It's not a disease exactly. And
chances are good you won't find
it in the pages of psychiatric journals.
But as every remodeler
knows, the anxiety that homeowners
feel as their house is
assaulted by workmen bearing
saws and hammers is very real. I
call it Remodeling Stress Syndrome,
or RSS, and I've learned
that having a system set up to
manage it effectively is just as
important as dealing with change
orders and subs.
Remodeling is not continuously
stressful for the homeowner.
RSS comes in waves, depending
on the stage of the job. Some of
the low points can be predicted
— when the plumbing and wiring
are being roughed in or when finish
work stretches on and on. But