Living in a House While Renovating

Living in a House While Renovating

Having recently undergone a remodeling and renovation ourselves, we speak from experience when we say it isn’t easy. While the end result in an attractive, modern look and streamlined interior, being present throughout the process could be stressful at times. Live and learn, as they say!

We have a few tips for living in a house while renovating drawn from our personal experience here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet.

  • Know the Schedule It’s incredibly important to know the construction schedule if you plan on living in your house throughout the renovation. Make sure to deactivate your security system during those hours. Knowing the schedule ahead of time will also offer more privacy.
  • Contain Kids and Pets Kids and pets tend to wander, and that generally doesn’t end well in construction areas. Do your best to keep your wandering loved ones contained. In addition to a potential accident, other problems could include construction delays and extra stress that you simply don’t need.
  • Wear Shoes A construction site is a hot bed of fallen nails, scattered screws, and wily wood chippings. Wearing shoes is pertinent to protecting your feet, even if you are not walking through the construction area constantly. It only takes one pierced foot and a trip to the emergency room to make you wonder if the renovation will be worth it.

12 Holiday Family Events in Charlotte

Mom, Dad, and daughter icing cookiesThe holidays are a time for family bonding and creating memories. One of the best ways to have a holiday you’ll always cherish is to attend some holiday-themed family events. This is the perfect time of year to get active and spend time with your loved ones. Here are a few fun holiday family events in Charlotte suggested by us here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet!

  1. ChristmasVille – The annual ChristmasVille event takes over Rock Hill from December 1st through December 4th. There are over 70 events and festivities for the whole family to enjoy.
  2. Holidays at the Garden – Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens is holding its annual holiday display. The display is open to the public through January 1st and boasts more than 500,000 lights and plenty of displays.
  3. Holiday on Ice – Located on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Brevard Street, the Holiday on Ice event brings an outdoor ice skating rink for all to enjoy.
  4. Gingerbread Lane – Local professionals and amateurs take part in the annual gingerbread house competition. See the creations in person at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge!
  5. Singing Christmas Tree – Voices from the Carolina Voices, Grey Seal Puppets, and Carolina Kids’ Voices Choir come together to create a memorable kid-friendly event families will enjoy.
  6. Christmas at the Library – Families can stop by to take a carriage ride and see a live nativity scene at the Billy Graham Library.
  7. Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra – An animatronic performance sings holiday favorites like “The Most Wonderful Time of Year” that kids won’t soon forget!
  8. Speedway Christmas – Get behind the wheel and head through a three-and-a-half mile light display at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  9. Train to Christmas Town – Climb aboard the holiday train with plenty of child-friendly activities, like photos with Santa Claus.
  10. Christmas Town USA – See a one-of-a-kind display that features more than 375 Christmas trees and more in McAdenville.
  11. Charlotte Christmas Village – Get the full Christmas experience with a visit to a German style pop-up Christmas village.
  12. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical” – This theatrical production puts on a holiday classic that will leave families with the perfect mood for the holiday season.