4 Tips on How to Reduce Kitchen Remodeling Stress

4 Tips on How to Reduce Kitchen Remodeling Stress

Make no mistake: kitchen remodeling is stressful. Fortunately, a little foreknowledge and proper planning can help make the process not as stressful. Here are some tips on how to reduce stress during kitchen remodeling.

4 Tips on How to Reduce Kitchen Remodeling Stress

1. Understand the project timeline. The kitchen remodeling timeline is affected by factors, such as the project’s complexity. Communication with your remodeler is important because it helps you understand why kitchen remodeling takes as long as it does. It can help you know what to expect and prepare for difficulties you may encounter along the way.

2. Set up a makeshift kitchen. You’ll be deprived of a kitchen during your remodeling project, so one of the first things you need to do is set up a makeshift kitchen. Make sure it’s away from the work areas to avoid getting dust and debris into your food. Make sure it has areas for food prep and washing, in addition to a refrigerator and cooktop. A backyard grill can be used as your primary cooktop if a portable stove isn’t available. Paper plates and disposable cutlery can help reduce the number of dishes you need to wash after every meal.

3. Use your vacation time. Some people can handle remodeling stress without affecting their work output. If you’re not among them, it’s fine – use some of your vacation time. Focusing on one thing at a time will help keep stress levels to a minimum.

4. Have an emergency budget. Sometimes, a remodeler finds a hidden problem after the project has started – perhaps, parts of the cabinet boxes or wall framing are rotten and will need to be repaired. The costs to cover such repairs are typically not included in the project estimate, which can cause delays and a great deal of stress. When planning your kitchen remodeling budget, make sure that you have a budget overhead that’s worth about 10% to 20% of the original project estimate.

Northside Construction Services provides home remodeling services to customers in Lawrenceville, Johns Creek and Cumming, GA. Give us a call at (404) 392-5858, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.