When it comes to renovating your home, it will require some planning and coordination while you will still be living there. In an ideal world, you would move out till the work is complete, but it is not always possible due to the expense and inconvenience of this. However, although challenging, it is still manageable if you plan accordingly, so below is some advice to help you prepare for your home renovations while you and your family are still living there.
Make A Plan With Your Builders
It is worth going through the work plan with your builders and looking at the timeline of work they will be doing. Having this set out will make it much easier for you to plan things around them. The three essential rooms in your home are the bedrooms, bathroom, and kitchen, so you will need to know when you will not have access to these rooms. You may need to share a room while the others are being worked on, and if you have more than one bathroom, you can easily work around things. However, not having access to your kitchen will mean that you need to arrange what you will do for food, so you may end up eating plenty of takeaways and barbecues during that time.
Keep A Tidy Building Site
As much as you can, you will want to keep things in your home tidy, even when the builders are working on it. If there is room in your garage, you may wish to designate this area for the builders to keep their plastering equipment, ladders, and other tools. That way, when they finish in the afternoon, they can tidy things away and give you some semblance of normality in your home. Even if you will have new floors or carpets installed, it is worthwhile having dust sheets in your home to keep on top of the dirt. You will also want to try and clean it as much as you can to keep the dust down in the rooms you are living in while the building work continues.
Try And Get Put The House As Much As You Can
You will want to try and stay out of the way of the builders as much as you can so they can concentrate and get the work done quickly. You will want to keep yourself occupied rather than sitting around all day complaining about how messy your house is at the minute. Take the kids out for the day, stay overnight with friends or family, or even go out and treat the family to a nice meal. Any way you can help reduce your stress and worry will make the entire experience much easier for you and your family to handle. Renovating your home while still living there may be a challenge, and you may struggle, but it is not for that long, and it will be worth the inconvenience once your dream home is finished.