Home remodeling can be an exciting time. However, depending on the size of the remodel, you may be wondering what to do with yourself. If it’s a whole home remodel, chances are you’ll likely have to stay somewhere else until the dust clears. But what if it’s only a room or two in the house? What if it’s a room you use every day, such as the kitchen? To help, Quality DesignWorks provides these tips to get through your next home remodel.
Set Up A Calendar
Ask to sit down with your home remodeling contractor to fill out a loose daily schedule, so you know what to anticipate every day during your remodeling project. This meeting will help you determine up to what point you’ll still be able to use the room and when you’ll likely have access to it again. It will also help keep the start date and end goal date clearly in mind. But, be aware that things can change from one day to the next if unexpected complications arise.
Store Away Unused Items
It can be tempting to shove everything from the room being remodeled into another room, but this will only make it feel like the mess is growing. So instead of piling it up in a corner, pack away and store things you won’t need for the remodel’s duration. For example, if it’s a bathroom remodel, store extra towels, robes, carpets, and knickknacks that won’t have a secondary home for a while.
Have Tarps Ready
Having tarps and dropcloths set up for days when there will be work can help cut down on dust and debris getting into other areas of your home. A home addition can be incredibly dusty. A reputable remodeling company will clean up the work area every day before leaving, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t see the dust on the other end of the house deposited through the HVAC system. Ask the remodelers how to set up any tarps or dropcloths best, so they’re not in the way but are still doing their job.
Make Sure Everything Is Ready
One of the biggest causes for delays in a remodel is waiting on pieces to arrive. This is especially true for a full kitchen remodel, where several appliances and plumbing fixtures are replaced or added. To ensure your project doesn’t have any setbacks, order pieces early and keep them stored in a safe place until they’re ready to be installed.
Enjoy The Experience
With all of the dust, noise, and potential inconveniences to your daily routine, it can be difficult to remember to enjoy the experience. However, don’t be afraid to peek in sometimes or ask questions about the remodel. You can also take pictures to help you contextualize your remodel and show off to friends and family later. The remodel is happening in your home, so don’t hesitate to be a part of it!