Written by Mina Fies, Synergy Design & Construction
Most homeowners avoid remodeling projects because they’re afraid of the disruption (and the mess) it will create in their home.
While it’s impossible to completely avoid dust and debris during the process a great contractor will go the extra mile to keep the disruption to a minimum. A few signs to look for in a well-organized job site include:
- Temporary plastic walls and zippered doorways to separate construction areas from the rest of the home
- Floor protection is installed to protect walkways to and from the outside
- HEPA Air Scrubber or other high powered vacuum is in use
- The dumpster is frequently emptied to minimize dangerous (and unsightly) conditions
- Garage or staging area is organized with tools in place at the end of each day
- The spaces being renovated are broom swept daily and left in an orderly fashion
Our featured renovation this month is a Reston townhouse kitchen and first floor. The original floor plan didn’t allow the spaces to interact well. We opened it up from the entry to the kitchen and main living area.
The home is now flooded with light and the updated space is great for entertaining. “What was especially nice was that everything was clean when I came home every night. They took time to clean every day and didn’t have boards and tools lying around everywhere,” commented another happy Synergy client.
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