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4 Unpleasant Things to Expect During a Home Renovation

Carrying out renovations to your home is a big decision as it can be costly, time-consuming and stressful. Careful planning before the renovation begins is crucial – not only does a budget need to be fixed but a schedule put in place to estimate the date of completion.

Not everything can be planned for, there will always be unexpected challenges that appear from out of the blue. With that said, here are four things you should expect during a renovation.

1. Delays

It is normal to be both anxious and excited to see the end results of a renovation. After all, renovations take time to complete.

However, do keep in mind that there will possibly be a few minor setbacks along the way. While schedules will be followed as closely as possible, accidents or unexpected events will occur periodically.

2. Noise

Don’t you wish you had earplugs? The never-ending noise of machines running, tools drillings, hammers clanking and saws whining will accompany you the entire time of the renovation process.

There is really nothing much you can do but bear with the chaos and carry on. If you are working from home, it is advised to temporarily take your home office some place else as this space will not be a very conducive workplace for you.

3. Dust

During a renovation, be prepared for beams and pipes to be carried back and forth besides drilling works going full steam ahead wherever necessary.

Clouds of dust are an inevitability from all the construction, and the air quality in the house will be at unhealthy levels due to the dust particles.

It is recommended you stay out of the house as much as possible, especially when sawing and drilling works are ongoing. If by any chance you are home during this phase of the construction, it is best to wear a mask to filter out the dust particles in the air.

After the renovation is complete, clean the house thoroughly. If you’re already exhausted and irritable from the hassle of the renovation, sit back, relax and hire professional post renovation cleaners instead.

4. Unpredictable changes

There are many decisions to be made during the renovation process like choosing which tiles to be bought for which part of the house.


You will already have these things sorted out before the renovation begins, but along the way, there will be changes in the plans when things don’t go as expected or when pre-planning goes out the window.

Unpredictable changes can be minimised with thorough planning and good contractors that can help assist you along the way.

Renovation can be a very daunting process especially if it’s your first time. Hence, having trusted and reliable contractors are essential to keep your stress levels from skyrocketing.

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