When the time comes to renovate your home or part of your home, something you have to be prepared for is that living in your home during that renovation period is not going to be the same as living in your home otherwise.
This is because there are major safety concerns when renovating your home, particularly when it comes to young children. As a mother, the safety of your children must be of paramount concern to you.
Here are the top five tips for living in your home during a major renovation:
- Make Sure You Can Afford The Renovations
First things first, never begin renovating your home without absolutely making sure that you can afford it. If you can’t pay for the project out of pocket, Get Hearth offers several great financing options.
- Set Rules For Your Children
Throughout the renovation period you are going to need to be on high alert to make sure your children stay away from major safety hazards. Set rules and be ready to enforce those rules. You should also firmly establish to the remodeling team that the safety of your kids is a top priority for you.
- Have A Suitable Living Space
You can only continue to live in your house during the renovation period if you actually have a place to live. This means having space to sleep, cook food, do work, and so on. If too much of your home is being renovated, such as the bedrooms and the kitchen, then you may need to temporarily move out.
- Keep Your Space Protected
Not only do you need to set up a space in your home to live in while it’s being renovated, you also need to keep this space protected, especially from dust and other safety hazards. The general recommendation is to set up a plastic sheeting around your living space, and to also seal the vents and air ducts. Vacuum often as well.
- Be Prepared To Temporarily Move Out
If too much of your home is being renovated, you may have to be prepared to just temporarily move out. You can’t underestimate how much the renovation is going to disrupt your family’s normal lives and routines, so moving to a place that is not under construction or being renovated may be the wise move to make.
You can also take this opportunity to go on a fun family vacation. If that’s out of the question, then just staying at hotel or the home of someone you know may be your only two options.
Living In Your Home During A Renovation
Many people choose not to live in their homes during a renovation, and will instead just stay at a hotel room or a friend or relative’s house. Ultimately though, you can still continue to live in your house during the renovation period so long as you are patient and ensure that everybody is kept safe.