neighboring spying with binoculars, causes of stress during renovation
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Cranky Neighbors

"People have a proprietary feeling about their street, so it's worth giving everyone on your block a heads-up about your project—especially if you're installing a dumpster or if the crew is going to take up valuable parking spaces," says Robert Degni, a New York-based contractor. Also, construction is noisy. The last thing you need is your neighbor, who was asleep after working the graveyard shift, calling the police.
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