Monday, July 05, 2004

Remodeling? Be a good neighbor!

Interesting article online at the National Association of Home Builders site titled "Homeowner Remodeling Etiquette". Having recently had several neighbors involved in remodeling jobs ... ranging from a total tear down and rebuild of a home to a room addition ... some of the ideas shared in this article hit home!

For example, the article starts with a simple one:
"Before starting the home of their dreams, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelors™ Council advises home owners to inform the neighborhood of their plans, length of construction time and who will be doing the remodeling job."

That makes sense! It's certainly easier to "tolerate" something that you are informed about. What if the job goes on for months and months? If you know that's the anticipated time frame, you will be able to understand and accept (in my opinion).

There are other tips in the article - mainly reminding us to be considerate of our neighbors.

To read the entire article, please go here.

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