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The Four Stages of a Remodel: What to Expect Phase I: The Honeymoon Phase

As a design/build remodeling company, we are frequently asked about the value of using a design/build remodeling firm over other remodeling approaches. As we explain our design/build process and help homeowners choose the best delivery method for their home remodeling project, we also like to paint a realistic picture of what homeowners can expect, from start to finish. 

As with any remodeling project, there are highs and lows. For instance, you may become “over-the-moon” excited to see walls coming down during demolition and then suddenly get anxious during the mechanicals phase, when nothing seems to visually change. But, this is to be expected. You’re not alone. In fact, Houzz does a fantastic job of comparing the four stages of remodeling to the four stages of marriage. Enjoy this insightful article that accurately depicts what it is like to begin your remodel— the Honeymoon phase.

For your own peace of mind, if you plan for some of these hurdles ahead of time, and even embrace change, it will help you enjoy the remodeling journey.  At MainStreet, we take every precaution to alleviate stress and help you love your home, particularly as you transition into the “Midproject” Crisis phase.

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