If you are planning a home renovation, you should surely protect all the belongings you want to keep so that they do not get damaged or dirty during the work. And move all those bulky objects and furniture that may make work difficult, whether in another space in the home or a storage room.
Today, we want to talk to you about the importance of preparing the home well before starting the renovation. With this, we will avoid increases in the budget due to damage and we will ensure that the final cleaning does not last for days.
Protection of objects and furniture
Moving is quite heavy, but with good planning and organization, it can be made more bearable. It is not necessary to take all the things, perhaps it is a good time to get rid of those things that are unnecessary to us.
According to Kitchener home renovations experts, we must store the objects in cardboard boxes and use some packaging material such as foam or bubble wrap for the most fragile ones.
Cover furniture or larger objects with plastic and seal them with tape to prevent them from collecting dust; or protect them with fabrics and blankets so that they do not break or suffer any damage at the time of transfer or during the work.
Transfer and storage
In a renovation, you will most likely have to move all your things to another place, leaving the space free of obstacles to be able to work comfortably and safely.
Whenever possible, all things can be moved to a bedroom or other space in the home that is not affected by the work. Or move them to another location, either in a garage or a storage room, so that they are kept safe until the work is finished.
If you want to be calmer you can always hire a moving company. It will be an extra investment but it will be well worth it.
Staying or leaving
If it is a comprehensive renovation (or almost) you will have to temporarily move to another home. If it is partial and essential spaces such as the kitchen and bathroom are affected.
Living with the works is not easy due to the inconvenience they cause: noise, lack of cleanliness and privacy, water and electricity cuts, presence of dangerous materials, etc. Apart from the anxiety that the alteration of routine can bring.
If you decide to stay at home, you must have a minimum infrastructure: a working bathroom and a space to sleep and to store all your junk without hindering the work.
If you do not have an operational kitchen you will always have the option of going out to eat. To avoid stress and frustration you will have to become aware that routine and order are going to be disrupted.
Protect the elements of the home
We must also remove or protect with plastic and paper all those elements that we want to preserve and that may be affected by the works: doors, windows, floors, radiators, countertops, air conditioners, and our other lifestyle items.
Safely seal those areas that will not be part of the work so that debris and dust do not enter. And enable passage areas so that workers can circulate without problems.
Avoid inconvenience to neighbors
Another point to take into account is the common areas with neighbors. We must protect those spaces that are going to be used so that dust, dirt, and debris are not a problem.
Normally, the entrance to the portal, the elevator, and some sections of the stairs and landing are usually protected with cardboard or other material.
Likewise, we will have to deposit waste in the spaces and containers provided for this. Leave everything clean as it was at the beginning and take care of any damage that may arise during the work.
Finally, add that for a renovation to be satisfactory, we recommend hiring experienced professionals who guarantee a job well done, with order and cleanliness. Contact T-ROC and get the best renovation services in all Greater Toronto Areas (GTA).