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Got the remodeling bug?
Watch for common side effects of the affliction
Whether you want to update your longtime home or reconfigure your newly purchased residence, remodeling is a seductive thought. After all, who doesnâ€™t love to imagine that their dream home is just a contractor away?
But remodeling comes with its own set of challenges. From budget woes to daily dust and disorder, a home project can seem like a virus â€“ something you just endure until itâ€™s over. What are the symptoms of the ailment? Houzz article recently listed a few:
â€œScope Creepâ€:Â Itâ€™s a common occurrence: A homeowner starts with plans to remodel one room, perhaps the kitchen, but then thinks, â€œâ€˜But if weâ€™re painting the kitchen, wonâ€™t the living room look dingy if it still has the old paint job? And wonâ€™t the built-ins in the dining room look dated with all the new kitchen cabinets?â€™â€ Thatâ€™s Scope Creep, a sure way to induce severe Busting the Budgetitis.
â€œObsessive design disorderâ€: If you let it, remodeling can infiltrate the furthest reaches of your brain, making you obsess about light fixtures and bathroom tile 24/7. â€œExtreme cases have resulted in homeowners quitting their day jobs to enter the remodeling business or become an interior designer,â€ notes Houzz.
â€œThe Why Did We Stay Here Bluesâ€: Youâ€™re dealing with workers, debris and lack of access to rooms you need. No wonder you have the blues. The symptoms are easy to spot, says Houzz, including â€œchecking out local apartment complexes online [and] feeling a sense of dread at the thought of returning home after workâ€¦.â€
â€œRemodeling-Induced Gastrointestinal Distressâ€: Doing a kitchen remodel? That means youâ€™re probably gobbling down enough takeout to fill a fast food dumpster. â€œHomeowners suffering from this distress are constantly faced with difficult questions, such as â€˜I donâ€™t know, what do you want to eat?â€™ and â€˜Arenâ€™t you tired of McDonaldâ€™s yet?â€™â€ says Houzz.