Demolition day for any kitchen renovation or kitchen remodel is dusty, dirty, and signifies a big change in your life. It is not uncommon to become grumpy, edgy, or just process your home being disrupted. This disruption can feel very personal as you go through this major change in your home. The best planning and organization of a project does not prepare you for the internal turmoil that can come about as one tears through your cabinets, walls, and flooring. Knowing this, it is very important for you as the homeowner to contract with a company that has good personal energy and feels good to you. This is the energy they will be bringing into your home and building into your house. Also, that energy will oversee all contractors that will be working in and out of your home. A recent client of ours commented on my husband, Kevin Bronkhorst, energy during her kitchen remodel, “Kevin brought a calming and grounding sense to my home while he worked and I did not mind the disruption. Knowing he was in my home made the process so much easier.” This was a great reminder for me. I have heard Oprah repeat on her show many times about being responsible for the energy you bring to a situation. This is exactly what you need to pay attention to as you plan and go through your kitchen renovation or kitchen remodel. Ask “what is the energy I want coming into my home during this kitchen remodel?” Hire those people who match that intention. Be clear with your contractor at the signing of the proposal that this is your expectation. Setting intentions is a great way to start the kitchen renovation process.
As I go through my own kitchen demolition, I too, am aware of the energy that is changing, the energy of the people in my home, and being clear on what my intention is. Thankfully, my contractor, a.k.a. my husband Kevin Bronkhorst, is my calming force in the house. He will build beauty, integrity and happiness into my home.