Prepare for a home renovation – Top tips

28 Oct, 2022

Prepare for a home renovation – Top tips

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When you are homeowner who bought property for the potential of your home, you will undoubtedly consider a home refurbishment. But it is a truth known to experienced to renovators that the best way to proceed is to prepare for a home renovation well in advance. Here are some top tips.

Here’s how to prepare for a home renovation – Top Tips

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Depending on the extent of your house renovation you can do a great deal to prepare ahead of time

If you’re planning to renovate your home, then you need to make sure it’s in a state of readiness before the works begin. While it might not seem like a big deal, you’re going to need to get started on this sooner rather than later. It is hard to guess how long it will take to complete. If you don’t know where to start, then it’s a good thing that you have come across this article. Down below, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you should be doing to get your home ready for renovation. Keep reading if you would like to find out more.

 

Get important stuff out of the home

Ideally, you should be getting all of the important stuff out of your home so that it doesn’t get damaged or covered in anything when you’re renovating. We know that some people don’t have anywhere to put these items and as such it isn’t possible, but you can look into storage options even if they are only short term. It’s worth the money that you pay if the storage location is close so that you don’t risk damaging any of your items.

Go around and think carefully about what can be easily covered with plastic, and what needs to be removed entirely. It’s not always going to be easy to do, but you can ask your friends or family members if they are willing to help you move some of the items, and then move them back when the renovation is completed.

 

Explain it to your kids if you have them

If you’ve got kids, then one of the steps that you’re going to need to take is explaining to them what’s going on. It’s not an easy process to go through as an adult, but it’s going to be especially tough on a kid. They need to know to expect a lot of loud noises, and a lot of mess, and random people walking through the home at times as they are completing their jobs. Let them know that there is no need to be afraid, that nothing and nobody is going to hurt them, and explain that when it’s all over your home is going to look shiny and new. 

See how your kids go with the renovation when the work starts, and if they are struggling maybe see if someone can keep them overnight for a little while. They should be able to manage as most kids do, but sometimes it’s a little too overwhelming.

 

Come up with workarounds when areas are out of use

Take care when planning to prioritise key steps in the right order

At certain points throughout the process, there are probably going to be areas that are out of use such as your bathroom or your kitchen. You have got to come up with workarounds for this as you cannot go without for long. This means buying food that you don’t need an oven to cook helps at this critical stage. Consider food that you can easily assemble with the tools accessible to you – likely the microwave and the kettle.

The toilet issue is a little more complex to solve, but usually it’s not out of bounds for too long so you can just hold it. If not, then you can ask your neighbor if they mind you using their bathroom if you’re desperate.

 

Have a plan and timeline in place

Before the work begins, there has got to be a firm timeline and a firm plan in place. This way you know what’s happening at every stage. Without this the process it is going to seem like the project goes on forever. It is best to see the end of the project in a plan.  You will feel that the end is achievable. This can be really tough for some people. But having a plan in front of them can be really helpful. Go through the plan with all of the contractors to make sure it’s achievable. Then the work can begin with all the stages scheduled, and support services prepared.

 

Final note on how to prepare for a home renovation

We hope that you have found this article helpful. You can now see some of the things that you can prepare to get your home ready for a renovation. Nobody said that it was going to be an easy thing to do. However, it’s important that everything is prepared ahead of time for the work to start well. The quicker you can get this done, the better you’re going to feel. We wish you the very best of luck, and hope that you manage to get this sorted as soon as possible so that work can begin!

 

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