Lydia and Lawrence were featured in the Times Home section discussing the trials and tribulations of living in a renovation project.
Journalist Hugh Graham from the Sunday Times, spent the day at Mabel’s Farmhouse for a taste of the authentic experience of living in a renovation project. Lydia & Lawrence shared their top tips with Hugh on “How To Live With A Renovation”:
Only stay on site during a build if you’re prepared to take your time.
Don’t consider it if you have children or a family member with health problems.
Only do it if you can keep the bathroom operational.
Sequence the order of construction so you will always have a functioning kitchen, as well as somewhere to sleep.
Establish a sanctuary you can escape to so the whole house isn’t a construction site.
Have a room you can keep airtight to protect it from dust, for storing valuable objects and furniture.
Buy freestanding kitchen units and compact furniture that can be moved around.
If you work from home, rent an office.