Live with Ongoing Remodeling

5 Tips For Living With An Ongoing Remodeling Project

Did you know 90 percent of all American homeowners plan to remodel their home at some point? At Kastler Construction, our remodeling teams work efficiently to ensure that you can enjoy your new living space as soon as possible.

However, home remodeling projects will inevitably disrupt your daily life. Living in a hotel room until the project finishes is not always feasible. Here are some tips to help you live in your home with ongoing remodeling.

1. Establish Some Ground Rules

It’s important to make sure you’re on the same page as your contractors at the beginning of your remodeling project. That way, you’re not dealing with frustrating miscommunications in the middle of the remodel.

One of the most important things to establish right away is acceptable working hours. For example, if you would like some peace from the modeling chaos on a certain day or during certain hours, let the supervisor of the project know. Once the remodel is underway, you will not be able to guarantee protected dates and times as easily.

2. Section Off Livable Areas

Remodeling can be a messy business, stirring up sawdust, drywall, and insulation particles. This dust can settle in inconvenient places in your home, such as your air ducts.

We recommend you cover your air duct vents with plastic and (if possible) turn off any circulation systems in your home, such as heating and air conditioning units. We also suggest sectioning off livable areas in your home with plastic sheets and painter’s tape. That way, the construction zone is clearly established.

3. Protect Your Possessions

During the remodeling process, you’ll want to take some of your more valuable or fragile items out of the line of fire. For example, pictures hanging on your walls should be stored in a safe location. Other household items such as furniture and electronic devices should be covered with plastic or moved elsewhere.

4. Create a Multi-Purpose Room

Having a multi-purpose space set aside in your home is a must-have for all those who wish to stay in their homes during the remodeling process.

For example, if you’re having your kitchen remodeled, we recommend setting up a makeshift kitchen in another area of the house, such as a second bedroom. Supplies you should have in your temporary kitchen include:

  • A mini-fridge
  • Microwave
  • Can-opener
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Disposable plates, cups, and utensils
  • Coffee maker

5. Get Out of the House

Trying to live 24/7 with an ongoing remodeling project can tax your mental strength. Try to make the best of your situation by taking the opportunity to get out of the house more often. Try out a new restaurant, take a trip, spend an evening with friends. Having a remodeling project in your home can be the perfect excuse to try something new.

Learn More About Remodeling Your Home

Our Oakland County, remodeling contractors are always conscious of our clients’ needs. We do our best to make the remodeling process as smooth as possible. If you’re interested in learning more about remodeling your home, call Kastler Construction today at (248) 655-5580, or contact us online.

This blog post has been updated.