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Living Through A Home Remodelling Project
Anyone who is thinking about living in the home where there is going to be major remodeling done would be told by others who have lived through it themselves that they should not remain in the home. They will say the dust, mess makes living in the home unbearable, and it is not worth it to stay in the home during the remodeling project. Yet there are people who can tolerate the dust and mess just fine. It is a personal preference everyone needs to consider for their individual circumstances.
There are other interruptions to consider if you decide to stay in the home during the remodeling project. The issues include the fact that things will be broken while other parts of the home are being remodeled. The walls will shake causing the wall coverings to fall off and break. To combat this problem, remove the majority of the items hanging on the walls. Place all the breakable items in a safe place wrapped securely in material for added protection.
Do not expect to have quiet time during the remodeling work time of the workers. There will be the sounds of hammers, drills, and dropping materials to break the normally silence in the home. This can be a negative issue if there are younger children that require naps during the day.
Expect to find dust everywhere. It will be in places you never imagined could exist. This causes frustration for many people who either do not like dust or have allergies. It is a good idea to use protective coverings throughout the rest of the home even though there will still be dust this will reduce the majority of the accumulation. Another idea is to hang plastic sheeting as barrier between the area of remodeling and the rest of the home. The plastic will help reduce the dust entering into the rest of the home. It might be ugly in appearance but it is effective.
If you are having plumbing as part of the remodeling project, be prepared for not having running water. This means you will have to use a friends or neighbors home to use the bathroom and shower. Just when you think you have everything figured out or planned, something will happen. Discuss with the contractor the times he will be shutting off the water supply so you can make arrangements for those times. It is also a good idea to have water reserved in containers for drinking, cooking, and other basic needs.
If you are having roof work as part of the project you will need to communicate with the contractor about the time he will be doing the roof project. The roofing project will take time to complete, which means you will have your home open to the elements such as wind and rain. You will need to make arrangements to have all of the home furnishings protected during this time.
Your privacy will be majorly interrupted so do not expect to sleep in as you have in the past especially if the contractor works on the weekends. You will live through it so be patient. It will be worth the hassles involved to have the home improvements made.
Be prepared for possible delays on the quoted time to complete the project. Naturally, things will happen to cause delays so it is always good not to expect the time quoted to happen. To be on the safe side, add a few days for smaller projects and at least a week for the larger projects. By doing this, you are not expecting too much and will not be disappointed when it takes longer for the home improvements.
Home improvements can be very frustrating yet to be prepared for the different aspects will help you deal with almost any situation that happens. Keep telling yourself it is all worth the inconvenience to have the finished project completed.