5 Things You Might Learn About Yourself During a Remodel

I just read this article that really points out some of the things people don’t realize when they start planning a remodel. It can definitely be a learning experience. Here are the top five things I took away from what I read.

Prepare to find out who you really are — the good, the bad and the ugly

  1. You’re more impatient than you thought. Remodeling will — I repeat, will — test your patience.contemporary Powder Room
  2. You’re adaptable. Bathroom remodels and kitchen remodels are notorious for, well, making bathrooms and kitchens unusable while they’re under construction.
  3. You want in on the action. It starts small: At first, you’re just chatting with your contractor about the status of your project — normal stuff. But as time goes on, you can’t help but ask questions about the more technical side of things.Desert Mountain Contemporary Closet
  4. Your relationships can (probably) weather any storm. If the space you’re remodeling is a place that you share with someone else (whether it be your spouse, children or others), it’s likely that you’ll feel a little more stress than if you were just remodeling your own personal space.
  5. You’re fearless. I’ll tell you this much: It takes a lot of inner strength to not freak out when you see someone you’ve never met come through your front door with a hammer.Her office Desert Mountain contemporary remodel

Remodeling is a personal journey, full of personal discoveries and accomplishments and all that good stuff. The only way for you to truly know how it will affect you is for you to experience it yourself.

excerpts from article by Hannah Kasper (via Houzz)