When families are undergoing construction in their homes, it is always an exciting process. You and your kids will probably love to see the new kitchen, bathroom, or renovation add up to a beautiful new area for your home. However, once the construction begins, it will be very important to keep your children safe during the construction phase. Here are some tips for keeping your kids safe in the middle of the renovation process.
Keeping Children Safe
First, it is always a good idea to let children know ahead of time when construction is taking place. You will want them to know where the remodel is happening, and how long it will take. This is also the perfect time to set boundaries around the house. Let kids know where they are or are not allowed to go, and make sure that they get a chance to practice their new boundaries–especially if they are younger.
Second, if the construction is going to be extensive, you may want to think about relocating. Relocating may sound difficult, but it will help to keep your kids away from danger, and it will probably help your stress level. If you can’t relocate, you may want to have your remodeling done in phases if possible. That way, you only have to block off one area at a time.
Third, allow the children to ask questions about the new construction, and if possible, allow them to touch and explore the equipment contractors use during the remodel. If kids are allowed to touch the equipment with you there, they will be less curious about exploring it if you’re not there.
When you’re ready to start on your next construction project, we hope you will think of Selective Remodeling. We’re located at 406 Middle Country Road in Coram. You can also give us a call at 631-736-5049.