For those who have finally purchased an older home at the beach, the work they need to do will often be done on working weekends. Gathering supplies is easier because there is less pressure for them to get everything they will eventually need right away, and they can choose their projects according to what items they can get at an affordable price. All that remains is to do the work, and many couples have found that inviting friends and family to help them in return for a free weekend at the beach is a good deal for everyone.
Planning the projects that need to be done is the best way to get started, and they should be prioritized to make the work more efficient. For those who have plenty of willing hands, tackling several areas of the house in just two or three days could be possible. They might consider having a couple of people tear out the kitchen and install new cabinets while their friends are busy scraping and painting the outside of the house. If there are children available who do not need supervision, getting them to begin the chore of cleaning out the yard and garden could provide them with something constructive to do.
Sleeping arrangements will need to be thought of before arrival, and bringing a few inflatable mattresses could ease the strain on the existing beds. For those who are planning on tearing down the kitchen, remembering to bring a grill and several coolers is a good idea. They will need to feed the friends and family members assisting them, and they should also plan a few hours to play on the beach.
It can be difficult to get renovations done while living in a house, but those who buy a home at the beach often use it only for short vacations. They might still need a few extra hands to help get the work done, but friends and family planning to visit on a regular basis are often willing to volunteer their time and expertise.