Tips to Live Through Your Renovation

Renovating your home is a big deal.  Living in a home that’s undergoing renovations can be stressful and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! There are simple things you can do to make the process easier.

Make Some Simple Plans

If you haven’t already, now’s the time to sit down with your family and talk about what parts of the house will be off-limits, where people will sleep, and how you’ll handle things like meals and personal hygiene (hello, homemade outdoor shower).

Be Prepared For Delays

It’s rare for a renovation project to go perfectly according to plan; usually there are a few delays along the way. Make sure you’ve talked with your contractor about how those will be handled (and trust us, this is one area where it pays to have a good relationship with your contractor). You should also write down any questions or concerns that come up as work progresses.

Be Flexible

Even if you’ve made some solid plans for how you’ll live through your renovation. Making the most of any situation is always possible if you approach it with a sense of humor. Try to find ways to laugh at the inevitable setbacks—the more fun you have, the easier time you’ll have getting through it!