You're getting ready for that new kitchen countertop, new tiles or perhaps a full gut renovation. You are now wondering how to minimize inconveniences and maintain peace of mind during the entire process. Here are a few tips to help you transition gracefully through this period:
Take an audit of your belongings
Things in your apartment are about to be disorganized as you move items through the house to different spaces and rooms. It’s essential to note down and even take pictures of your belongings to have inventory and keep track of them.
Move food, supplies, and appliances
If you’re renovating the kitchen area, you must consider and plan how you will have meals and prepare them. Large appliances such as fridges and washing machines will be moved when the renovation area requires it. Make sure you have a plan of where to place them in this scenario and other appliances like toasters, blenders, etc.
Move your furniture
As walls are broken down, or beams are added, space is often required. You will have to move your furniture accordingly to give way for the construction movement. This also protects your furniture from any potential damage.
Inform your neighbors
Renovation is noisy and involves a lot of movement of materials and workers. It’s essential and courteous to inform your neighbors. It also allows them to prepare for the adjustment they may require due to the renovations.
Declutter your apartment
This is the time to remove and eliminate those items in your apartment that are just taking up space and have no purpose or value. Dispose of them and make room for new pieces you can replace after the renovation.
Plan your accommodation
Depending on what room in the apartment is being renovated, you must plan accordingly to your accommodations or how you will practically live in the home while the renovation is taking place.
People are going to be moving in and out constantly in your space. It’s essential to mentally prepare for people in your space and for your routine to be jumbled up for a short season, especially if you are still living in the apartment while the renovation is taking place.
Dust! There will be a lot of it, so cover everything in plastic.
Keep in mind the mess
While a renovation is in progress, your space could get disarranged and not might not be aesthetically pleasing. Adjust and remind yourself of the end goal.
Vacuum and dust daily
If you stay in the apartment during the renovation, you must vacuum and dust every surface daily. This is to prevent the build-up of dust that can lead to health issues.
Chin up! It may seem daunting at first, but you will get into a flow, and before you know it, you’ll be relaxing in your newly renovated apartment. So as you make the necessary adjustments remember the end goal, and you’ll be fine. Now that you are aware of everything you need to get ready for your renovation, start preparing and contact your renovation expert at chapter!