The Remodeling Emotional Rollercoaster

First-time remodeling? You’re not alone if you feel a little nervous or intimidated. When starting your renovation, it is always good to take a step back and look at the big picture so you don’t get lost in the feelings, thoughts, and emotions you experience during the process that we call the Remodeling Emotional Rollercoaster.

After remodeling, 84% of owners have a greater desire to be in their home. 69% have increased enjoyment in their home.

2022 Remodeling Impact Report, NAR Research Group

The Remodeling Emotional Rollercoaster is a metaphor that most homeowners experience when undertaking a construction project, regardless of the scope or budget. Feelings are high at the start of the design phase, and the homeowners are excited to see their vision outlined on paper. However, upon seeing the price tag and signing the contract, many can feel nervous, uncomfortable, or even scared when committing to such an investment.

Much like any change to your daily routine, the construction process requires patience, flexibility, and continuous reminders that change is good. The ups and downs a homeowner may experience as they navigate a remodel are typical. Some phases of remodeling are exhilarating, and changes appear quickly. Yet, other phases may seem daunting because much of the work is not necessarily anything new to the eye but necessary for the completion of the project. As outlined in the Remodeling Emotional Rollercoaster visual, riders should expect to experience ebbs and flow throughout construction. Nonetheless, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel – and an end to every rollercoaster, leaving riders filled with adrenaline and excitement.

A remodel increases the value of your home and brings joy and new life into a space that now has your very own special touch and feels for years to come. Preparing yourself and your family by setting expectations and taking a step back to envision the change occurring throughout your project will help ensure you can stay ahead of the Remodeling Emotional Rollercoaster.