5 Essentials For Living On Site While Renovating

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We’ve got our fingers crossed that a new renovation and extension project might be on the horizon — but there is no way I am living on site again unless I have these five things.

I’ve done on site living before — and to be honest it wasn’t pretty. It was cold, uncomfortable, damp and messy. Most of that was because we stumbled in blindly and completely unprepared for what lay ahead. 

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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.