Dream Home Plans
Invaluable Tips To Help You Fixing Up Your House
Going into your dream home finally is always a thrilling moment in life. Even if it is just bricks and mortar it is about the potential that is behind the rubble. And while the first few days are spent lovingly hammering away at every nail, it soon becomes a tiresome and frustrating task, one that you just want to get done now! And yes, it can feel like The Money Pit at times, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel! It’s about keeping calm while everything around you is a pile of dust and despair. Here are a couple of things you can do to keep you cool.
Cut The Cost When You Can
There are going to be essential contractors you will need at some point, such as plumbing and heating contractors to fix the boiler, or basement waterproofing contractors. Some jobs need to be done by the profs, so you need to find ways to keep the costs down. One handy money saving method would be to keep the essential components, like the toilet, where they are. It will cost money to move them a few inches, so is it really necessary?
As well as this, if you go for the recommended small-scale contractors, they will work out cheaper than the bigger companies and will be more personable, so they could be likely to do you friendlier rates and actually keep some of their promises.
Set a Deadline for the Completion of the Work
You might think that is a big ask when you’ve been chipping away for so long! If you set yourself a timeframe to get the work done, it’s an inbuilt motivator. Just make sure you don’t procrastinate and move deadlines to your whim, stick to it! Especially if you have promised someone that you will get it done by a certain date, you don’t want to be a promise breaker now, do you?
Plan All Your Meals In Advance
In the early days of building up your home, you may relish the opportunity to have pizza express takeaway every night, but it will soon become tiresome. Not only that, but it will have an effect on your bank balance! A great way to combat this, and to save on washing up, is to cook all your meals in advance, portion them up and then freeze them. When you need a meal, take one out of the freezer to defrost and microwave it! It is a surefire way to save yourself money.
Have Your Chillout Time
With everything that comes with giving your home an upgrade, you need to take the time to relax. Whether making one part of the home yours and out of bounds for everyone else for an hour or escaping the place to relax in the park, make sure that you take time out to invest in yourself.
If you are not coping with the stress of renovation issues, it can take its toll on you mentally. While realizing your dream home plans will be worth it in the end, the journey to get there can be quite a difficult one!
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