Where Do You Stay during a Kitchen Renovation?
When you’re planning a major renovation for your kitchen you’ll have a lot of decisions to make. What types of appliances will you choose? Do you want tile flooring or ceramic? What type of finish do you want for the cabinets? The list goes on and on but one important thing that you’ll also need to consider is where you’ll stay while the kitchen renovations are taking place. Would it be better to stay at home or should you leave your residence altogether until everything is finished?
Benefits of Moving Out
With any type of large project, there is going to be a lot of dust stirred up and a lot of chaos. If you possibly can, it’s always a good idea to move out of the house completely. This also allows tradespeople the flexibility of coming and going without disturbing you. They’ll be able to leave their tools behind and pick them up easily the next day to start the project quickly.
Any furniture and appliances that are in the kitchen will also need to be moved out of it and put in another room. You won’t have access to your kitchen for cooking so if you stay you’ll have to plan where your meals are going to be coming from for the upcoming weeks. It is possible to stay if you have no other options as long as you can section off a portion of the house away from the kitchen. Plastic can be used to block off the entranceways to the kitchen to prevent the dust from entering the other rooms.
Length of the Project
Talk to your contractor about an estimated time frame for the project so that you can plan accordingly. Small improvements can take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks while major renovations can last for months. You should also take into account that the delivery of your cabinets may take 6 to 8 weeks.
When you’re planning out your budget for your upcoming major kitchen renovation it’s always good to factor in the amount you’ll need to spend if you are going to be moving out temporarily. If you’re going to be staying with relatives you may not have to pay a large amount but if you’re going to be renting a condo on a short-term basis, these costs can add up.
Keep in mind that the end goal is always worth it and once everything is done you’ll have the kitchen of your dreams. You just need to figure out what’s right for you and your family based on the layout of your home and whether it’s feasible to remain in it. If you have any questions about the length of time it takes to complete various projects or for an estimated time projection for your renovation please call us at 905-793-2990 or get in touch through our website at clarevillekitchens.ca.