How Should You Prepare for a Remodeling Job?
Remodeling a kitchen or bathroom can be exciting but a little stressful especially if you are not prepared before hand. Whether the project is big or small, done by yourself or by a professional there are steps that need to be taken to ensure its success as well as safety for everyone while the work is being done.
First, limit the movement in and out of that area to just the people who need to be in there. That means keeping the kids and the pets out of the way. If you need to pen the dog up for a day or so, then do so. It will make the job faster and keep your pet safer if you keep them out of the way especially if there will be power tools, large open areas in the walls or other potential hazards such as bare wires, paint and other chemicals.
Remove the things that you will need on a day to day basis from the room before the work begins. If you can have the fridge moved to another room for a kitchen remodel that is great because you will still be keeping food safely on hand without having to interrupt work to fix a snack. If not, then use a cooler to move some basics to another room or get some non-perishable food items so that trips to the kitchen are minimized.
If you only have one bathroom then you might need to consider staying with family for a day or so while the work is being done. You can deal with a tub or a sink being out of commission for a day or so but you will not be able to avoid the need for a toilet. Find out how long the bathroom work will realistically take and how much will be usable during the process before you make any plans. One family planned a night in a hotel while a new toilet and tub were being installed and flooring laid. It was well worth the expense and the kids had a blast swimming in the hotel pool during the winter months.
Finally, remove all of the breakables, the valuables and the small items that can be broken, destroyed or lost during a remodeling project. The fewer things to work around or move means a faster project and that is the best for everyone.