The prospect of renovating your homes is always exciting, however, there are a few things you should keep in mind. During the early stages of your project, there are some steps you should take to ensure that it runs smoothly. By being cautious now, you can make the whole process much more efficient, regardless of how simple or complex the project may be. iRemodel Home Renovations has put together a list of things you should do to prepare yourself for your home renovation project.
Prepare for Noise Pollution
Renovations are rather noisy affairs, regardless of the project size. During any renovation, you can expect to hear the sounds of hammers striking nails, machinery, saws, people talking, glass breaking, and even heavy trucks.
If you plan to live in your home while the work is being completed, it is a good idea to stock up on noise-canceling gear for the whole family. Depending on the actual work hours, getting some sleep may be difficult. Adjust your timing or perhaps find a far corner in which to nap during the day. The amount of noise pollution you will experience depends on the size and type of your project. By understanding that it will be around ahead of your project starting, you can schedule your family’s activities accordingly.
Prepare Yourself for Chaos
Renovating your home will make your internal space smaller before it gets bigger. That may seem backward, but the tools and materials that will be used in your home have to be stored somewhere. This can mean dedicating your garage to paint buckets, tarp, planks, wood, and more, or even handing over your backyard as a staging area.
One way to help keep the chaos to a minimum is to make sure everything is neatly stored and out of the way to avoid accidents. While it may be hard to give up your space during your improvement project, the sacrifice will be well worth the wait.
Dust, Allergen & Air Pollution
Construction dust and foggy air are another part of home renovations that you can’t prevent. Covering your upholstery and surfaces with plastic or tarp will help protect them from damage. However, tarps can’t keep dust and allergens out of the air. In addition to renovation dust being airborne, it is also much clingier than normal household dust. The stickiness of this type of dust can make it harder to clean and even harder on your lungs.
One way to combat internal air pollution from construction is by sealing off unused rooms in the home while the work is underway. It is also important to avoid using central heat or air because the enclosed system will pull polluted air from work areas and spread it all over the house. Anytime there is a lull in the work, such as on the weekends, dust and clean your home thoroughly. Depending on the type and size of your project, you may even find yourself vacuuming your house several times daily to prevent dust buildup.
How We Can Help
Upgrading your home is an exciting endeavor that can sometimes take over your life if you let it. Working with iRemodel Home Renovations can help you keep your project on track with minimal interruptions to your regular schedule. For more information about our Toronto home renovation services, give us a call at (416) 825-2542 today.