How to Make Space in Your Home for Remodeling

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Rodrick Vandenberg Rodrick Vandenberg

With the real estate market booming, many people are considering ways to upgrade their homes. Whether you’ve just bought or are considering selling a home, you’re far from alone if you’re thinking about doing a remodel. While a remodel can be exciting, it can be stressful, too. One of the main reasons renovations are stressful is because of how they take up stress in the home. From tools and construction materials scattered around the house to having strangers in your home, many people realize they just don’t have room for a stress-free remodel. If you’re worried about how to free up space for your remodel, read on for some things to consider.

Rent a storage unit.

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One of the easiest ways to make space in your home for a remodel is to put large items and personal belongings into storage. For example, if you lived in Naples and were turning your garage into an in-law apartment, one way to make room in your yard and driveway would be to put your car or truck in Naples vehicle storage while the work was being done. Not only would this allow you or the carpenters working on the job to have more space to work, but it would also make it easier for people to come and go with deliveries and supplies for your remodel.

The same might be true for a kitchen remodel. Instead of asking a plumber to work around pots and pans and your grandmother’s best china, by using a storage facility to store those personal items while the work was being done, you’d be making things easier for everyone.

Consider all renovation options.

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Maybe you’re considering a kitchen renovation in Tampa but aren’t sure where you and your children will have Thanksgiving dinner while the work’s being done. Sometimes, you’ll need to be creative when it comes to making space in your home for a remodel.

This could mean sleeping in different rooms, moving furniture into other parts of the home, and more. As for that Thanksgiving dinner, it might need to be done in the living room or at a restaurant or relative’s house. In fact, the more creative and open-minded you can be about temporary uses of space, the sooner the work can get done.

Bring in the professionals.

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One of the best ways to ensure the job’s done right is to hire a professional to do the indoor or outdoor work on your home. A general contractor will also know how to most efficiently use the space you have to get that kitchen or bathroom renovation done without taking up more of the living space in your home.

When meeting with a carpenter or other skilled laborer, it’s a good idea to be clear about the extra space they’ll need in your home for tools and supplies. Establishing clear boundaries ahead of time is a way to keep yourself calm during the remodel. For example, some people don’t mind workers leaving tools on-site during the week. However, they ask that tools and building supplies are removed from the property on weekends. Depending on the type of work you’re having done, this could be a great way to protect your space and peace of mind throughout your renovation.

In the end, no home renovation is ever stress-free. However, by renting a storage unit, working with the pros, and thinking creatively, you’ll put yourself in the best position for more space and less chaos in your home during your remodel. Happy renovating to you. May your home project come out exactly how you imagine it and more.

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