Trying to remodel a home can make anyone feel a little stressed out. Renovation projects call for a significant amount of decision-making. They often can cost considerable amounts of money as well. Not to mention, turning your home into a construction site is loud and inconvenient. Planning a staycation might be the best way for you to handle the madness.
Reserving a room at a nearby hotel for you and your family – at least during the initial stages of the renovation project keep you safe and can reduce a great deal of stress. Whether you find a nice spot to get spa treatments or you pack your skin care gift sets and create your own spa retreat in the hotel you’ll certainly be a lot more relaxed than if you have to hear, see, and experiencing the rukus of contractors working on your property. In order to make sure your staycation goes off without a hitch, however, here are some travel tips to keep in mind:
Hire the Right Help
If you want to streamline your remodeling project, you should recruit the assistance of professional interior designers and home remodeling contractors who can offer you insight and guidance and get the job done like a pro. Look for experts who have strong track records and who have experience with your preferred styles and renovations you want completed whether it’s the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or otherwise.
The assistance of a capable professional can take a lot of the burden away from you. It also means that you can escape to a hotel without having to constantly fret over whether the project is being completed efficiently.
Choose a Local Hotel
Throughout various stages of the remodel you may be asked to take a look at something. Though there are pictures, email, and videos that can be used, when you’re talking about the condition of your home it is best to be available to see things firsthand. There’s also the added fact that you probably still need to get to work and school. Being too far away makes this impossible so try to find a hotel just a short drive away from your home.
Pack Your Own Food
Your budget has likely already taken a hit as a result of the renovation so you don’t want to spend any more than you have to on a staycation. Food can be one of the most expensive things to pay for when you’re out of town. You can reduce these costs by taking your own food with you. Lots of hotels have small kitchens, microwaves, and/or mini fridges that you can use.
Make it Fun
It’s not often that families get to take a vacation and chances are, after the renovation is done your budget will be maxed out for a while. So, try to make the most of your staycation. Not only will making it fun help to keep your mind off of things you can’t control but it gives you and your family some quality time together. A fun mini trip doesn’t have to be expensive either. Take some games, toys, books, and other means of entertainment along with you to enjoy together.
There’s no getting around the stress and expense of a home remodel (on some levels). A great way to try and maintain your sanity and avoid the inconvenience of having your home turned into a construction site would be to plan a staycation. Hiring a reliable team of experts, staying in a nearby hotel, bringing your own food, and simply enjoying the company of your family can make a world of difference in how well it all goes. The best part is, you get to come home the reward of having the renovation complete!