Luxury Experiences That Will Keep You Sane Amidst Home Renovations

A rooftop view of Chattanooga Tennessee.

We love a beautiful custom home, with all the right details in place. Taking your well-loved or, let’s be honest, hated home, and turning it into a gallery-worthy estate, is one of life’s joys. Give me the new cabinets, warm woods and crisp tile and that fresh new paint smell….. But we also need to mention: One of the costs to build a custom home that often is forgotten are the lives of the people who live in the houses in Chattanooga.  

Home remodeling contractors are in your space, and unless you want to hide in a basement, guesthouse or other location, you definitely feel the pressure that comes with your routine being thrown off, and the noises that come with it. (Nail guns are my least favorite). 

Of course contractors for home renovations don’t mind you being in your home, but why not turn it into an opportunity to rest, explore and make home renovations…dare I say…pleasant? When other Chattanooga homebuilders say to stay, 40×40 Construction says take that vacay or stay-cay!

We have compiled a list of our favorite luxury activities locally in Chattanooga and beyond to keep you and your family (fur-babies too!) sane during your homebuilding journey.


Here at home in Chattanooga, Tennessee we have, arguably, one of the most beautiful places to explore in our country. So you don’t have to travel far to find respite during your home remodel. We will list out some of our favorite lodging, food and drink, as well as other activities for a luxury experience that rivals a backpacking adventure through Europe.


Listen, some things shouldn’t work together but they do. For example, hot chilies and chocolate… and Treetop Hideaways has managed to be the chili to the chocolate. Treetop Hideaways is a boutique and luxurious treehouse hotel nested in a forest on the side of Lookout Mountain.

Next up is Gardens in The Gorge, Tennessee River Gorge. This is an award-winning property for a reason. This cottage in Tennessee makes you feel like you’re in a fairytale, with amazing views just a quick hop from town. The only thing you will need to bring is your prince charming because woodland creatures are probably included at this quaint spot.

Not to be forgotten, and rich in history, is the Bluffview Inn in Bluff View Arts District. Travel back in time, but with all the modern conveniences of downtown fun at this bed and breakfast built in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. 

For the Pets

Home Renovations are not just stressful on people, but also pets! To make sure your animals are able to decompress from all the mess, we recommend Pet Paradise in Chattanooga. They have everything your pet needs to rest and take their mind off all the racket at home. There is a bone-shaped swimming pool, shaded areas to relax, and toys and jungle gyms to meet all of your furry friends’ needs. We especially like the webcam view so you can check-in on your pet!

Other properties you should definitely try include:

The Edwin

The Mayor’s Mansion Inn

The Read House Hotel

Food and Drink

We have some amazing food in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and these local spots will have you feeling like you’re miles away from your home renovation.

For a quick bite, that is as nourishing as it is tasty we recommend Southern Squeeze. The food is organic, and heavy on plant-based goodness!

We would be remiss to not mention Two Ten Jack. Located in the basement of Warehouse Row you will find impeccable vibes with ramen that is other-worldly. 

If you’re looking for something as delicious as it is unique, we recommend Frazier Five and Dime. The food is lively and the restaurant is stunning, but be sure to make a reservation as this is a definite hotspot in town.

Want to feel like you’re hundreds of miles away? Check out Calliope, a “Modern Levantine Restaurant and Bar”. This place is an award winner (Featured in Food & Wine) with options for what they call “The Sofra Dinner”, which is their personal version of a chef’s menu made just for you!

40×40 Construction is aware that home renovations can be taxing, but Chattanooga, Tennessee has many amazing options to help you escape the less pleasant parts of the process! We hope you will enjoy some of our recommendations and that you will enjoy a stay-cation at home in Chattanooga.

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