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4 Steps to Take When Preparing a Large Renovation Project for Your New Home

Written by Posted On Monday, 22 July 2019 13:22

The best thing about a home renovation is that you get a brand new living space once the process is over, designed exactly like you want it. But, there are a few things to think about if you are about to begin a large renovation project. Here are some things that you might want to plan for.


You’ll want to protect your possessions during the renovation. Depending on how extensive the remodel is, that might mean more than just covering everything with sheets. Here are a few ideas.

  • Rent a storage unit. You can easily find storage units to rent for a short-term basis. Keep in mind that even moving a few rooms of furniture can be quite a job, so you might want to consider hiring movers to take care of the heavy work.
  • If there are other parts of your home like garages, attics, basements, or unused rooms that aren’t a part of the renovation, you could use that space to store everything.
  • You can even ask friends and neighbors if they have some space that you can use to store your items temporarily.

Restroom Facilities

Even if your bathrooms are still functional during the renovation, you might want to consider a porta potty for construction sites. A large project will more than likely involve several different sub-contractors and their employees. Having a porta potty available will make for a lot less wear-and-tear on the restrooms inside of your home.


A large renovation project can be very disruptive to your daily life, especially if it involves your kitchen and bathrooms. You might want to consider relocating you and your family for a short time. And, don’t forget about your pets. You can either find pet-friendly hotels or use a reputable boarding kennel in your area.

Talk to Your Neighbors

It’s the courteous thing to do. Your renovation could be just as troublesome for them as it will be for you, especially if you have neighbors close enough to hear all of the activity. Giving them a heads-up on what is about to happen will keep everyone on good terms. You could even invite them over for a housewarming party after the project is complete.

The key to a successful home renovation is planning. It’s all in the details. Before long, you’ll be living in the house of your dreams. You’ve got this!

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