Home renovations can be exciting and overwhelming; therefore, it is important to take on a few tips and tricks when doing any major renovations. Not everyone can simply move out of their home since hotels can be expensive. However, you can set up schedules and go out during the times that construction will be happening. Additionally, you zone off the construction area to protect your kids and pets and pack all the furniture to protect it from any damage.
Move Out or Take a Break
If most of your home will be under renovations, a good option is to find a temporary home. While this may be additional spending in your budget, it is an option that will make you much less stressed. Additionally, you could schedule a vacation to get away from all the dust and noise in your home. If you can’t rent a temporary place or take a vacation, see if you can stay with any family or friends, a much more budget-friendly option.
Set Up a Schedule
When you hire a contractor, he or she should have a set schedule. You both must work together to get this schedule working for both of you. This way, you know when to expect people in your home, along with the noise of the renovations. Once you know the schedule, you can set up things to do while the renovations are happening in your home. This will help keep kids occupied and you with less stress by enjoying a day with family.
Separate the Work Area
It is important to section off the area where the renovations will be happening. This allows you, your kids, and your pets to be safe from the dust and dangers of the site of the renovation. You can easily seal off the area with plastic sheets that will also help the rest of your house stay clean and mostly free from the stubborn dust that renovations bring. Additionally, this provides a barrier to the construction, which might help you feel less stressed by not seeing the mess.
Pack the Room Under Construction
Before renovations begin, it is important to pack up the entire room. This will help furniture from getting dirty or damaged and you can easily get things back together once everything is cleaned up. Additionally, you are sure your belongings are safe from any damage and you’re ready to get renovations started.
Set Up a Temporary Kitchen
If you are renovating your kitchen, it is a good idea to set up a mock kitchen away from where the renovations are going on. During the renovation, eating out can be very expensive, so it is important to set up a mock kitchen, so you do not spend even more money than you already planned. You can purchase a small burnet set and move some of your smaller kitchen appliances to the mock kitchen area.
While major renovations can be exciting and overwhelming these tips can help you make everything a little less stressful. If you are looking into renovating your home in the Toronto area, contact Astaneh Construction. Our experts can help you when it comes to the kitchen, bathroom, and entire home renovations. We also offer renovation cleaning services to leave your home pristine after a major renovation.