Some people have the chance to move out of the house while work is being carried out by They may rent somewhere or stay at some friends or relatives. But for most of us it is not an option. Some people choose to live in their house while the home renovations are being done. Largely, it is the scope of works and client budgets that determine if there is an option to go.

Renovations are never quick and can go on for months on end. So how do you cope with the noise, dust, and mess without losing your mind?

Well, the most important thing to do is to choose a professional home renovation company in BC with the relevant experience to do the job right while minimizing disruptions to your lifestyle. Communications and setting expectations are a big key in renovating a house in BC.

Then, to make life even more manageable during the renovations, follow these simple tips:

Establish a timeline home renovations BC

Before the building contract is even signed, Building Managers will have met with you and assessed timelines to be included in the contract documentation, as well as the practicality of living in your home during construction.

Closer to the commencement of work you will have a proper understanding of the sequencing of the project. Sometimes clients have to move out for a short period of time. In case of plumbing, services need to be switched off, or a new bathroom is to be commissioned. 

Work closely and communicate with your supervisor to ensure you know what’s happening and when.

Create work zones

Safety is a huge concern during a renos, especially if there are kids in the home. Make sure that all work areas are sectioned off to prevent the kids from running into areas where they shouldn’t and accidents occurring. Prior to the work starting there will be a site induction. This is when your project manager will run through the safety aspects of living through a renovation.

Contain the dust renovating a house BC

The question that comes up time and time again is how to control the dust that is part of the course during renovations. It’s impossible to eliminate dust altogether. However, there are steps you can take to prevent your home from being buried under thick layers of it. Ask your home builders to tarp off sections that will be renovated to mitigate this problem.

Surviving through kitchen renovation

If the existing kitchen area is to be demolished, temporary kitchen facilities may be needed. The barbecue will get a good workout during a reno. In addition, you need to ensure you have other kitchen appliances like the kettle, toaster, and microwave.

You also need to consider where you will wash dishes your and cutlery.

Remove anything of value

If you have anything that is of sentimental or financial value, it is best that they are removed entirely from the site and stored securely. Don’t leave it to chance.

It’s Time Home Renovations has been renovating Nanaimo’s homes for many years, which means they understand what it takes for people to live through these major projects. They’ll do their best to make it as comfortable and less annoying as possible. Contact It’s Time today for any further information.