If you lead an extremely busy lifestyle, you know firsthand how tough it can be to find time to make dinner or spend time with your loved ones, let alone bigger things such as planning and executing a major home renovation. Whether you have just. purchased a new home and need to renovate it or are doing a renovation on the place you’ve lived in for awhile because it’s time for a change, one of the biggest issues is that it can be so hard to find the time required to do it!
Even if you don’t plan on DIY-ing and are going to hire professionals for the hard parts, renovations still take a lot of thought, planning, and precious time. If you don’t see your schedule clearing up anytime soon but are eager to renovate, here are 3 tips for you!
Choose Experts Carefully
When hiring home renovation experts, choose carefully. Do your research, ask around, read reviews, and ask to see portfolios. These things will help you in the long run because who you end up hiring to help you with your renovations could make or break the entire experience for you. When you are creating your dream kitchen and looking for someone to do custom stone bench top installation, for example, you shouldn’t just hire the first person you come across who says they can do the job.
Weed out people by talking to them in depth about the job you want done, and make sure they come take a look at the space and quote you a price as well before you agree to doing business with them.
Especially with your schedule being so full, you are going to need to learn to be flexible when it comes to your home renovation. Things often take longer, cost more, or are overall just more complicated than expected. This is all completely normal, and if you are able to be flexible about it it will not cause you any extra stress.
Take Some Time Off
Time off may be a foreign thing for you but there are certain times in life where you really should take a break from your busy life. Getting married, having children, overcoming an illness, and dealing with grief all fall into this category. But other big life changes, such as moving, buying a new home, or doing a home renovation are things that definitely justify you taking a little bit of time off.
Figure out what you can with your work to see if you can take a few days or weeks off to deal with the big changes you have going on so that you can make sure everything goes smoothly. And don’t beat yourself up for needing to take some time!
Being busy can make a lot of things tough or even impossible, but there are workarounds. Be flexible, be careful about who you hire, and be willing to take a little extra time off from your responsibilities and you’ll make it through these renovations like the warrior you are.