The average cost of a simple home renovation is $15,000. Around the country, the areas that receive the most renovations are the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Meanwhile, many homeowners build entire structures as attachments to the main house. Regardless of the purpose of the renovation, one thing always stands out – avoiding damage to the house. Below are some noteworthy details on how to do that.
- Protect unused surfaces in the home
If the renovation is only for a specific part of the house, it is recommended to cover all surfaces that will not be used. For example, walls and floors in proximity to the work area must be covered to avoid causing damage to them. When floors are exposed to debris, it increases the risks of scratches and cracks. When you haul bulky machinery to the renovation parts, the likelihood of breaking floor tiles is high.
Also, in narrow spaces of the house where work might be needed, uncovered walls near the site can be damaged. These inconveniences can be avoided by covering exposed surfaces with waterproof tarps. Also known as tarpaulin, these materials are tough and built for heavy-duty purposes like house renovation. There are several types of tarp on the market, but the best choice is waterproof ones. Quality tarpaulin stays on the ground and does not move or slide when stepped on. Their thick surface also resists scratches and dents, ultimately protecting your floors and walls.
- Invest in modern tools and equipment
With the help of technology, the construction industry continues to have access to new machinery and equipment built for specific purposes. Using the right tool for the appropriate job reduces the risk of causing damage. Additionally, it improves accuracy and precision and allows you to finish work on time. More importantly, there may be no need to repeat one-time tasks when the right equipment is used. This is important for home renovations.
Outdated tools and equipment are usually difficult to work with. It may require longer times and effort to complete one renovation job. In a worst-case scenario, you may end up causing damage to the renovated property. For instance, using an obsolete rotary hammer drill on your floors can cause further damage to a weak foundation. In these cases, the best option will be to hire a foundation repair contractor to avoid causing further damage to your home’s groundwork. These are inconveniences any homeowner can side-step during a home renovation project. The right modern tools can save you a headache.
- Designate a work area for the renovation site
Tasks like sawing and any other construction activity that can be done away from the home’s unrenovated parts are welcome. By isolating the work area at the site, you automatically reduce the risks of unintended damage to the rest of the house. A conducive work area can speed up tasks, help control debris and dust spread, and improve construction work satisfaction.
You should be able to complete a renovation project without ruining the house. Hopefully, you will consider bringing in experts and not treat the renovation as not everything should be a DIY project.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.