Is your family ready for a remodel?

Monday, January 11th, 2021 by Team Arrow

Remodeling can bring a breath of fresh air to your family home, allowing you to bring those long-awaited dreams to life. As homeowners, your home needs to be a place that is safe, welcoming, and perfect to live and grow up in. 

From the day you moved in, you may have had dreams of replacing outdated windows or gutters or felt tempted in installing the perfect deck. But as we’re all well aware, these things can get forgotten about when family life gets busier and busier!

Creating your forever home takes time, and a lot of detail to get your homely space looking like your dream vision. But although a home improvement project can cause some disruption, the results are most definitely worthwhile! 

However, there are some things you will need to consider when remodeling your home, especially if you’re considering a major remodel. We take a look at some top tips for maximizing your home’s design and space, with as little disruption to your family routine as possible.

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1. Always discuss your needs with your remodeling team

Before getting too carried away, always speak to the experts for the best insight on how a home remodel may disrupt your daily routine. This will allow them to give you the best advice for keeping your home livable throughout your remodeling project. 

When there are kids around, safety is of the utmost importance! By discussing your needs and expectations with your home improvement team, you’ll receive an accurate forecast of your project’s timeline and safety precautions in place. From here, you’ll be able to decide if you’ll be able to carry on as normal while the remodel is in progress.


2. Consider staying away from home

While many families want as little disruption as possible - understandably! - if you’re seeking a major remodel it may be best to take a break away from your home during this time. Whether you decide to go stay with family and friends or take a vacation, this will allow your construction team to get on with the hard work without day-to-day disruption to your family’s routine. 


3. Think about your family’s needs for the ultimate result

The best home remodels will have a huge impact on your family’s living, in a (very!) positive way. When your family life gets busier, you quickly come to notice elements of your home that you wish you could change. Whether it’s a bathroom remodel that allows for an easier bath time for the kids, or a kitchen remodel to encourage family cooking! 

When you consider remodeling your home, think about the design and flow of your home, and how a remodel can positively impact your home living.


4. Manage your family’s expectations

As with any remodeling project, the process can be a little overwhelming. If you decide to stay in your home throughout your remodeling work, take a few minutes to discuss this process with the kids. This will ensure everyone in your home is aware of the work going on, how long it may last, and areas to stay away from for your safety.


5. Think about the ages of your children

If your home has young children, remodeling can cause disruption to nap times and day-to-day life. If you cannot stay away from home for a few days before you go full steam ahead with a major home remodel, consider the ages of your children and their sleep schedule. If they are old enough to follow safety rules and understand that there may be workmen in your home, great! You’re ready to remodel your home. 

If you’re unsure if your children will understand your rules for their safety, it may be best to wait a little longer to ensure your whole family can be safe. Or, consider staying away from home for a short amount of time. Just imagine the sight you’ll see when you return home to your beautiful new home!


Is your family ready for a remodeling project?

A remodeling project can benefit your family and home in many ways but can be tricky with small children and busy schedules. Having covered some of the important elements that come with a home remodel, is your family ready?

To get your project underway, simply give us a call today to schedule a free evaluation and design consultation in Lansing, Prairie Village, Leawood, Olathe, Less Summit, Shawnee, Overland Park, Raymore, Kansas City, Lenexa, and nearby!

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