Tips for living in your home during a renovation

  • June 27, 2017

Occupying your residence during a renovation doesn’t have to be a hassle. Read up on our tips to ensure a safe, easy renovation process with Simply Sold on site at your home. 

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There are many reasons to live in your home during a renovation process. At Simply Sold, we have many clients who prefer to stay at home throughout the duration of the project. Once you’ve made this decision, the following tips will not only help ensure your safety, but the overall satisfaction with your experience.

  • Determine Construction Schedule: You will work with your project manager to create a project schedule. You will know exactly when workers are in your house and your project manager can coordinate with you directly to ensure visits are scheduled and not a surprise. Besides ensuring privacy, this also ensures no one will trip your security system.
  • Seal Off Construction-Free Zones: Our project managers will contain and seal off the project area as best as possible. It’s recommended you block off areas of your home to contain the dust to designated areas.
  • Turn Off HVAC: This one is up to you! Dust does tend to fly if air is flowing throughout the home. You can also run an air handler to filter it out.
  • Remove Fragile Decor: Keep your belongings safe by removing them from the constructions zone.
  • Keeps Kids & Pets Away from Construction Zone: If you have children or dogs, it’s great to block off their entry to the project area. Sharp objects can be located in or around the construction area. By blocking these areas off you are keeping your loved ones out of harms way and avoiding any project setbacks.
  • Plan Your Project Timing: Planning a vacation this year? Work your vacation around your renovation schedule. This allows your project team to get in and out as fast as possible. If a vacation isn’t in the cards and you plan on living in your home during the renovation process, work with your project manager to lay out an effective timeline. This will allow your project team to work around your schedule to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible.
  • Always Wear Shoes: It’s highly recommended that you wear shoes throughout the duration of your project. You never know what’s on the ground of a construction site.


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