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Alex Munoz’s 5 Least Favorite Things About Living in a Home During a Renovation

Alex Munoz March 20, 2017

“The community is used to hearing about the great things [that happen when you’re] flipping a house,” shares REALTOR® Alex Munoz. Especially with the popularity of home remodel shows on HGTV, it can be tempting to just focus on the monetary rewards that a remodel can bring and forget about the actual hard work and dedication that it can take to get there.

“No one talks about the effort it takes to live in a remodel!” says Alex. Alex has lived through a home remodel, and those who have seriously renovated their homes can probably also attest to the many hardships that a project can present. For those who are considering a major home remodel, we’re definitely not saying that it’s not worth it—it’s just important to go into a renovation with both eyes open!

Here are Alex Munoz’s 5 least favorite things about living alongside a home renovation:

  1. The dust. It seriously gets everywhere!
  2. Having to use one fork for two months. Especially if you’re renovating a kitchen, it can be hard to do dishes regularly.
  3. Sending my dog to my parents’ house. My Yellow Lab Sunny (who photobombs almost every picture—he’s definitely not shy!) couldn’t be in my home because of the staged furniture.
  4. Showering upstairs, and brushing my teeth downstairs. (I just learned to brush my teeth in the shower!)
  5. Having full-time roommates (aka contractors!) in the house from 7am to 7pm.


If you have any questions about the process of remodeling a home, reach out to REALTOR® Alex Munoz! You can contact him via email at [email protected] or online here

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