Where Do I Go if My Home Needs Repairs?

by Lana Miller - June 5, 2018

Where Do I Go if My Home Needs Repairs?

 

When your home needs major repairs to one room or the entire structure, staying somewhere else for the duration of the remodeling work might be the best idea for the family. Finding another place to stay is beneficial if you have children so that they aren’t in the way of the workers. It also gives you a way to maintain a normal way of life if there are essential rooms in the home being repaired, such as the bathroom or the kitchen. Fortunately, there are a few options that you have available.

Family Members

If you have family members in the area, ask if you can stay with them while the repairs are being made. You might have to sleep on the couch or in a spare bedroom, but it will be cheaper than renting another home for a short time. This option will also give your family a chance to spend time together if you don’t see each other a lot during the year.

Another Rental

One way to keep your life as normal as possible for your children is to rent an apartment or a house for a short time. Corporate housing is a good option for repairs that will last a few weeks, as many of these homes and apartments offer amenities such as internet, cable, private washer and dryer, and more all included in price. Additionally, many apartment complexes offer short-term lease options that expire after six months. This should be plenty of time for the repairs to be completed in your home. You can find short-term rentals online or by going to a few complexes in your area to talk with the managers.

Hotels

A hotel room might not be the best option for a large family, but if there are only two or three of you, then a hotel room might be a good option for a short time. You won’t have to worry about paying an electric bill, water payment or a bill for cable and internet. However, you will have to make a weekly or monthly payment to stay in the room. Some hotels have a pool or an exercise room, which would give the family something to do instead of staying in the room all the time.

Vacation

Take the time that your home is being repaired to go on a vacation with your family. Plan these two events at the same time so that you know how long to take off of work and how much money you need to save. A vacation would be a good way to take your mind off of the repairs that are going on at home and will give the family time to spend together.

Leaving home during a repair might not be at the top of your list because you want to monitor what’s being done. However, if you’re not at home, then you won’t be in the way of the workers. It will also give you a chance to get out of the house if you haven’t done so lately.

Hotels

A hotel room might not be the best option for a large family, but if there are only two or three of you, then a hotel room might be a good option for a short time. You won’t have to worry about paying an electric bill, water payment or a bill for cable and internet. However, you will have to make a weekly or monthly payment to stay in the room. Some hotels have a pool or an exercise room, which would give the family something to do instead of staying in the room all the time.

Vacation

Take the time that your home is being repaired to go on a vacation with your family. Plan these two events at the same time so that you know how long to take off of work and how much money you need to save. A vacation would be a good way to take your mind off of the repairs that are going on at home and will give the family time to spend together.

 

Leaving home during a repair might not be at the top of your list because you want to monitor what’s being done. However, if you’re not at home, then you won’t be in the way of the workers. It will also give you a chance to get out of the house if you haven’t done so lately.

 

Resources: Protect America, Houzz, St. Louis Corporate Housing, The Boston Globe, CORT