Alex Woodstock Building Services

Alex Woodstock Building Services

Remodelling, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Laundries, Extensions

Living With Renovation Mess

Wilson Bathroom

From personal experience I can tell you that any renovation work inside the house is going to be messy. 


Having recently completed a large extension and remodeling of my own house, I can tell you first hand that they are messy and disruptive.

Luckily, I have a very understanding wife and family who were able to live with the mess, disruption and constant trades walking through the house showing up at the crack of dawn and finishing late into the evenings.

We had a temporary kitchen for the better part of 10 months, and at one stage one shower, one toilet, and vanity. 

Temporary Kitchen
Temporary Kitchen

The dust and debris when tearing down walls and ceilings gets everywhere, we had rooms sealed off, but still the dust infiltrates, specially when doing plaster stages.

So, it is important to remember depending on the scope of the renovation, you will lose access to essential areas of your home while the work is undertaken.

For instance, if the kitchen is undergoing a makeover, meal preparation becomes a challenge. Bathrooms might be off-limits.

You should therefore plan for alternative arrangements, like setting up a temporary kitchenette or using mobile bathroom pods if necessary.

Living amidst the mess and disruption of a renovation can take a toll on your emotional well-being.

The constant state of upheaval can lead to frustration and stress. You should be prepared for these moments and find healthy ways to cope, whether it’s taking short breaks, practicing mindfulness, or having a support system to vent to.

You can also talk to your builder and get updates on the weeks work ahead. That way you can mentally prepare and know what’s coming ahead of time.

Bedroom during Ensuite Renovation
Bedroom during Ensuite Renovation

Ensuite and Main Bathroom Renovations
Ensuite and Main Bathroom Renovations

In conclusion, renovations are not for the faint of heart. They are messy, noisy, and often unpredictable endeavours.

Clients should go into the process with realistic expectations, understanding that the path to a beautifully transformed space is laden with dust, noise, delays, budget adjustments, and emotional challenges.

However, with proper planning, patience, and a vision for the end result, the rewards of a successful renovation can far outweigh the temporary inconveniences.


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