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Dogs Suffer During Home Remodelling

If home renovation is hard on human beings, think how much harder it is on dogs. At least humans can understand what is happening and why. All the dog knows is that everything in the home is disrupted and there is no idea of when it will all end. Dog stress during home renovation is a serious matter and should not be ignored. It can leave lasting scars on a dog’s psyche. A loved dog gives more to the family that he takes, so when a home renovation is going on, it is only fair that this is the time when the family give to him. Here are a few things that can be done to reduce the stress on a pet dog during a remodel Keep the dog away from the part of the house where work is going on. A curious dog could get hurt by going too near a work area. A friendly dog is a distraction to the workmen who may feel compelled to keep an eye on him while their work suffers. And the mass of movement and noise can confuse and upset a normally quiet dog and make him aggressive. The more time at l

Stay Or Leave During Remodeling?

The question of staying on or moving out during a home renovation can be a difficult one. Making the right decision will depend on the extent of the remodel and the amount of discomfort, inconvenience and expense that the family is willing to put up with. Here are some of the factors that need to be considered when making a “stay or go” decision. Cost: Money is a key factor in a stay or go decision. While it is obvious that staying in rented accommodation or a hotel is going to be expensive, there are costs associated with staying too. Staying on in a remodelling site can slow down the pace of the work as the contractor will need to work around the family’s needs, however much they are reduced. And some contractors even charge extra if the family will be staying on because they will have to deploy additional resources for clean-up and to keep basic amenities operational. The Scope of the Project: If the roof is coming off the home or there will be no usable bathrooms, it is