There are many great benefits to owning your own home, but for me, my personal favorite is being able to design any aspect I want to my exact liking. Unlike with a rental property, when you own your own home, you can design it from the ground up or you can remodel an existing design. When it comes to remodeling a home, from my experience, I have found that it can often be more work than simply designing from scratch. That is because, with remodeling, you will need to remove the previous structure which means lots of construction, noise, holes, dust and more.
When I first decided to remodel my kitchen, the only thing I could think about was how nice it was going to look with the new granite countertops and all of the extra hidden storage and features. I didn’t think about the actual process that my kitchen would have to go through in order to turn my vision into reality. I don’t think it really hit me until the dust started to kick up in my face, clouding my sugar plum thoughts with disbelief at what I had decided to do. My kitchen was a total wreck not to mention so was the rest of my house as my family and I now had to somehow accommodate for this utter disruption in our daily comforts and conveniences. But, as they say, some things tend to get worse before they get better.
Once the dust cleared, literally, and all of the deconstruction and tearing out of cabinetry, knocking down walls and ripping counters was complete, things started to move a lot smoother. Well, at least I was able to have a cup of morning coffee that wasn’t sprinkled with dust. Once the new cabinetry started to be installed, I couldn’t have been more happy about the decision to remodel. I searched a home remodeling ROI and was able to find a reputable contractor with great reviews so that helped with the process as well. Not only was my dream kitchen being realized right before my eyes, but it was also even better than I could have expected.
The way everything came together along with the minor details that we added from the pull outs to the new faucets just made everything look like something out of a magazine. Initially, I must admit that I had reservations as to whether this was a good idea because it was hard for me to visualize it through all of the mess. However, ironically enough, that is just like life. Often times whenever we are going through our mess, it is almost impossible for us to see that it is all a part of the plan and that everything will be alright. Our thoughts and hopes can get clouded by the dust of despair and troubles but if we just are patient, we too will see the vision. And the beauty about being patient is that, not only do you get what you want, but you also get more than you could’ve ever imagined.