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3 Ways Real Life Remodeling Is Different From the TV Shows



Watching home makeover shows is a lot of fun, but it can also give you unrealistic expectations. After all, those shows make home renovation seem so quick and simple. Unfortunately, real-life remodeling projects aren’t that exciting or easy. However, by setting realistic goals and expectations, you will be able to have a smooth and successful project. Here’s what to keep in mind.

1. Local Laws & Neighbors Can Affect Work Hours

On TV, demolition starts early and goes into the night, leading to an impressive amount of work getting done. Unfortunately, in real life, local laws and your neighbors will probably end up affecting your remodeling schedule. Remodeling is loud and you need to work in a way that minimizes disruptions. As one of the top home remodeling contractors in our area, we recommend checking your local noise ordinance and talking to your neighbors so you can figure out the best schedule for your project.

2. Debris Needs to Be Taken Care Of

A full-scale remodeling project is messy and that mess has to go somewhere. In TV land, it just magically disappears once it’s time for the big reveal. In real life, your remodeler has to slowly pack, store and dispose of a lot of debris. Talk to your remodeler and develop a plan for cleaning your home once the remodel is complete.

3. Dust Is Always Present

No one seems to acknowledge the presence of dust on TV, but in reality it is everywhere. For instance, people even have to clean up after a small closet remodel or other minor project. A veritable cloud of dust comes out every time a hammer strikes a wall to demolish it. The amount of dust can be so great that masks are required on the job site. Talk to your remodeler about how dust will be contained during your remodel.

Turn to DreamMaker for a Hassle-Free Remodeling Project

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Tyler works hard to give our customers peace of mind with our full-service remodeling process. We will minimize disruption during your remodeling project. We will also maintain open and honest communication to keep you updated on the status of your project at all times. Call us at (903) 253-0165 or contact us here to start a conversation!

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