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.