Few things can cause as much anxiety as remodeling a home - especially if you and your family have to live in the home while it is being worked on. While living in your home during a remodel isn't ideal, it's not impossible. Here are three tips to help your family survive living in a home that is being remodeled.
1. Always have at least one working bathroom.
One of the biggest headaches when it comes to remodeling a home is if all the bathrooms are being worked on at the same time. Unless you know for a fact that you can get the bathroom remodeling work done in the same day, only work on one bathroom at a time.
If your home only has one bathroom, then you will need to work quickly to ensure it is in working order when your loved ones get home for the day. After all, no one wants to have to use a portable toilet in their own driveway.
2. Come up with a plan for meals when the kitchen is out of order.
During many home remodels, the kitchen is one of the rooms that gets worked on. Usually, a kitchen remodel takes several days or even weeks. And, if you want it done correctly, there is really no way to rush getting the kitchen back up and running. As such, you will need to have a plan for your meals during the remodel.
Most people will set up a microwave and the refrigerator in another room while the kitchen is unusable. As long as you don't have to take up valuable space in the living room, your family should be able to survive with having the kitchen off-limits for a little while - that is, if they don't mind microwave meals or eating out regularly.
3. Have a schedule of times when remodeling work should not be done.
A difficult thing to figure out when doing a house remodel is figuring out when the work can be completed. Whether you are doing all of the work yourself or you hire a remodeling contractor, you need to have a schedule of times when the house should not be worked on at all. For instance, if someone in your home works graveyard shift two nights a week, you should make sure that the house isn't worked on those two days so they can sleep during the day.
Of course, it is easy to keep up with the schedule if you are the only one doing the remodeling work. However, if you have hired a contractor to do the work for you, make sure they are made aware of any scheduling issues for your family during the week.
To learn more about home remodeling, contact a company like Art Hoffstrom Builders.Share