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Home Renovation Amid a Global Pandemic: Should You Do It?

As the whole world faces the coronavirus, it is evident that everything slowed down—business operations were paused, and all our lives had gone to a standstill. However, what if you’re about or are in the middle of a home renovation? Should you hold off the project, or is there a way to push through?

The good news is that many businesses are now slowly reopening, lockdown restrictions are starting to loosen, and our daily lives are gradually getting back to the way it was before. With many things resuming to normal, home renovation projects are picking up the pace as well.

This begs the question, what should you do if you’re caught in one of the home renovation stages?

Beginning the Design Process

In the case that you have already planned everything out and have acquired the necessary permits for your local authorities, but the pandemic hit before you could start it, there’s still a way to make things happen. After all, you’re still at the early stages of the project, which is easier to manage. Your contractor will have time to start the project from home. This is good because you don’t have to think about being halfway through the project, which will prove to be more complicated.

Keep in mind that there are still cons to this amid the global crisis. You may need to deal with backorders due to the delays that are taking place all over the world. For this reason, keep in mind that you may need to adjust your project timeline apt for the current situation.

Designing in the Midst of the Pandemic

If you have already purchased the materials and you can’t wait to design it, there are advantages to this even amidst the global crisis. For one, you’ll likely get lower prices for the services that you need because the cost of renovation as a whole has gone down. Also, if you have a flexible timeline and you just want to get the ball rolling when it comes to the design process, then there’s no reason to put your plans on hold despite the health crisis.

Despite the virus, many companies have started to reopen—contractors and designers are accommodating design requests through digital platforms and may even conduct physical visits to the site.

Being Halfway Through the Project

Suppose you were already halfway through the project and you needed to pause operations when the virus hit. What do you do now? A huge advantage of having started the renovation is that your project has advanced faster as the crisis developed. This is because most contractors doubled their efforts to make the process go more quickly. It’s also likely your orders have already been placed, and the most difficult decisions have been made. There’s no more chance to decide between holding off and pushing through with your renovations.

However, the downside to this is that your project may be on-hold, which will still cost you. Another matter is that if your project manager is moving faster than normal, you’ll likely need to pay more for overtime or even injuries.


No matter what stage you are in for your home renovation, there’s still a way to make things happen despite the global pandemic. Whether you’re at the start or in the middle, there are still advantages to each stage. However, you may need to make adjustments due to the delays that have been consistent over the past few months since the health crisis hit the world. For this reason, it’s best to work with a reliable contractor who can guarantee that your project will be finished within the fastest time possible.

Let us transform your property even amid the coronavirus. We have safety protocols to ensure a safe and effective renovation. Our services include design and build, kitchen and bathroom installations, and even plumbing and heating. If you are looking for professional building services in Surrey, get in touch with us today to see how we can help!

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