How to Live in a House Undergoing Renovations

//How to Live in a House Undergoing Renovations

How to Live in a House Undergoing Renovations

If you’re planning to renovate your house and live on site while the work is being conducted, there’re some things you need to consider ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Staying on site, while they work has various advantages such on save money and provides extra security as far as not leaving the property vacant at night goes. However, living on-site while a renovation project is being done is not easy. But, by being aware of what’s going on, you will enjoy the comforts of your home, regardless.
 

Temporary Kitchen

a makeshift kitchen

If you’re doing a kitchen renovation project, consider creating a temporary kitchen in another location in your home. This can save you hundreds of dollars on takeout expenses, and it’s quite simple to do. First, you need to find an ideal spot such as your garage, den or living room. After that, one thing you could do is to set up a table with small appliances such as your toaster oven, toaster, coffee maker and microwave. When it comes to dishes and cups, unless you can use the bathroom sink, get plastic plates and forks.
 

Create a Safety Zone

a small girl opening the cabinet door

During a renovation project, you need to ensure that family members and pets avoid the renovation area. As such, the renovation area should be blocked off. A professional contractor will more than likely install temporary plywood barriers with doors. In most cases, one door will be reserved for the workers and another will be reserved for the homeowner.
 

Protect Your Space From Dust

a young asian couple sitting on the floor of their unfinished house

In some instances the renovation contractors may use adhesives and other odorous chemicals. And, no matter how professional the contractors you’re working with may be, you’ll still be affected by dust at some point during the renovation process. Ideally, you’ll want to install a plastic barrier around your living space for the sole purposes of protecting your space from dust particles.
 

Get A Self Storage Cleveland Unit

a couple carrying boxes out of their home during a home renovation

In some instances you may not be able to create a barrier or plastic cover over your living space. If you want a more cost effective solution, consider the possibility of getting a Self Storage Cleveland unit. Most self storage units provide various promos to get new customers. Storage facilities also provide boxes, locks, pickup trucks, vans and handcarts to assist you when it comes to moving your personal belongings. By doing this you will have more space for your temporary living area and it will eliminate the possibility that your expensive belongings may get damaged during the renovation project.
 

Get A Pair Of High Quality Headphone

a black couple sitting on the floor of their living room that's being renovated

As the contractors work hour after hour to complete the project, you more than likely won’t be able to watch your favorite TV shows in peace. However, by investing in a good quality pair of headphones, it will feel like they were never there. Ideally, you’ll want to look for a headset that has 5.1 surround sound, active noise cancellation and Bluetooth. By getting a Bluetooth based headset, you’ll be able to connect to any device you have and, the surround sound feature will make your videos sound like a movie theater. For more lifestyle tips, check out the Self Storage Cleveland blog page.
2020-07-24T14:22:39+00:00