Deciding whether to live at home or move during a renovation is a difficult decision. The interruption of moving to a new environment, along with the additional expense, is enough for many homeowners to face challenges. Others, however, are eager to get as far away from dust, perforations and distractions as possible. Bettencourt has gone through two renovations of its own and says that being there to address problems as they arise can save time and money.
It's good to communicate with the contractor on a regular basis. Homeowners get into more trouble when they're not there. That's when the time frame and the budget can disappear. If you live somewhere else during a renovation, builders can work in all areas of the property.
However, if you live on-site, they'll work around areas that are used as temporary living spaces, meaning that the time frame from start to finish may be slightly longer. However, if you stay there, you'll save money by renting somewhere else or paying two mortgages. The first thing to know when renovating a kitchen is that your contractor will install a barrier between your kitchen and the rest of the house to keep your family members safe and prevent construction dust from finding an area. Renovations are also made much easier if homeowners and contractors have separate entrances to their home, otherwise they can get in the way and accidentally spread dust to different areas of the house.
The decision to stay in a home during the kitchen renovation project usually comes down to the cost of finding alternative housing. The size and scale of your kitchen renovation will have a big impact on whether you should hold out or look for alternative housing.