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Remodeling can be a big undertaking and if you have little ones, it can seem even more daunting. But it doesn’t have to!
With a little planning, any home renovation can be smoother. Our home improvement experts are here with their home renovation tips and tricks for parents or caretakers.
Before you start your renovation, it’s important to consider the extent of the project. How disruptive will it be? Installing new windows is a one-day project that causes minimal disruption, while a kitchen remodel can take weeks and will make your kitchen and the surrounding areas unusable. Getting a clear idea of how disruptive the renovation will be will help you as you consider the following:
Will you live in your house while you’re remodeling? Most families with children would find it difficult, if not impossible, to be without a kitchen or second bathroom for the duration of a lengthy remodel. If you have extra space and are able to set up a makeshift kitchen or use a third bathroom, you may be able to stay at home. However, many families find it easier to stay with relatives, friends, or even in a hotel or rental.
The time of year you’re planning on completing your project can make all the difference in how your little ones handle the disruption. For instance, the middle of the school year probably isn’t ideal, especially if your kids are younger or they are doing virtual school.
Spring and summer tend to work better for most families since most kids have fewer obligations than they do in the fall, and it’s easier to get away for a week while a renovation is going on.
No matter what your home renovation is, there’s a good chance it will involve painting at some point or another. If you have kids, you’re probably worried about potential messes. But with babies and toddlers, the concern is a little greater.
No one likes paint fumes, but for a baby, they can be irritating and even toxic if exposure is longer than a few hours. If you’re painting an entire room or spending multiple days painting, it’s best to leave the little one with family or friends while you finish that stage of your project. This ensures they’re not exposed to the fumes long term and makes painting easier for you!
With Window World of Huntsville, you can add replacement windows, entry doors, and vinyl siding to your home with our seamless professional installation process. To learn more about how easy home renovations can be, request your free estimate today!