CONSTRUCTION PHASE: TO STAY OR GO?
When undertaking a renovation, you may consider whether to stay on site during the works, or to move out (temporarily). We weigh up the pros and cons of some of the key factors likely to influence your decision.
1. FINANCIAL COST:
- For many, finding alternative accommodation requires additional spending and understandably, this may create added stress.
- An affordable and viable option? Hospitable family and friends, house-sitting, or short-term rental options.
2. MENTAL & PHYSICAL WELLBEING:
- Living on site during your renovations may save you money but it may be a cost to your health. A construction site is dirty, noisy and dusty. Plaster dust, in particular, is invasive and allergenic.
- A functional kitchen/bathroom or a quiet, dust free environment may far outweigh the monetary savings in the long-run.
- If you live on site, it’s likely the build timing will be longer: builders have to work around you. Often, it is easier and more efficient if you to move out.
- Sometimes, it may just not be possible for you to live on-site, due to safety reasons.
- Discuss your concerns, requirements and plans with your Architect and Builder, in order to come up with the best possible solution for you and your project.
Stay tuned for our next Kick-AS blog…