About five years ago we decided to remodel a large part of our house to make room for my new baby sibling. Since we were already doing this renovation of adding another room, we decided to also completely redo our kitchen. This was an incredible stressful procedure because it involved eliminating my brother’s room in order to build a hallway with two new rooms and a bathroom. Therefore my older brother had to move out of his room with all of his belongings for months.
Additionally, it was stressful having random people with dirty shoes all over our house, especially near me and my sister’s bedrooms. Moreover, the kitchen renovations caused us to have to turn our dining room into a makeshift tiny kitchen with our fridge and stove and we had to eat sitting on the floor for every meal for months.
Due to a plastic tarp that was serving as an entire wall for a time, a large cat that did not belong to us continually entered our house and prowled around. My father is allergic to cats and we did not know whose it was or where it was coming from, and that freaked out my mother quite a bit.
Overall our quality of living dropped severely for almost a year in order to accommodate the possibility of a better quality of life after. Apparently there are ways around this to lessen the inconvenience but we didn’t explore them at all.
However, the remodeling kept getting behind schedule (sounds familiar doesn’t it) and taking longer and longer than we expected to originally, which was quite annoying and stressful as it increased the amount of time of our discomfort. You’ll find that many contributions to the blog here on GardenBridgeTrust.org have this in common.
But at the end, we were all extremely pleased that we had gone through with the process because it was well done and expanded our home to better accommodate a large family. Everyone was able to get their own space, and our new kitchen is much bigger and more attractive than it was prior to the remodel.