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Ways to Renovate Your Home While Living in It

Home Living

Are you planning to renovate your home in the next few months but don’t have the resources or inclination to move out for the duration of the work?

If yes, then you have come to the right place. 

While it is more difficult to renovate your home if you are living there at the same time, it can be done. 

From where to store your belongings to how to cope with all the dust and debris, keep reading to discover some tips for renovating your home while still living in it. 

  • Relax your cleaning regime

Although you may be tempted to go into a cleaning overdrive and follow your builders round with a duster and vacuum cleaner, there really is no point. 

Whatever renovation work you are having done, there is guaranteed to be a lot of mess, especially the dreaded dust. Unfortunately, you are going to have to learn to live with this in the short term as there is nothing that you can do to prevent it. 

  • Rent a storage unit 

Unless you want your furniture and other belongings to become filthy at best and damaged at worst, you need to store them away from any renovation work.

If you have plenty of garage space, then you may be able to store them in there, but if not, your next best solution is to visit your storage area facility that is nearest your home and rent out a self-storage unit. 

  • Focus on safety

If you have small children, then you need to make sure that they are never alone on site as they could all too easily hurt themselves. 

You should also invest in protective clothing for the entire family, including protective goggles, hard hats, and high vis if any work is being carried out outside the property. 

  • Invest in a camping stove 

For those that are having work done in the kitchen, you will need to become a dab hand at cooking family meals with very little equipment. 

To save your sanity and keep your family fed, invest in a camping stove that can be set up in any room and easily moved from one space to another. 

Alternatively, a microwave oven can be used if you don’t mind living off ready meals for a few weeks. 

  • Don’t have guests

It is hard enough to carry on your daily life when you have the builders in without putting additional pressure on yourself in the form of guests. 

Therefore, until the renovation work is completely finished, no more play dates, dinner parties, or even cups of coffee with your neighbors. If someone is not a part of your family, don’t let them cross the threshold. 

Although this may seem a little extreme, hosting whilst undertaking renovations is a recipe for disaster and will only cause you more stress. 

Instead, wait until everything is finished and then throw a big party for all your family and friends to show off your newly renovated home.