Have you ever thought of remodeling your home? Are you intimidating by the concept of doing construction? Renovations do not have to inconvenient if you have done your research and made the proper preparations. In addition, there are many reputable and affordable contractors that can help turn your home remodeling dreams into a reality. You can even hire a Construction Claims Consultants if there are issues.
Anyway verything started the night of the big thunderstorm; as a result, we lost power for a week. Because of this power outage, we ended up having to empty our sump pumps manually so they would not flood when it was raining. This was a hassle but things didn’t really get bad till one night when it was pouring rain. To make things easier on him, my husband left the doorwall open so he could dump the buckets of the water faster.
Just a couple of days later, my daughter was throwing something in the garbage when she noticed these little brown “pebbles” by our trash can in the kitchen. Well, after closer inspection, turns out those pebbles where mouse droppings. We’re not sure but we think a mouse (or family of mice) took advantage of the open doorwall and decided to become comfortable in our home.
When I found about the mouse droppings, I freaked out and starting cleaning my house like a madwoman. I threw away EVERYTHING and it still wasn’t enough. Maybe I was being irrational, but I couldn’t stand the thought of a mouse using my things as its own personal restroom. Even after I threw everything away, I was still unsatisfied. This is when I decided that we needed to renovate the kitchen.
I was worried about how my husband would react, but when he heard my plan, he was all for it and added some ideas of his own. When all was said and done, we gutted the kitchen, removed the brick fireplace, tore out the ceiling, and put hardwood flooring on the entire first floor. Surprisingly, the renovation took less time than we expected and once we adjusted to a portion of our house being unusable, things went really smoothly.
Home remodeling can be something as small as upgrading one of your bathrooms to renovating your entire house. My husband and I had undergone one of these projects before, a remodel of our second floor bathroom, but we had never undertaken a project this big before.
Before we made any changes, we spoke to some of our friends to get their opinions, and possibly, advice. Many of them were against our idea because of shady contractors and frustration that usually come with these projects, but we still decided to go ahead with our plans.
My husband and I started out with a simple dream and we were able to turn it into a reality. During our renovation, we did a lot of demolition, dealt with a tremendous amount of dust, and spent many nights eating in our living room, but the end result was still worth it.
Every remodel is different and some are less or more extensive than ours. However, the basics of all remodels remain the same; you must plan and prepare; not only deciding the changes that you will make, the amount of money you will have to spend, but also dealing with the tremendous inconveniences that are par for the course with these types of projects.