Can I vacation during my home renovation?
You’ve selected your products and approved your design; your home remodeling project is ready to be scheduled. Now, here’s a question. Should you stay home during the remodel? You certainly can stay home to monitor the work being done but you are better off going on with your life. Depending on the scope of work, your home remodeling project will take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. A lot of our clients actually opt to schedule their remodel while they are out of town.
Benefits of Remodeling on Vacation
Not living in a construction zone.
You won’t have to live through the dust, debris removal, and noise which is inevitable during any project. Bathroom remodels aren’t so bad to live through if you have more than one bath but kitchen remodels can get frustrating since it’s a space in constant use. When planning a kitchen remodel, it’s always best to go with a company that employs their own construction staff to ensure a speedy and thorough remodeling project.
The Scope of Work
If you are undertaking a large project that requires a lot of demolition or perhaps extensive plumbing and electrical work, it really might be a good idea to treat yourself to a vacation. Wouldn’t you rather be on the beach sipping something with an umbrella in it instead of trying to manage with partial water and electricity?
If you are remodeling more than one space, the work can go a little quicker because workers can jump right in on both spaces.
Trust Your Home Remodeling Expert
At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you trust the company that is doing your home remodel. Contractors need access to things like closets and basements. This can be unnerving to some clients. Many clients like to be present to handle any questions that they think might arise. More often than not, questions or incidences that might occur on a home remodeling project can really only be answered by the experts. It’s crucial to have a meeting before the actual remodeling begins so that you can get to know the management structure and know who you can call if you feel like you need to. Companies like DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen recognize that it might not be possible to stay at home for the length of days it takes to do some remodels so we employ a communication log. In the log, you can ask questions, make notes, and better communicate with the person who’s working on your home. Make sure your home remodeling expert has a way to get in touch with you and has employed a method of communication. Working with a designer makes the process much easier. You can simply email your designer with questions and enjoy your time away. If you can’t trust the company you are working with to be in your home without your presence, it’s definitely a good idea to look elsewhere.
The Unveiling Your Remodeled Space
Probably the largest benefit of having work done while you are out of town is the satisfying feeling of unlocking your doors and experiencing a whole different space. It sort of feels like one of those shows on HGTV. It’s a little magical. You got to spend some time away, enjoying yourself and when you return the work is done and your space is ready for you to enjoy it.
Not everyone can simultaneously plan a renovation and a vacation. That’s just fine! When you know who you’re doing business with and what to expect it’s not that bad. Contractors take great care to make sure that you have all the things necessary to make you as comfortable as possible.