Are you planning a large renovation or refurbishment of your home? It’s easy to underestimate the inconvenience that it could involve you and your family.
It’s important to first decide on the scope of your work, then set a budget. At that point, it is a good idea to talk with experts and find out the exact order that works need to be completed in – for example, there’s no point putting down the flooring first! For big projects, it might be worthwhile to have a project manager oversee everything and develop a fixed plan.
The impact on you or your family once the works start depends on the nature of the renovation or refurbishment. For example, a long renovation on the kitchen or bathrooms would have an obvious impact on access, and it is worth considering that either might affect your running water. Raising the floor or changing the flooring may deprive you of living spaces, while making alterations to roofing might mean you don’t have shelter over your head for some time.
Where can you go?
So what are the options for you? You could live onsite while the works are taking place and move around them. However, if the renovations are expansive or hit a worst-case scenario, you may end up with builders almost living onsite for days or weeks – which could impact on your privacy. Scheduling the builders to work around your movements may mean the work takes longer.
Moving in with friends or family represents an inexpensive option. However, this isn’t for everyone – if you have a family yourself, there may not be any suitable options with the right space among family or friends, or there could be issues with privacy. And again, if works drag on or a problem emerges, you might wear out your welcome.
In addition, if you intend to keep your usual work and/or school schedule during the works, you may find family or friends are not well-located.
Another option is renting a new home. While there’s no doubt that it is a more expensive option than continuing living in your own home or boarding with family or friends, the additional money may be worth budgeting to ensure your privacy and that you are not a burden to your loved ones! And, if your renovation is going to be worth tens of thousands of dollars – as large renovations could easily be – a few thousand dollars in rent will be a relatively small expenditure to ensure a renovation done cleanly and conveniently.
Elite Holiday Homes
However, a problem with renting is that landlords often want you to sign a fixed contract, generally lasting for six months or twelve months. On the other hand, Elite Holiday Homes has a flexible booking system that enables you to secure temporary accommodation in the short-term for the time frame you want, and no more.
Elite Holiday Homes are situated in the hubs of the Gold Coast: Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Burleigh. The new light rail system makes other suburbs to the north or south, including Southport, easy to access, while the corporate centre of Bundall is just a few minutes away by car – meaning it is possible to keep your routine while staying outside of home. Many of the homes are also just a short distance from the beach, so you might even be able to fit a little more recreation into your weekend schedule!
However, the true value of Elite Holiday Homes as temporary accommodation is that they feel like you are on holiday. Extensive renovations – regardless of whether you are present or not – tend to be a time of great inconvenience, particularly if you have a family. Instead of cramming into a house with friends, or piling into a smaller rental home, why not stay at a place that feels like you’re having a holiday?
Elite Holiday Homes are expansive properties, offering five to ten generous bedrooms and designer kitchens, large indoor and outdoor living spaces and an enviable range of amenities, which can include swimming pools, entertainment rooms and indoor cinemas. Their space and elegance will put the thought of renovations out of your mind and truly reward the kids for putting up with the inconvenience!
Homes come with a Wi-Fi and Foxtel package, meaning that professional life doesn’t have to miss a beat – and neither does the kids’ enjoyment. If being away from home has you feeling like you don’t want to cook, you can request My Concierge’s culinary service, and a team of chefs can come and prepare anything from a simple barbecue to a technical two-course meal.
If your repairs can be condensed into just a few days or weeks, Elite Holiday Homes may prove more economical than renting another home for six or twelve months. Living in an Elite Holiday Home certainly has the potential to beat living out of a suitcase in a hotel room from an economic standpoint. For example, you could book the five-bedroom Point Break in Burleigh during October for a competitive $548 per night, or $110 per bedroom per night. Alternatively, the five-bedroom Seaclusion Broadbeach goes for $569 a night, which would equate to just $114 per bedroom per night.
It may well be worth budgeting a little extra to move out during your renovation – and take a short break for yourself, too!
Elite Holiday Homes are also a perfect fit if an insurer is doing work on your home and you find that alternate accommodation is not included.
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