We all have our routines. Between you, your spouse, and your kids (if you have any), we all settle into a personal daily schedule and we feel “comfortable” with that. Anything that throws off that routine often feels uncomfortable, so it’s no surprise that one of the biggest reasons people are hesitant to get a home remodel is that they don’t understand how it will affect their day-to-day schedule.
If you are wondering whether or not you should get a remodel, and the suspected implications it may have on your daily schedule are holding you back, these are a few note-worthy observations:
Daily Schedule: Will Major Home Remodels Conflict?
The short answer to the question is – yes. A major home remodel will affect your daily schedule. However, the degree to which it affects your schedule, as well as how it affects your daily schedule is all contingent on your current daily routine, scope of the remodel, and project timeline.
These are some things to keep in mind:
Scope of Remodel
The scope of the remodeling project will be one of the biggest factors in determining how much your daily schedule will be affected.
Is there a ton of work to be done? Will it be a relatively small, quick remodeling project? Obviously, some of these details may not be easy to answer on your own, however, professional remodelers like Stonehearth Remodeling can generally give you a pretty accurate estimation.
Using timeline expectations and the scope of remodeling project can help you to better assess the degree to which the renovation will conflict with your day-to-day schedule.
Section of Your Home
This is perhaps the biggest factor – what section of your house is getting remodeled?
This pertains both to the room or section of the house that is being remodeled, as well as what is actually being remodeled. For example, a downstairs bathroom remodel will interfere with your daily schedule significantly less than a master bathroom or master bedroom remodeling project will.
If you are planning on having your kitchen remodeled, you’ll need a course of action to take care of cooking and food storage in the meantime, however, this is also dependent on what all is being done in a kitchen remodel, which leads to another key point…
Type of Remodel
Not only is the section of your home being remodeled a key factor in determining how it will conflict with your daily schedule – so is the type of work being done.
If you are simply changing out cabinets in your kitchen, you shouldn’t need to relocate many of your activities. However, if you’re planning on replacing the flooring, appliances, cabinets, and other major remodeling activities, chances are it will conflict with your day-to-day schedule much more.
In this instance, talk with your remodeling company about your concerns. For example, we have done numerous full-kitchen remodels and have helped homeowners with ideas for temporary food storage and cooking needs. While it may not be your “ideal” situation, there are tons of solutions to enact in the meantime while you await your dream kitchen remodel to be finished!
How to Lessen the Impact of Remodel
Ok, ok, ok – you get it; “it depends” is sort of the ultimate answer to the above question. What’s the scope of work, how long will it take, which section of the house is it, and what all is being done? It makes perfect sense that answers to these questions may drastically alter the effect a remodel has on your daily life. But regardless of the answer to those questions, the truth in the end is that yes, a remodeling project will have an effect on your day-to-day schedule.
So how do you lessen the impact of a home remodeling project on your daily schedule?
Working with the Right Remodeling Company
This is perhaps the biggest way to lessen the impact of a remodeling project.
The remodeling company you work with will largely determine the extent to which your renovation project conflicts with your schedule. This is because each company handles projects differently. Firstly, dust control is incredibly important. Without proper dust control, you’ll have dust coming through the HVAC, which is unsafe for your entire household. Secondly, inexperienced remodelers will often leave materials laying around – not only in the work area, but also extending beyond, making it incredibly inefficient to move about your house safely (this especially applies to those with kids).
If you are struggling to know when to pull the trigger on a home remodeling project because of uncertainty regarding project timelines, costs, and how it will affect your daily schedule, reach out to us below! We would love to hear your concerns and talk to you about how we would plan to manage your project efficiently and safely. Ask us anything!