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Tips for Renovating Your Home While Being Considerate of Your Neighbors

When it comes to renovating your home, you likely have a lot of ideas going on. From how you want to redo your kitchen, to the type of tile you want to use for your backsplash, you might have many ideas. However, one thing that you do need to consider is your neighbors. Here are four tips you can utilize during your renovation to keep your neighbors happy.

Tell Them About It Early On

It’s best to alert your neighbors of when you are scheduling your renovations. This way, they don’t wake up one day and hear the sounds of construction. When you alert your neighbors early, it allows them to bring up any issues they may have so you can sort them out before the renovation gets underway.

Consider Your Neighbor’s Schedule

You don’t have to ask each neighbor for a detailed schedule of their day-to-day. However, you should pay close attention and try and get a feel for what their schedule is like. Notate if they work in the day, at night, if they have kids, and so forth. This will help you to determine what the best time of day is to have your residential drilling completed. It’s best to set hours that will create the least amount of interruption for your neighbors.

Don’t Shy Away from Peace Offerings

If you have a particularly long renovation project, it can wear away at the patience of your neighbors. Consider some peace offerings from time to time. These can be things like fruit baskets, baked goods, bottles of wine, and so forth. You may want to bring them to your closest neighbors if your project deadline gets extended or even when your renovation project is complete.

Figure Out the Parking Scenario

Depending on the parking situation at your home, you’ll need to formulate a plan. Determine where contractor vehicles can park and were dumpsters can be put. It’s best to keep the construction vehicles closest to your driveway or home. If you park along the street, consider offering that space to your contractor and park your car at the end of the block where no one else does.

Renovating your home can be a fun and stressful process all wrapped into one. Apart from considering your own desires, you need to be concerned with the effect your renovation will have on your neighbors. The above are four great ways to ensure that your neighbors stay happy throughout your entire renovation project.

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

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