Managing your home during construction can be daunting, especially when preparing for a significant absence. Whether planning a long-term renovation or a complete custom build, the prospect of being away from your residence for an extended period requires careful planning and consideration. Alair Homes, out of Kirkland, Washington, has compiled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate this process smoothly, ensuring your peace of mind while your dream home takes shape.

In the following sections, we’ll dig into essential considerations and practical advice to assist you in preparing for an extended absence from your home during construction. From managing the logistics of moving out and deciding what to store to tips for finding the right rental and understanding the importance of construction site visits, we’ve got you covered.

When it comes to managing your home during construction, moving out becomes a pivotal step. This period offers an opportunity to declutter and reimagine the layout and design of your future living space. As you pack up, consider the new vision for your residence. Will that old couch fit the aesthetics of your envisioned open space concept, or is it the perfect time to embrace a new, fitting sectional or perhaps explore different furniture options?

and empty bedroom, where someone has either just moved out or getting ready to move in, getting ready to embrace the transition for managing your home during construction

Embracing this transition as an opportunity to declutter can be liberating. It’s a chance to part ways with items that no longer serve a purpose or resonate with your envisioned living space. By letting go of these items, you streamline your transition and save on storage costs, making the process more efficient and cost-effective.

As you contemplate what to bring to your rental, you must consider the nature of your space. For furnished rentals, your packing list will naturally be more selective, focusing on personal essentials and items that add a personalized touch to the space. In contrast, unfurnished rentals offer a blank canvas, allowing you to bring critical pieces that reflect your style and complement the new environment. Later in this post, we’ll touch on essential tips for finding the right rental, including furnished options to facilitate a smooth transition.

As part of our commitment to ensuring a seamless moving process while managing your home during construction, we recommend Careful Movers out of Edmonds, Washington. Their expertise and professionalism have consistently provided our clients a stress-free moving experience. By partnering with a trusted moving company, you can rest assured that your belongings will be handled carefully, easing the transition as you prepare for this exciting new chapter. Careful Movers will cover every aspect of the moving process, from pick-up to storage at their secure facility and, finally, the return of your belongings once the construction is completed.

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Next up, finding a suitable rental space can be one of the most critical aspects of the process. Many options await in the greater Seattle area, ranging from fully furnished apartments to whole homes that can serve as temporary residences during construction. Whether you opt for a fully furnished space or decide to bring your essentials, it’s essential to approach the rental lease with flexibility in mind.

Several rental options in the greater Seattle area are viable for those managing their homes during construction. Blueground, Hello Landing, Airbnb,, and Furnished Finder offer diverse listings catering to various needs and preferences. Whether you prioritize a fully-equipped living space or seek the flexibility to personalize your temporary home, these platforms provide a wealth of options to explore. By leveraging these resources, you can confidently secure a suitable rental, ensuring that your temporary living arrangements align seamlessly with your needs while your dream home takes shape.

A quick tip: Choose a rental option with month-to-month flexibility once the lease is up.

Safety takes precedence when managing your home during construction, especially during construction site visits. At this stage, all the items you plan to keep in your home have been moved out, meaning the visits will purely serve to observe the updates and progress of the construction.

drone photo of Ferry View project by Alair Homes Kirkland while under construction

While a once-a-week meeting with the project manager will already be scheduled, additional visits can be arranged as necessary. However, it’s important to note that a representative from our company must accompany you onto the premises for these visits.

This protocol ensures that safety measures are adhered to and allows any questions or concerns to be addressed promptly. It’s crucial to recognize heightened risks for falls, slips, and trips during construction, making it essential to prioritize safety during site visits.

When it comes to managing your home during construction, opting not to stay at your home during construction is a decision rooted in safety and efficiency. The construction site poses inherent safety risks, and with dust and particles in the air, there are potential respiratory health concerns to consider.

Additionally, staying in your home during construction can lead to unexpected cost increases. Crews may need to work around the homeowner’s needs, potentially prolonging the project. Conversely, an unoccupied house allows for greater productivity and efficiency, as the crew can work without hindrance, leading to a smoother and more streamlined construction process.

amazing interior kitchen with a large open concept design with a massive skylight over the kitchen island

It’s essential to consider additional tips to streamline the process and ensure a smooth transition back to your newly completed property. Therefore, Alair Homes Kirkland has created and compiled some other pointers.

In conclusion, managing your home during construction involves careful planning, foresight, and attention to detail. From preparing your home for the construction phase to securing a suitable rental and ensuring safety during site visits, each step plays a pivotal role in the overall success of your project.

a different angle of a newly construction kitchen

We sincerely thank you for taking the time to explore our guide and trust that the insights shared will prove valuable as you embark on this transformative journey. For our current clients in the pre-construction phase, we extend our gratitude for your continued partnership and trust in our services. Your satisfaction and peace of mind are our top priorities, and we look forward to delivering an exceptional experience as we bring your vision to life.

Thank you from our team for choosing us as your partner in this significant endeavor.

a photo of the Alair Homes Kirkland team standing around a work table