Do you have an upcoming home remodeling project? Are you in the process of deciding whether to stay in your home during remodeling work? Here are some things to consider that might help you with that decision.
Every remodeling project is different and therefore has different levels of inconvenience. First and foremost, you should consider your tolerance level. If you live in the home alone, it may be higher than if you have children and/or pets living there. There are many other factors to consider.
Factors to Consider
1. Areas Impacted
Think about the areas of the home that you will not have access to and whether you can function without the use of that space. If you are renovating a kitchen, do you have other means of preparing meals (i.e. a grill). For bathroom repairs, do you have a second bath that can be used?
2. Time Spent in the Home
If you are home during the day because you work from home, consider whether noise levels will be a problem. Utilities may also be turned off for certain lengths of time in order for work to be performed – will this impact your ability to work? If you are a stay at home parent, what activities within the home will be limited during the day time and evening hours? These are all important questions to ask.
3. Length of Project
The length of the project should naturally affect your decision on whether to stay in your home during remodeling. If you are willing to live with the inconvenience of work being performed, you must naturally ask yourself for how long you can live with it.
4. Hindering the Project
Will your presence help or hinder the progress in any way? If you not being in the home significantly reduces the time it takes for the project to be completed, then it may be well worth it to move out temporarily.
5. Safety Concerns
With remodeling comes dust, materials, and trash. Think about where these may be located and what impact it will have, particularly if you have children living in the home. Find out if it is possible to section off an area to contain all of this without slowing down the work.
Deciding Whether to Stay in Your Home During Remodeling
Ultimately, it is your decision whether to stay in your home during remodeling. Just be sure to make an informed decision based on the size of the project, length of time, safety concerns, and effect on your quality of life. Discuss all of this with your contractor. Approach it with a positive outlook but keep in mind the worst-case scenario. Contact Brentwood Construction, Florida remodeling contractors, to discuss your upcoming projects and how it may impact your living situation.