If you are taking on a renovation project this spring, you’re not alone! According to Angie’s List, “Spring is traditionally home building season, not only because consumers are finding the money to do projects, but also because it’s the time we start to come out of winter hibernation and want something new.”
While most people anticipate some challenges to arise during their renovation, such as extra repairs that need to be made or a supply-order gone wrong, there are other stressful aspects to a renovation that can be prevented—yet most people don’t ever consider them!
Did you know that theft frequently occurs during a home renovation? According to A Building Concern: Risk of Theft during a Home Remodel, “…3.3 percent of homes under construction will suffer a break in or theft. This means that roughly 1 in every 33 homes a contractor is working on will get burglarized or suffer some level of theft. The cost of this theft has an average cost of 1.5%-2% of the total remodel…”
Whether you are renovating a home you had recently purchased, or making repairs to your current home, placing belongings of value in a self-storage unit can ensure items are safe from theft as contractors and their employees make their way in and out of your home. Most facilities offer 24-7 video surveillance, as well as complex key-entry systems to keep your items secure, giving you peace of mind.
When most people think of damage during a home renovation, they only think about damage to the various aspects of their property that are being repaired, not necessarily the belongings inside of their home. In fact, according to WCNC, “…your homeowners policy will not cover mistakes and damages made by people you hire to work at your house. Even worse, if they hurt themselves or someone else on your property and they are not insured, you’re out of luck, your homeowners insurance will deny that, too.”
Most people do not have space to maneuver their furniture or larger belongings around inside of their home, especially if they are undergoing a major renovation. Instead of worrying about potential damage to your belongings, placing them in a storage rental will help ensure they remain damage-free—as well as provide your contractor with more room to work. And, since units are climate and pest controlled, you can rest assured your belongings will make it out in tip-top shape.
Are you renovating your home in preparation to sell? Finding ways to make your home more appealing to potential buyers is of the utmost importance. Inman’s article, Does Staging Add Value To The Home Selling Process states, “In the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Staging, 39 percent of seller’s agents said staging a home “greatly” decreases the amount of time a home stays on the market, and 77 percent of buyer’s agents said a staged listing makes it easier for buyers “to visualize the property as their future home.”’
Keeping boxes and other large belongings in storage will help make your home appear more spacious and therefore, more appealing to potential buyers. With units of varying sizes available, finding one that fits within your budget is simple, without breaking the bank!
Remember, no renovation goes as planned. However, by remaining proactive, a storage rental can help you prevent theft, damage, and clutter, alleviating some stressors during an otherwise stress-filled time.