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Challenges of Home Repairs and Renovation

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Home renovation can be a real challenge, especially if you’re planning to live on site. Don’t expect it to be fairly easy to have your contractors around when you come home. Having a good relationship with them can guarantee that you’ll get everything done on time. So if you want to please the workers you can make this simple butterfinger cake.

The first step is to prepare the cake following the directions on the box. Then go to the next stage is cream preparation which involves mixing condensed milk with caramel sauce. In the end, poke some holes in the pan and pour the cream. You can also add some crushed Butterfinger on the top. There’s no chance your contractors won’t like it!

Big changes in your house also require a lot of patience since you’re going to be occupied with wiping down the dust, mainly during the destruction phase. Trust me, it gets everywhere, even in your plate. You need to make sure that all the doors are closed during the work and try to avoid mountains of mud by using plastic sheeting to cover all the surfaces you need. The most important thing here is to remember to protect everything that can be protected. This simple rule will definitely make cleaning easier.

Your house can become very crowded and you will probably be annoyed by that fact. There’s no easy way to overcome these negative feeling, especially if you’re an introvert. It becomes more difficult once you realize you’re no longer in control of your own house: you can’t enter some rooms because of the dirt or suffer from tantrums from your children because all they want is to play in that exceptionally dusty room! The only thing left for you to do is to stay patient and wait till the renovation is over.

Speaking of children, they can become naughty and start playing wherever they want. And they usually want to play on site more than in any other place. There are many things that may be dangerous to play with like exposed wires, heavy machinery and unstable structures, a mound of dirt, pile of leftover bricks or discarded bathtub. So pay attention to what your children are doing. You can also leave them one room to play in and give instructions on how not to hurt themselves. Safety is your first priority!

It’s often true that builders love drinking tea at work. This may be because they just love this beverage or maybe because it helps them to concentrate. Just provide your workers with a kettle and something to accompany the tea party. Some sweets, cookies or a sweet potato cake can be a really good choice. Besides, the cake smells fantastic and your house will fill up with this tasty atmosphere. You’ll also have lots of fun baking it and your children will be eager to come help you instead of running around the site.

Start cooking by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Then mix butter with two types of sugar and add some eggs (you can actually let your children do it). Slowly add some baking flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and baking soda and beat the mixture very well. Bake the cake for 50 minutes. In case you would like some glaze to decorate the cake you’ll need to melt butter on the medium heat, mix in some powdered sugar, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract and milk until the texture becomes smooth.

As I mentioned above, you can serve this exquisite dessert with tea. It will also be fine to eat it with coffee or even juice. If you think the cake alone isn’t enough you can always serve it with sour cream. So, get creative and don’t let your workers starve!

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