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Surviving Remodeling

As homeowners prepare for remodeling, they often plan for everything except the experience itself. Budget planning, material selection, contractor negotiations are all very important, but just as important are plans for living through the event.

Remodeling projects can last weeks or even months. Take steps before the work begins to prepare your family. Start communicating with your contractor from the beginning by setting up a list of rules that will work best for your household. Know the earliest workers will arrive and how late they may stay. Instruct your contractor on where workers may park and which entrance is to be used. Don’t forget to identify who will have the keys to your home. If you have pets or small children, discuss how you’ll handle things like open doors and nap times. Everyone in the family should be told to stay out of the way of the workers. Most remodeling … Read More