It’s exciting to plan a remodel but living through one can come as a major shock to the system. Designing and shopping for materials? Lots of fun! Workers in and out all day and dust everywhere? Not so much. We do everything in our power to make the remodeling experience a pleasant one but, even under the best of conditions, there’s no denying life will be disrupted while the work’s in progress. Over the years, we’ve come up with some tips and strategies we think are a big help in making a remodel as stress-free as possible. 3 Steps to Remodeling Sanity Develop a plan, get organized, and set expectations. You’ll minimize inconveniences and preserve your sanity at the same time! Start the planning process early on. It’ll keep the entire family on an even keel. And don’t forget to plan for the unexpected. Lists and spreadsheets that detail budget, calendar, and scope of the project can be your best friends. Noise during the day and roped-off rooms by night, accept that life as you know it will be upended, if only for a short time. Try to stay flexible and keep the end goal in mind. The enjoyment you will gain from your new space greatly outways any temporary inconveniences!