you don’t understand.
  2. Adjust – Spend time before the renovation building new routines.  Practice them so you are ready for the change that will come.  Setting up a spot in the house away from the chaotic renovations to be your new temporary hub is often helpful.  Loss of routine is much easier to handle if you have a workable replacement.
  3. Visualize! – Don’t forget why you are renovating you home.  Keep the outcome in mind. Visualize the final product whenever the dust, the trades, or the changes become stressful.
  4. Stick to routines – Minimize change and maintain stability in other parts of your life whether it is your job, work-out routines or out of the house family time. Renovations are right up there with moving, so try keep the rest of your life as stable as possible.
  5. Vacate – Take a break from the renovations.  Take a vacation during the worst part of the kitchen or bathroom renovation, relax with friends, go out and exercise.  Try to spend as little time at home as possible.  Focus on yourself and your family, let your project manager focus on making your renovation run as it should.

Lastly, trust in your decision to renovate, it’s time for an exciting new change!  It made sense then and it makes sense now.  When you are ready to pick a designer, visit MR Kitchens, an experienced custom kitchen designer and contractor.

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