One of the least exciting things about doing any kind of home remodelling is the way the project leaves things in a state of flux until it is finished. This is especially true when it comes to a flooring remodel, since the floor is unavoidable. Flooring projects almost always make the room you are working in unuseable for the duration of the project.
But this doesn’t mean you have to put your life on hold.
Have a Plan, and Not Just a Floor Plan
One of the easiest ways to make sure your life retains some semblance of normality during the project is to have a plan and stick with it. This means planning out benchmarks for the project so that you can schedule your life around them. For example, if you’re working in your kitchen because the old vinyl flooring just isn’t cutting it anymore and your nice, hand-crafted, and painstakingly selected oak hardwood flooring isn’t supposed to arrive until Friday, it doesn’t make any sense to start tearing out the old floor on Wednesday. Make sure your timing is right so that you don't make your life unnecessarily difficult.
Make Sure the Lines of Communication are Open
To go along with that, it is also very important that all the people doing any kind of work on your project are on the same page. There is a lot of construction going on in Nashville, especially during this time of year. This might not be a problem if the only thing you’re planning on changing is the floor, but what if it is a full-on remodel? You cannot expect the folks delivering the new appliances to be able to work if you’re still waiting on flooring materials and installation.
Of course, this is less of a problem if you’re working with the professionals at Ozburn-Hessey. We are effective communicators and will assist you at every juncture – from materials selection to installation.
Be Like Rubber Flooring
Rubber flooring is many things. It handles water and moisture better than most flooring options. It’s also cheaper and more comfortable under your feet. But the main reason you should be like rubber flooring when it comes to maintaining your sanity is that it is flexible. Unexpected things are going to happen and you cannot plan for them all. The best way to make sure your life isn’t thrown into a tailspin is through being flexible and rolling with the punches. Remember that a flooring installation isn’t a very lengthy project, so while it might seem pretty bad while it’s going on, it will be over soon. Then you can enjoy your new floor.
Any kind of in-home construction is going to be a bit of a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. Just make sure you fully understand what you are getting into before you start and keep everyone working on the same page. And be sure to consider working with Ozburn-Hessey. We’ll be glad to help you every step of the way.