Basement Renovation Week #3
Are we finished yet? (Sigh!) I know the end result of this project will be amazing but getting there is pretty tough for me. The workmanship is not the issue – they are doing an amazing job. It’s the process that’s difficult. I dislike this drywall and plaster stage. The dust it generates is crazy. It travels everywhere! A tip for controlling the dust factor is to have your subcontractors tape off the vents in the basement and shut off the furnace (which means no air conditioning either). Then on all other floors, close and cover all vents with a cloth. This helps to keep the dust from travelling throughout your home. Of course, the problem with that in my case is that the temperatures outside were a blistering 30+. Factor in the humidity and we were sweltering in almost 40 degrees Celsius heat. Lucky for me I was out on client sites that day so the heat in the house was not an issue. My son however did not fail to remind me of how hot our house was. Too bad for him (lol). As I mentioned in my earlier blogs on this subject, staying organized when renovations are taking place anywhere in your home is not always easy. Yesterday I came home to find a large supply of building materials (trim and mouldings) lying across my dining room floor! I was not a happy camper. Apparently whomever was delivering the supplies did not see the other subcontractor’s note to bring it down to the basement. So, he decided my dining room floor was a good place to store it! What the thinking process was to come up with that idea is beyond me. So. We won’t be using our dining room for meals any time soon. Maybe that means a few dinners out? Here’s to hoping!!! Keep smiling people.