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Should you live in your home whilst renovating?

Updated: Apr 7

If you're planning a home extension or renovation project you will probably be thinking, should you live in your home whilst renovating or move out?

Living in your home extension or addition while renovating comes with both pros and cons. On the positive side, you can closely monitor the progress and quality of the work and address any issues promptly.

It can also save you money on renting another place. However, it can be very stressful and disruptive to your daily routine. Noise, dust, and lack of privacy can become issues. It can also potentially slow down the renovation process.

There are also materials stored all around the property, trades and deliveries coming at all times of the day and the power may need to be turned off from time to time so it's not easy living on a building site and can push clients over the edge sometimes.

Therefore, whether to stay or move out during renovation depends on the extent of the renovation, your tolerance for disruption, and your budget.

We find if you can separate the building site areas from the living areas it is possible. Otherwise, it is best to move out until your home extension or addition is completed.





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