No two people (not even in the same family) approach home remodeling the same way. That’s because a remodeling project can be stressful. And you might even be surprised how you react to some of the most common remodeling situations unless you get to know yourself and how you react to stressful situations.
With so much on the line—money, time, commitment, life comforts, your home, your relationships—it’s wise to take a few moments to center yourself, think for a bit, and find out what kind of remodeling client you might be. It’s especially important to get to know these things about yourself (and probably your significant other too) before you jump into the dust, noise, and excitement. Trust us, it’s not always like what you see on those remodeling shows on TV!
Fortunately, Houzz has created a nifty little 5-question quiz to help you figure this out. Sure, it isn’t scientific, but it only takes a few minutes, and it will make you think! That is the most important thing. Everyone has personality traits that can impact what sort of remodeling experience you, your family and your design-build team will have together. So, when you decide to turn your kitchen into a chef’s paradise, update your master bathroom into the spa you’ve always wanted, or get rid of that annoying wall in the living room that has been driving you nuts for years, know thyself. Be prepared. Get your wits about you and…
The quiz will ask you how you might handle certain common remodeling situations like:
How do you react if you see a cryptic entry on your contractor’s latest invoice?
How do you envision your ideal date?
What thing bothers you the most about remodeling?
Which out of a pre-selected set of song lyrics speaks to you the most?
Which three words best describe your ideal remodeling project?
Once you’ve taken the quiz, what were your results? Were you surprised by what you got? Or did you already suspect that you’d be “that kind of remodeling client”? Knowing your own remodeling personality is a bigger part of the remodeling process than you’d think.
Again, this isn’t science, but it is fun, and it might inspire you to approach a potential remodeling situation with more peace and presence of mind, understanding up front that the remodeling process is intense and can push your buttons. You’ve now warned yourself, so you won’t be totally surprised. Armed with this knowledge, you can maximize your strengths and minimize your… not so strong areas.
If you are ready to jump into the remodeling fray, also know that you aren’t going to be going it alone. The skilled and experienced design-build team from Acton ADU has seen it all before, and we put our clients first. We’ll walk you through each step of the remodeling process, answering your questions and guiding you through the dust from the first measurement to the final, “Wow!”