6 Vital Principles For Beating Kitchen Remodeling Stress (Part 2)

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Here’s part two of the “6 Vital Principles” for enjoying your kitchen remodeling project:

Principle #4: Don’t sweat the small stuff

To borrow part of the title from Richard Carlson’s book: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff! Mistakes will happen on your kitchen remodeling project. Period. End of Statement. Recognize upfront that mistakes will happen and recognize that an experienced remodeling contractor knows how to minimize and correct mistakes.

Principle #5: Approach mistakes with the right attitude

Until the final sign-off, your remodeling project is a work in progress. When you see something that was done incorrectly, or simply missed, approach it with the following attitude: “I noticed X last night when I got home. You probably saw it too, but just in case you hadn’t seen it yet I wanted to bring it up.” A kitchen remodeling professional will jump at the opportunity to correct whatever was done incorrectly and will respond to your positive attitude with a desire to make your day (and project) even better.

Principle #6: Hire a professional

Have you ever tackled a home improvement project (like replacing a toilet) and about a third of the way into the project wish you had paid someone else to do it? Now multiply that feeling by about a billion and you’ll know what it’s like to tackle your own kitchen remodeling project. Even if you hire tradesmen and manage their work, you’re increasing your stress-load to catastrophic levels! Hire a professional you can trust to manage the construction and give you a dynamite finished product!

Ignore the critics; kitchen remodeling is supposed to be exciting! I’ve had multiple customers shed tears of joy during and after the project. Follow these 6 vital tips, beat the stress, keep your marriage in tact, and enjoy your kitchen for decades to come!


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