Friday, August 31, 2012

Protecting Your Furniture While You Renovate

Renovations are a great way to bring new life or add value to your home, but they can get messy.  Dust, paint and debris often find themselves all over your furniture leaving it scratched, dingy-looking or stained. 

Here are a few ways to protect your furniture from becoming a renovation casualty.

Cover it:
Use drop cloths, plastic sheeting or even an old sheet. This method works great if you are doing work in another room and want to protect furniture throughout the rest of the house from stray particles. It will give some protection against damage in the room as well, but remember its not 100% effective; dust and spills will make their way through to your furniture so be careful.

Move it:
A second option is to move your furniture to another room as long as your renovations are contained to a different area. This will offer a lot more protection, but dust and debris can still travel so consider covering the furniture as an added precaution.

Store it: 
Finally, the safest option for your furniture is to store it. This will ensure it’s out of the way from the dust and debris as well as clearing the space for renovators to move freely without worrying about damaging something.

Remember to ask around for the best storage option for your project based on the furniture you have and how long your renovations will take.

What are your tips for protecting your furniture from damage?


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