How to Live in Your Home When It's Also a Construction Zone

by John Atchue 04/25/2022

When it's time to begin a major home improvement project — such as a complete kitchen renovation or an upstairs addition — you may end up living in a construction zone for the next several weeks or months.

Fortunately, there are solutions out there that can help. These tips will help you live in your space even if your house is currently a construction zone.

Prepare for the Project by Getting Rid of the Clutter

When construction begins, your space is going to feel much smaller for a while. The best thing you can do to prepare for the oncoming mess is to purge unwanted and unnecessary items from your home.

Having an organized space will help ease both the physical and mental burden of the construction stage.

Clean Regularly

Taking a few moments each evening to surface clean the areas of your home that aren't under construction will help you feel more at ease. This also ensures that you have safe and comfortable spaces to retreat to when construction prevents you from using certain parts of your home.

It's not easy to live inside a construction zone, but the good news is most homeowners report that it is well worth the effort. When the going gets tough, think about the result.

Remind yourself that you will soon be cooking your favorite meal in your brand-new kitchen or resting your head in a lavish master bedroom with an en suite bathroom. The construction zone is only temporary, but your new and improved house will last a lifetime.

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John Atchue

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