If you are planning a home remodel, one of the first things that you need to decide is whether you are going to live in the home during the renovation or if you are going to stay with friends or family members or at a hotel. If you are planning a minor renovation that can be completed in a day, you can stay home. If your renovation is going to take two or more days, you should think about moving out until the work is completed. There are a few reasons why moving out is your best option.
Plumbing and Electricity
If your renovation involves cutting off the plumbing or electricity in your home, it can be impossible to stay in the home. Without electricity, your heating system and your air conditioner won't be able to function. Also, you will have no lights, and you won’t be able to use any of your appliances. You also won’t use of your appliances, and you won’t have any internet. If the plumbing is turned off in the home during the renovation, you won't be able to use your sinks, showers, and you won't be able to flush your toilet. If you are having plumbing work done in the home, the crew won't be able to turn the water back on before they leave for the night.
Open Walls or an Open Roof
If you are going to be adding or replacing windows or extending the size of a room, the wall may need to be knocked down. This can make it very hot in the home during the summer and very cold in the home during the winter. If it rains, your only protection would be a large tarp. The same is true if you are having work done on your roof. This can also pose security issues for your family at night. The best way to be sure that your family is safe and comfortable is to relocate during the renovation.
It Is Easier On Your Pets
A home renovation can be very upsetting for the pets that live in the home. Chances are, the crew is going to be in and out of the house. Each time the door opens, there is a risk that your pet can get out. Also, the noise of the crew's tools can be very upsetting to your pets. If you relocate your family and your pets during a renovation, the whole process will be much easier on them.
Safer For Your Children
A construction site is no place for children to be. This is especially true if the construction site is inside your home. At the end of the day, the crew will leave behind tools and other equipment. These are things that children will be curious about and if they play with this equipment, it can be dangerous. You also don’t want to worry about dangerous fumes or accidents that may happen because
You Can Stick To Your Normal Routine
Renovations are always going to create some disruption, but there are options that will help you keep some level of normalcy. This is especially true if you are doing repairs after some kind of disaster. Your insurance company will help put you up in other accommodations. Even if you are paying for it yourself, it may be a good idea to find an apartment or suite that you can rent for a short period of time. Most larger cities have short-term housing that can be used for this purpose. This will allow you to have all the amenities of a home, without worrying about the mess of your renovation.
If you ask any contractor, they will tell you that they prefer that families move out of their home for multi-day renovations. There are plenty of options, from hotels to short-term apartments that you can use. Moving out temporarily will also be easier for you and your entire family.