Life is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs, but it’s your choice whether to scream or enjoy the ride.
While the above quote applies to life, it can also be true for kitchen and bath remodeling projects. Just like a roller coaster, the design process includes the highest highs and the lowest lows; there are twists, turns, dips, and uphill climbs followed by exhilarating rushes. Invoking fear and pure bliss, part of the fun of a roller coaster is the knowledge that no matter how ‘wild’ the ride, in the end you’ll be just fine. The next time you’re staring in open-mouthed horror at the gaping hole contractors just made in your wall, think about the stages of a roller coaster and find comfort in the fact that emotionally, you’re right on track:
Stage One: Anticipation
You’ve been dreaming of this moment for years. You’ve planned for months (typically 3-6), pinning what seemed like a thousand inspirational images, meeting with your kitchen and bath designer multiple times, selecting materials, and submitting all the necessary paperwork for contracts and permits. Yes, there was that moment when you gasped at what you’d need to budget for this adventure, but you’re confident that you’re in the place where your design dreams will come true and your new kitchen or bath will indeed be “The Happiest Place on Earth”. Thanks to your designer’s expertise and guidance, it’s been a walk in the (amusement) park, and you’re ready to enjoy the main attraction. You slide into the roller coaster ride and pull the safety lever down. Let the fun begin!Read Full Article