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Tuesday, January 15 2019
Are you planning a home remodel for 2019? There are many reasons people decide to remodel their home, but the top two reasons are wanting a “new look” and upgrading a worn-out space. Whatever the reason for your remodel, you should go into the project with a set plan. Once your remodel is planned out (click here for tips on planning a remodel) and you’re ready to begin construction, there are steps you can take to make living through this noisy and messy inconvenience a little more bearable!
Dealing with Dust
With a home remodel, dust is inevitable, but there are things that can be done to limit the amount of dust and where it spreads. An easy way to ensure some of your household items are not exposed to dust is by packing away the items you won’t need during renovation, like knickknacks, picture frames, and more. Preventing dust from clinging to these items will make your life easier when the remodel is complete because you can unpack and reposition your clean, dust-free décor. Be sure to seal off the construction space, to limit dust and debris from migrating into your construction-free zone. You’ll also want to seal any air vents in the reno space as this is another avenue dust can travel through.
Keep the Construction Zone Clean
Construction is messy, but if you can keep the renovation space clean by sweeping/vacuuming up sawdust and disposing of trash and debris daily, you can combat the mess!
During a home remodel, it is easy to let your home organization get out of control! If your construction-free zone is a mess, this can leave you feeling overwhelmed and like you don’t have a space where you can relax and forget about the chaos going on in the room down the hall. Take time every week to pick up your living space, put things where they belong, and stay organized. You can even do some simple dusting and vacuuming to ensure the space remains dust-free, giving you peace of mind knowing that even a small part of your home is still in order!
Create A Makeshift Kitchen
During a kitchen remodel, you should designate a different part of your home as a makeshift kitchen. There is no doubt that living without a proper kitchen is very difficult, but you can ease the burden by setting up a functional space where you can prepare easy homecooked meals during the remodel. You can set up your toaster oven, crockpot, hot plate, and other appliances and make the most out of the (hopefully very short) time you’ll be without a real kitchen!
Take A Mini Vacation
If the remodel is becoming too much to handle, consider taking a mini vacation to escape the mess! Stay in a hotel for a night or two or visit family or friends to give yourself a break. this is a great way to de-stress, recharge, and come back to the remodel with plenty of energy and motivation to get the job done! Your remodel won’t last forever, so just remember to stay positive and look forward to having an updated and beautiful space to live in!
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