5 Home Renovations Most Likely to Stress You Out

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Renovating a home often requires a careful thought process. Hardly any changes that you make in your life are as involving or include as many multifaceted decisions as renovating your home. Also, renovation projects might drag on for months compounding to the stress. Stress can quickly be compounded when the project is financed, due to the added financial risk. You need to know the renovations that are most likely to stress you out. Remember, if a task is too daunting, you can always hire a licensed, bonded, and insured contractor to take the job on for you.

Freshly renovated, modern kitchen

The Kitchen

Because they are the heart of the home, kitchens are the most prominent source of stress for the averagely skilled home renovator. Many factors make kitchen renovations particularly troublesome. For one thing, kitchen renovations are expensive. If not well planned, kitchen renovations tend to put a significant dent on one’s finances. To avoid going into debt, you should plan meticulously to ensure you get value for money. Kitchen renovations can also substantially interfere with daily routines of the family causing immense inconveniences and unsettlement.

A freshly renovated master bedroom with earth tones

Master Bedroom

Astoundingly, many couples often disagree on renovations expected in the master bedroom. Due to the divergent perspectives on issues regarding privacy, couples tend to disagree on minor issues. For example, some couples differ on separating the rooms or the furniture and fixtures that should go into the different spaces. Do not opt for cheap when it comes to private areas. It might seem like a good idea in the short term, but it often results to boredom. However, creating a beautiful room does not have to force you to break your bank; you always need to stay within budget to avoid going into debt. Debt is as bad as an unsightly space.

A freshly installed, clay tile roof

Roofing

Many homeowners buy property without a proper assessment of the condition of the roof. Defects in the roof are challenging to diagnose and fix on short notice. Part of the reason many people fail to see defects is because they are usually hidden under fresh paint. For the new homeowner, discovering poor roofing after a short stay is nothing short of irking. If you are skilled, then you can do the repairs yourself and avoid going into debt incurred by hiring expensive contractors. Use over the counter sealants to fix roofing problems and begin drafting a plan to replace the entire roof in the future.

A man painting the inside of his home

Paint

Deciding on the ideal color to paint in different rooms is common a source of domestic squabbles. The different personal preferences make it difficult to reach a compromise. It is best to resolve such issues by allowing each family member to choose a color for their room and leave the common areas to a professional.

An outdoors electrical usage meter

Electrical Repairs

Electrical repairs are best left to trained electricians owing to their risky nature. Faulty electrical wiring will not only destroy electronics, but it can also cause a fire. One major cause of electrical accidents is defective roofing. Assess the electrical wiring every time you make a renovation.

That said, renovations cause stress if done without a plan. Although living in a dream house is every person’s desire, it is unwise to go overboard. You need to avoid going into debt to have peace of mind in your home. Always work towards making home renovations less stressful.

References

http://dovebankruptcylaw.com/chapter-13-bankruptcy/

https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/best-home-improvements

https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/renovations-that-cost-more-than-theyre-worth

http://www.bankrate.com/finance/real-estate/best-home-fixes-for-the-money-1.aspx

 

Written by
Terry Slate
Terry is the Vice President of Slate & Slate Roofing and has over 28 years of experience with both residential and commercial roofing. He specializes in metal roofing, composition roofing, and PVC membrane roofing.