How to not Fight with your Spouse During a Remodel

March 3, 2017

Remodels can be hard on a family. Here are some ways to not be at your spouse’s throat after the first few days of a major kitchen or bathroom remodeling project.

How to not Fight with your Spouse During a Remodel

Set Up a Temporary Kitchen during a Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel can take a few days and during that time you still need to eat. To limit your traction through the construction zone, plan ahead and create a temporary kitchen somewhere else. Get things like disposable plates, a pack of water bottles, and some microwavable meals to make the remodeling process less stressful. If you really prefer home-cooked meals, schedule your Maryland kitchen remodel during the warmer season so you can grill outside!

Line Up Showering during a Bathroom Remodel

If you’re getting your bathroom remodeled, be sure to think ahead about what you will do for showering for not only yourself but any small children you may have as well. Sign up for a one-month gym membership (or even trial) for access to their showers. Or, bribe a friend or family member to use their shower. If you’re doing the remodel yourself vs. hiring a Maryland bathroom remodeling company, plan for a few extra days without the shower in case any issues pop-up which you’re not able to, or don’t have the tools to deal with.

Managing Stress during a Remodel

Prepare yourself for the added stress of a remodel to prevent being at your spouse’s throat. List out local areas you and your family can retreat to when tensions are getting high for a change of scenery such as a local park, the library, or a local coffee shop. Along these same lines, if you do feel a fight coming on with your spouse, give each other space to calm down and re-think what the argument was about; it’s probably just something blown out of proportion due to the stress of the remodel.

How to not Fight with your Spouse During a Remodel

Staying Safe during a Remodel

Keeping safe during a remodel requires diligence to protect your family. Any reputable Maryland remodeling contractor will keep their work space clean, but you should still double-check the area to keep sharp and small objects out of the reach of pets and kids. It is also suggested to completely block off these areas from their access if at all possible during the remodel.

Hire a Professional

We understand the desire to save money by doing a kitchen or bathroom remodel yourself. Consider how long a remodeling project will take if you also have to be at work during the week. Sometimes, it’s worth having the project completed faster by hiring an experienced Maryland bathroom remodeling company to do the job.

For help with your next kitchen or bathroom remodeling project, give The Bath Doctor a call today so we can discuss your design. The Bath Doctor provides high-quality bathroom remodeling services in Baltimore, MD and surrounding areas. For a free estimate, give us a call at 410-444-4133 or fill out the form on our website today.

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