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Can You Live at Home During a Whole-Home Remodel?

Homes need to be updated from time to time. Sometimes, more than one room is remodeled at once. While major remodels can increase the value of your home, this kind of work isn’t without consequences. A whole-home remodel can affect basically all processes in your home.

If you’re considering a whole-home remodel for your house, it’s important to know whether you’ll be able to stay on your premises. Knowing what to expect can help you make plans, which can help make the experience better overall.

Plan to Move Out

Whole-house remodels are extensive and happen in so many places of the house at once, that it’s common for homeowners to move out while the remodel is taking place. Depending on the work that’s being done, your contractor may ask you to remove all your furnishings for the duration of the remodel, or your contractor may just ask you to remove the furnishings out of certain rooms – leaving the furnishings in other rooms in their place.

Know What to Expect

Your contractor will be able to give you a timeline for your remodel, which may take place over the course of six months or so, depending on the work being done. Having a timeline is very important, as it will help you budget for your rental accommodations while you’re waiting for the work to be done, and it will also help you in the search for an available rental home.

This is why it’s important to get a contract from your contractor. The contract will outline the start and end date, the scope of the work to be done, the cost of the work, and more.

Even more important is to get a contractor that sticks to their timelines and does what they say they’ll do. In a remodel this big and this involved, you can’t afford to work with a contractor that constantly pushes back their timeline or experiences constant delays due to poor planning.

Work With a Reputable Contractor

The best way to ensure that your whole home remodel will go well is to work with a contractor that has a good reputation and experience in the industry. Only an experienced and skilled contractor will be able to anticipate the work that needs to be done and will be able to stay organized throughout the home remodeling process – organized enough that your remodel will proceed according to plan.

How can you find a reputable contractor?

  • View their portfolio to see the type of work they’ve done in the past.
  • Contact references to find out if previous clients have been happy with their work.
  • Read the contract thoroughly to ensure that the scope of the project and the contractor’s responsibilities are fully described.
  • Check for any awards that the contractor may have received in the past.

Anticipating you’ll do a whole home remodel sometime in the future? Contact Diamond Hill Builders today to schedule your consultation to discuss your upcoming home improvement project.

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