There are many reasons you would choose to live in the house that you’ve inherited from your dearly departed parents even if the memory is still painful. Once you have decided, though, then you can reduce the ache by following the suggestions. Admittedly, it will take a bit of fortitude to do this too.
Select and Store – Ask an experienced cleaning company to do the initial tidying of the house. Have them classify of all objects and furnishings before you make the final call on what goes and what stays. Have those items stored away in boxes and bags and placed in the attic or basement. This would make your encounter with sorrow brief until you are ready to deal with it again.
Renovate and Redesign – If you feel there are parts of the house that you can’t bear looking at then have an interior designer make changes to these areas. If you have the budget to spare, ask for a full renovation from a construction firm and put in a new theme, room, and other new touches to the house to give it a sense of newness.
Rebuild Completely – Thought this may sound a bit extreme, there are those who would opt to completely replace the structure with a newer one. This would be a practical decision if the house is truly unsalvageable or unliveable. Otherwise, if it’s all because of sentimental reason, it is still best that you just refurbish and remodel instead.
Repair and Restore – For the stronger in spirit, you can still choose to just have major repairs and restoration done. Call in a house inspector to clarify which repairs are necessary for it to be made liveable and comfortable. Try to find a cleaning company that can do these repairs alongside their other services.
Aim for a better perspective and keep in mind the benefits of having your own house, no matter the circumstances. Whatever memories you have this property can still be called your home. After all, it was called home by those before you.