Undergoing a home renovation can be a very exciting and exhausting process at the same time. While there are many benefits like increased value of the home, achieving a better living space, and finding comfort in the home, one of the many inconveniences of a home renovation is that the home will be noisy and inhabitable in most cases. However, homeowners do have some leeway to actually remain in the home while it’s being renovated. Here are some tips:
Sectional Remodels – if you plan to renovate a great deal of the home, then note than in order to stay in the same space, you’ll need to be strategic. Consider conducting portions of the work at a time, such as the kitchen remodel first, then the bathroom and other areas later – until it’s all completed. While this strategy may take longer, it allows you to go about your daily affairs – without interruption.
Pets and Children – may face a range of hazards during a remodeling project. In such cases it may be wise to simply book somewhere to stay temporarily, or establish living arrangements with friends or family close by.
Communicate With Contractors – communication is key when it comes to this goal. Get in touch with the contractor for an initial consultation, and create a plan together – that will accommodate both your needs. Some of the top discussions to have with the contractor include:
How long the project will take. It’s important for the contractor to outline a realistic plan so that homeowners can weigh if living in the home is practical. Different milestones of the project should be outlined so that homeowners can plan accordingly.
Off Limits – perhaps there are areas in the home that are banned from the construction team. Outline these areas in a contract to protect your privacy and valuables.
Some of the top cons of a home renovation:
Expect that the home will accumulate a large portion of dust and particles on a daily basis. Give excessive cleaning a break and only tackle areas that you use most often. Otherwise, the homeowner will wear themselves thin trying to make the home as spotless as possible. Some of the solutions for getting rid of particles in non-remodeling areas, include the practice of insulation, as well as keeping doors and windows shut.
A dysfunctional kitchen or bathroom – expect that the way you want things to be setup won’t be a reality until the scheduled timeline has passed by the contractor. Many homeowners will have to use a makeshift kitchen until the renovation design has been completed. If you’re able to live in these conditions, you’ll most likely save on the cost of alternative lodging arrangements. As a special note to homeowners, if you’re undergoing a renovation through a homeowners’ insurance provider, the policy may offer to cover the cost of accommodations until the project has finished.
Determining whether you remain in the home is all based on what the homeowner is willing to put up with, as well as the current budget for making alternative arrangements.