Remodeling a home is a process that doesn’t last for just a few days. Even if you are making a small change such as changing your wall colors. It takes a lot of preparation and patience. There are many things to be done before you even begin to work. We are here to show you not only how to prepare your home for remodeling, but how you can prepare yourself and your family for the remodeling process.
Prepare your home for remodeling
Preparation has a few steps that you should follow:
- removing your furniture from the room (or if not necessary covering them with protective cover)
- remove anything that is hanging on the walls – picture frames, shelves, decorative pieces
- if necessary, you and your family should move out while there is work around your home which means you need to pack.
These are just three very big and obvious steps. But it is very important to do them. The first step is to remove your furniture from the room. Whether the room you are remodeling is the bedroom or the kitchen, you should remove everything there is to remove. This is just so that your belongings don’t get damaged during the remodeling process. And if you are remodeling your whole home, we suggest you rent storage Sanford NC. Or basically any storage you have near your home. Renting storage will be good for both your belongings and you as you wouldn’t have to worry about it. The third step is to pack yourself up and go somewhere. We suggest either renting an Airbnb or going to someone from your family if you want to save some money.
Moving your stuff to the rented storage
We already stated the benefits of doing this. If you decided to rent a storage room this is a perfect time to declutter. Some people declutter yearly, usually after winter passes. That is the perfect time to do it. It is also a perfect time to remodel your home in the spring. Decluttering will make coming into your remodeled home much nicer. But if you are someone who declutters yearly, you won’t have any problems when moving your furniture and other belongings into the storage. For an even easier time, you can hire local movers North Carolina to move your stuff so you don’t have to do it. And if you don’t feel like doing that, you should at least rent a truck. You won’t be able to move your belongings in your car, for sure.
How long does remodeling last for?
Depending on how big the work is. If you are remodeling your bathroom completely with the tiles and the bathtub, the work can last up to two weeks. Kitchen lasts the same, if it is big it can last longer. Rooms such as living room, dining room, and bedrooms don’t need that much time to be remodeled. That’s, of course, if you aren’t doing anything with the floors. Putting wooden floors is a lengthy process. But if you are just doing some small touchups here and there and maybe changing your wall color, there is no need to rent storage and move away for a few weeks. Which means you won’t spend a lot of money. The good thing is that you can pack your home in a day. But unpacking is a long process.
Remodeling or Buying a new home?
Remodeling your home can cost a lot of money if there is a lot of work to be done. Roof repairment costs a lot, wooden floors are expensive and take a lot of time to put. If you live in a big home even repainting the walls costs a lot. It’s good to calculate how much money you will need to remodel and prepare your home for remodeling. Sometimes it’s better to just invest some more money and buy a new home. That’s because home remodeling expenses can be very high. And if you boost your house value just a little, you could sell it for the same price as the new home perhaps.
How to prepare your home for remodeling
This is very simple, all you need is:
- boxes – for packing the things you have to put away
- plastic foil – to wrap your furniture so it stays undamaged
- plastic cover – for covering your furniture if you decide not to put it in a rented storage
Don’t forget to tell your neighbors that you will be having some loud work done. It’s important to do this so you stay in a good relationship with everyone. This is really important if you are living in an apartment. You are surrounded by people in a building. Imagine how would you feel if someone all of a sudden started redoing their bathroom tiles. It wouldn’t be pleasant.
If you live in a house, and you need to remodel your roof, one way to prepare your home for remodeling is to clean your attic, and this is a perfect time to do just that.
Renting storage nearby is a good idea. And also staying close to your home can be crucial. Don’t have a family trip while your home is being remodeled. Do it after. If you go away and something goes wrong, you will be very worried. Because you are unable to do anything physically.