Thursday, 20 July 2017

Remodeling your House: Safety Considerations

You have made a wonderful decision to remodel your house! It is certainly a great idea! There is, however, one aspect that you need to think about carefully, before starting the project: ‘safety of your family’! Depending on the scale of remodeling, you might have to make a few related crucial decisions like the following.

To stay, or not to stay?

Major projects might require you to move out to a temporary residence until the remodeling is complete. This is advantageous in many ways for both your family and the workers.

However, you can stay at your own house by making minor adjustments if the remodeling work is confined to a couple of areas like a bathroom or bedroom. It is always a good idea to seek advice from a reputed remodeling contractor in this regard.

Moving out temporarily

Moving out temporarily to a new place will ensure complete safety of your family and your pets. You would avoid a lot of air and noise pollution and be comfortable without any hassle. Neither your family nor your pets would cause any hindrance to the work in progress and the project will take considerably less time for completion.

Major remodeling projects like roof remodeling or repainting indoors would definitely take a while to finish. It would be best for you to move to a temporary residence and leave the entire house in the care of your contractor.

Staying at home

Staying at home while the remodeling project is in progress has its advantages too. Primarily, you can save money if your option is to move to a rented place. You can observe more closely how the project takes shape and you can caution the remodeling contractor if you feel something is not right. Saving some money, however, should not be at the cost of the safety of your family and pets.

Remodeling your kitchen and bathroom would pose a problem if you decide to stay. You can of course make a few adjustments by taking out essential appliances from your kitchen and setting up a temporary kitchen in the living room or outdoors in your garden.

You can shower at the gym since water supply might be cut off for a significant amount of time. You can remodel one bathroom at a time and keep at least one bathroom functional at your house.

Keeping your family and pets safe

Having toddlers and fluffy puppies in your house running around can be an issue while remodeling your house. Moving out would be a good option, as toddlers can stumble into dangerous situations when left unattended. Keep your pets chained to the fence or kennel temporarily, although it is going to be difficult for you to see your loveable pets chained.

For your elders, air and noise pollution will indeed be too much to bear. You could buy them air masks and earplugs to minimize the disturbance. Alternatively, you could move them out for the duration of the remodel.

Just remember! Safety and security of all your family and pets should be a major consideration when you plan a remodeling project.