Jen Haywood
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April 2, 2024
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Should You Move Out During a Renovation?

Undergoing a renovation project can be both exciting and daunting. One of the crucial decisions homeowners face is whether to move out during the construction or stay in the house. While efforts can be made to make it as easy as possible to stay in your home during the renovation, there are instances when moving out becomes the most practical choice.

Making It Easy to Stay:


In many cases, homeowners prefer staying in their homes during renovations to avoid the inconvenience and expenses associated with finding temporary accommodations. Home renovation companies are aware of this preference and strive to make the process as smooth as possible. We schedule the projects in a way that allows homeowners to still access important areas, such as bedrooms or living spaces, while the work is being completed in separate sections of the house.

Efficiency through Scheduling and Contractor Selection:


To ensure minimal disruption, renovation projects should be efficiently planned and executed. Skilled contractors are crucial in maintaining productivity during renovations, and experienced renovation companies connect homeowners with reliable professionals. By engaging efficient contractors and establishing a well-crafted schedule, the project duration can be reduced, thus lessening the need for homeowners to vacate the premises.

The Importance of Moving Out for Core Living Areas:


While it is feasible to stay in the house during some renovation projects, there are instances where moving out becomes the most practical choice. Core living spaces such as kitchens and bathrooms often require extensive work that can be disruptive to daily routines. For major renovations in these areas, such as total remodels or structural changes, it is often best for homeowners to temporarily relocate to facilitate the completion of the project in a shorter timeframe. As designers we ensure that those larger projects get completed faster, to ensure you don’t have to spend as much time and money out of the home.

Considerations When Making the Decision:


When contemplating a move during a renovation, homeowners should consider various factors to determine the most suitable approach. This includes the scale and scope of the project, the impact on daily routines, the availability of alternative accommodations, and the overall budget. These are all things as designers that we can help give insight on to help make the best decision.


Deciding whether to move out during a renovation is a personal choice that depends on multiple factors. As designers we strive to accommodate homeowners by providing efficient scheduling and connecting them with experienced contractors. However, for major renovations in core living areas, temporarily moving out can offer the advantage of expedited completion. It is essential to evaluate each project individually and consider the impact on convenience, efficiency, and overall well-being to make an informed decision.

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