Remodeling your home is exciting whether you’re fixing up the kitchen, living room, or master bathroom. Still, you should know how to prepare for your DIY home renovation. Let these tips guide you before you begin pulling down cabinets or busting through walls.
Update Your Security System
When you turn your home into a construction project, you should acquire security that reflects the new environment. You may have contractors, designers, and delivery people coming in and out of your home more often than usual. An advanced monitoring system can help you manage who’s in and out of your house.
Find Storage Solutions
You may need to remove items from your home to accommodate your remodel. Consider moving items to your garage or a friend’s place if space allows. Likely, you’ll need to rent space for at least a month.
Acquire Materials for Coverage
During a remodel, dust and debris will get everywhere. Prevent how much gets into carpets and tiles by covering as much as possible. Use tarps, plastic, towels, and anything else you can find to cover surfaces when you paint, drill, or saw.
The amount of garbage and debris that accumulates during a remodeling project requires daily cleaning. Prepare to remove the mess by finding an affordable dumpster rental. Fill the dumpster throughout your project and have it removed when you’re done.
Pro Tip: Remember to wear shoes in your home while it’s a construction zone. You don’t want to risk stepping on a nail or a piece of wood.
Find Extended Stay Accommodations
If your remodel makes your home unusable, look for a place to stay. For instance, you might not be able to use your kitchen or bathroom if you’re redoing them. Consider staying with friends or family or finding an extended stay hotel. These hotels have kitchens and utensils that transform the space into a small apartment.
Knowing how to prepare for your DIY home renovation is essential to your success. Don’t make rookie mistakes. Update your security system and keep your items secure. Cover all surfaces and clean daily. Further, you may need to find a place to stay while your place is being renovated. Make a list of everything you need to do before you start.