Monday, 8 August 2011

How to Survive a Renovation in Windsor Ontario

Despair and misery are oftentimes the common emotions that surface when partners begin a home renovation project. She wants a cozy living space, similar to a cottage in the countryside while he wishes for a recreation room with futuristic furnishings. Both refuse to give in to the other.

A full-blown domestic disturbance can develop anywhere between the time that the building materials are delivered and the moment that the final wallpaper is in place in its destined location. Below are some tips that can help ease the brewing tension when partners decide to go for a major home renovation.

Tip # 1: You and your partner should agree what type of renovation is needed. Couples often fail to draw up a master plan before a major home renovation starts. Usually, they take it for granted that they know which areas around the house call for fixing up. Then, when the renovation is already underway, they discover that certain areas also require repair or remodeling; however, their money has already been used up for another renovation going on at another part of the home. This causes tension. So, to avoid this, the simplest thing to do is to take time to sit down, talk about, and agree as to what parts of the house need to be fixed or spruced up.

Tip # 2: You must never forget what is most important in your life. Can you really squander away a bond that you’ve forged with your better half over the color of the bathroom tiles, kitchen counters, or the bedroom walls? Some couples lose sight of the most important thing when they are so caught up with their crusade in home renovation. Always remember the most important thing whenever things begin to get out of hand and tempers are running short. Never sacrifice the relationship because you and your spouse cannot agree on whether to use granite or Formica for the new kitchen countertops.

Tip # 3: Never forget that you and your better half must work as a team. Never, ever argue in front of the home renovation contractors. Because of this, the people you hire to renovate your home might lose their respect for both of you; as a result, they might give you substandard results since they figure that you would not mind anyway since you are both busy taking each other down. Always remember that you and your spouse are in this together. Show those around you that you and your spouse support each other, that way, you will earn their respect.

If you require assistance in crafting your plan for the upcoming renovation, we will be glad to assist you, just ask us.

This article was published by:
Keith McGorlick,
Author, Blogger,
Home Improvement Expert &
President of, Lakeside Interiors
Windsor, Kitchener & Barrie Ontario
In Windsor, call 226-787-5835 or,

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