When you are remodeling or renovating a home, there will be many things you have to consider. From the logistic challenges of scheduling the delivery of equipment and supplies and organizing where it is stored, to planning out when the work will take place and in what order, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the demands of home improvement.
Debris, dust, and dirt are inevitable side effects of home remodeling. If you are going to minimize the stresses and strains associated with home improvement, then you could do with a few tips that will help you keep on top of the mess and stay focused on all the jobs you have to do.
Here are three things to remember when you are remodeling a home that can help you maintain a clean and safe working environment, and stop the dust and debris of home improvement making a mess through your home.
Take as Much Out as You Can
Before any work begins, you should get as much furniture, goods, decorative items and keepsakes out of the room or house as possible. Your work areas need to be as empty as possible if you are going to get the job done right.
Not only does this give you more space to work in, but it also prevents any damage being caused to any precious or expensive items, and prevents you from having to clean or paying someone to clean dusty furniture or knick-knacks.
Isolate Areas – Don’t Let the Debris Travel
A good way to keep other areas of the home clear of dust and debris is to isolate the area you are working in. You should have some sort of plan or preventative measures in place to prevent dirt being walked through the rest of your home.
A good plan is to cover doorways and paths through the home with secured plastic or paper sheeting, or any old carpet that you won’t be needing. This can keep dust from traveling through the rest of the home.
Cover Surfaces as Much as Possible
You should also take the time to cover the surfaces in the area you are working in. You should protect the flooring in areas where you are painting or sanding.
There are many durable temporary floor coverings, and you can secure them with Trimaco’s x-board tape. This tape is any handy-person’s best friend, as it firmly secures these floor coverings together as it is very strong, but is flexible enough to survive in a heavy-duty work environment.
Remodeling and renovating a home can be very challenging, but ultimately, very rewarding. You may think that the biggest reward will be the financial value you are adding to the home, but when you have completed your work and stand back and admire your achievement, you will undoubtably feel the most reward when you see the results of all your hard work.
By using our tips to maintain a clean, clear and safe working environment, you will achieve your goals sooner, and hopefully without any mishaps or mistakes along the way.