When considering renovations, there is a strong appeal to living at home for the duration. Not only does it save clients money, but it saves the need to displace the necessities along with the family.
That doesn’t mean that living at home during renovations won’t be challenging. Offer your clients these tips when considering live-in renovations:
Encourage clients to find alternative space in the home to replace the in-transition area. For example, if the kitchen is being renovated, transfer fridge and stove to another area for accessibility.
If areas being renovated displace kids and/or pets, have clients create a new temporary space for them, to minimize disruption to their everyday lives.
Prior to beginning renovations, encourage clients to pack up and/or displace as much as possible from the work area. This will allow for less risk of damage and exposure to construction debris, such as dust.