How to Survive Living on Site While Renovating: Top Tips

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Living in a house renovation while it is still work in progress is most certainly not for the faint hearted. Having said that, it also has its upsides.

I have now been through the experience twice and have come out the other side armed with ideas on how, should we decide to renovate again and live on site, we can make it a little easier. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.