Modern FarmhouseFarmhouse Family Room, Denver
Emily Minton Redfield
What Houzz contributors are saying:
It Can Be an Emotional Roller CoasterEvery person handles stress and emotions differently, but the fact is that having a bunch of unfamiliar faces tear your house apart before your very eyes is stressful. I know that sounds like a bit of hyperbole, but when you’re actually living through a remodel, that’s exactly how it feels. It can be tough to keep your head on straight when you’re trying to make selections for tile and lighting fixtures that suit your budget while simultaneously worrying about whether the project will end on time. Add family and work life to that? Yikes. Now that I’ve worked you up, let me provide some peace of mind: Contractors know what they are doing. They will do everything they can to make sure you are happy with your home and the job is completed in a timely manner. Your local YMCA provides yoga classes, which can be very helpful with managing stress. Feeling better? Accept that you will feel some stress and some emotions, and allow yourself to be OK with that. It’s a part of the process. Freaking out about the fact that you’re freaking out will only make things, well, freakier.
3. Lightly furnish a room. Rather than being packed to the brim with heavy furniture, a room that is furnished with lightweight or modular pieces makes it easy to shift things around to suit different needs. Lightweight furniture (think acrylic and wicker) that can be lifted aside and a comfy rug on the floor can be configured as a sitting area, yoga space or play zone for kids. Storage benches can be pushed aside to make more room or pulled into use as seats or a coffee table.