Brits call it renovating. Americans call it remodeling. But whatever you call it, the problems that can arise during the process are pretty much universal.
A little-understood reason why renovation projects can get so snarled up lies in understanding what builders are dealing with when they tear a place apart to do improvements. After more than four decades of hand sensing energies in buildings all over the world, I know how deeply imprints can become embedded in walls, and when builders rip structures apart, these energies get dislodged and can cause havoc in a space.
Some builders are resilient and can handle this quite well. Others get completely overwhelmed, and that’s where things start to go wrong. They may get sick, have accidents or make mistakes, all of which can hinder the project and lead to unexpected delays and expense.
My advice if this happens to you is to halt the project, give everyone the day off, and space clear your home, using the 21-step ceremony I describe in my Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui book. Or better still, space clear before the project even begin, which is also much easier to do because you won’t have to pick your way through builder’s rubble.
Copyright © Karen Kingston, 2014, updated 2018