Truth be told, a home renovation takes time. It might require you to make adjustments in your everyday routine in order to transform your house into your dream home. If you don’t want to pay the extra dollar for a temporary living space, you will have to find ways to acclimate to the renovation situation at your home.
With that being said, there is a common question that homeowners ask before beginning construction work on their home – to stay or not to stay? Staying at home often seems like the cheaper option. A benefit of staying put is the daily communication with the construction crew and oversight of the project. However, if you leave, you avoid a dusty, dirty, and noisy environment.
Moreover, there are many factors to consider before making this decision. Depending on whether you will be having your bathroom, kitchen, or entire home remodeled determines what solutions can be taken to avoid unnecessary stress. We are going to break it down for you so that hopefully we can make this decision a little simpler. Here are 4 Tips for Living in Your Home During Renovation:
If you are having your kitchen renovated, you might want to consider the fact that you won’t be able to cook how you normally do. In case you don’t want to go out to eat so often, you could always meal prep. In the event you are getting your bathroom fixed up, I would recommend using the toilet elsewhere. Although, the best case scenario is to have access to at least one other bathroom in the house, while it’s under construction.
Children and pets need to be taken care of. Your remodeler is not your babysitter. Since you’re on a contract, the crew can’t stop working because your kid can’t study, or your dog is barking uncontrollably from the noise. It’s your job to plan ahead during working times. Be sure your child or dog are not wandering around a hazardous situation in the construction zone.
Make sure to discuss with the construction crew ahead of time what time will they be working, and the access routes that are being used. After all, who wants to be disrupted by unanticipated guests?
You will want an idea of the type of mess you will be dealing with from the get-go. Keep in mind that any dust, debris, and fumes can enter your living space, even the areas that are not under construction. To control the spreading of the debris, be consistent about controlling the airflow in the home by keeping your ventilation system turned off. Also, be sure the remodeler puts plastic surface shields on the ground in areas of your home that are not being renovated so that your floors stay clean.
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