Home renovation is an activity that often intrudes our private lives, as we reluctantly engage into a home renovation project. The problem can be a bit more complicated when we consider that such a project could produce an amount of stress. Dealing with various construction problems and details can be quite overwhelming. During this time strangers walk through all parts of their house bringing equipments and materials, making so much commotion. The simple problem of dust on your freshly laundered clothing may already be quite annoying. It is important to make sure that you have a stress-free renovation project, by taking a few steps. As an example, you should make sure to ask for daily action plan that includes the work schedule on a daily basis.
This should allow you to make your own schedule and you don’t have to do something that requires privacy during the work hours. The daily schedule should also prevent the contractor from falling behind and the project can be finished in a timely manner. In order to make the situation a bit more manageable, you should ask each worker for his name and background. A simple introduction conversation can make a huge change. This will make them less of a stranger and much of your worries will be taken away. Noise can also be something that intrudes you during the work progress. The action plan should also include the time when the work is the noisiest. As an example, workers may need to use heavier equipment to move or work on an object.
The project will be completed much sooner when you give the contractor what they need. Workers may need toilet, electricity, water, storage space and other facilities to ensure that they can work quickly. If you designate areas for these needs, the disturbance on your private life can be minimized. Contractors need to use machinery, ladders, materials and others on site. You need to remove things that can be damaged during the construction process, such as personal belongings, artwork, painting and others. You also need to make a list of things inside your house and label them. During the construction process, some of your items could go missing, due to misplacement. Theft is a distinct risk in this situation, so you need to put valuable items in secure areas before workers arrive to your home.
Dust can be a huge problem during the construction process and dust will be carried around, even in places where the renovation project doesn’t take place. You should expect accumulated dust during this situation. Delicate and valuable items will need to be covered. You may put a curtain in the hallway to prevent dust from reaching areas outside the renovation project. Grinding, wood cutting, digging and other activities may cause dust to reach many areas. You can do many things to preserve your privacy and you need to know about things that can disrupt your privacy level constantly. During the building work, you should ensure to keep your home a home.