Even with a dream home, there is room for improvement. Taking on a remodeling project will allow you to finally create the kind of eat-in kitchen or spa-type bathroom you always envisioned for your home. Will a remodeling project be disruptive? Most certainly it will, but that doesn’t mean you can’t survive the challenges for a few weeks. Here are some of the ways you can handle a heavy home remodeling project.
Move Necessities into One Room
Whenever a room is being remodeled, that room will be “off limits” for the duration of the project. If this is just a bedroom, then it won’t be much of a problem to move out with some of your necessities. However, with a kitchen or bathroom remodel, there could be more complications. Hopefully, there will be a second bathroom in the home that can be used even if that means sharing.
For the kitchen, you might have to set up a “satellite” cook station in the dining room or garage with a microwave, a toaster oven, and a coffee pot. A mini-fridge might also be a good investment for this project. You’ll also find that making meals in a slow cooker will probably be the easiest to manage. As for doing the dishes, they might have to washed in the bathtub. Stock up on paper plates and plastic utensils.
Identify Where to Keep Valuables
During a remodeling project, there will be a lot of moving things around. You’ll be inundated with workers coming in and out of your home. When it comes to your valuables, store well and smart because you don’t want to lose anything during the renovation process. You’ll want to be careful about putting sensitive items in the garage because that space might become a work area for the remodeling crews. That means the garage door won’t always be secure. One solution might be to rent out a storage unit during the process.
Keep Dust from the Rest of the Home
Things are going to get messy during your remodeling project, and that mess has a tendency to spread throughout the home. This is especially true with dust. Consider hanging up a wall of heavy plastic tarp to cut off the work area with the rest of the house. This is something that your contractor can probably do. It might not keep all the dust out, but it will go a long way toward minimizing the exposure.
Regardless of the upheaval of your home and your lifestyle, the remodeling project will be worth the trouble. You’ll finally get the home you’ve wanted, and it will likely go up in value. This is what every homeowner should strive for.
If you’re remodeling so that your home’s price will increase, then make sure you know the value of your home! Home evaluation calculators can give you a basic idea of how much it will probably cost!