Has the moment you’ve been waiting for finally arrived? Is your home about to undergo an extensive renovation project that will completely transform the look and feel of the space? If so, there is no doubt that you’re excited and anxious to see the incredible results, but before work gets started, it’s well worth taking a look through your home and figuring out how you can protect surfaces, items, and areas that you don’t want touched or ruined during the process.

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For those who have never undergone renovations, you may not be sure about the best steps to take, which is why we’ve compiled this list of five ways to protect your home during the project.

Cover Up the Flooring

Whether you have tiled flooring, hardwood, laminate, or carpeting, you want to be sure that during an extensive renovation project, the floors are protected at all times. Contractors can easily track in mud, dust, dirt, and debris, plus there is always the chance of spilled paint on the floor. Rather than taking the chance, look for products that are specifically made to protect floors.

A great example is the X-Board Surface Protector from Trimaco that is meant to be used with the X-Board Seam Tape to ensure you get that tight protective seal. This heavy-duty seam tape protector is both flexible and strong, making it extremely easy to use. There’s no need to have any DIY skills in order to apply it perfectly.

Move All Furniture Out of the Way

This tip will not only keep your furniture safe; it also provides the contractor with room to move around during the renovation. Experts suggest moving all large items such as furniture to the center of the room. You will then want to cover everything with drop cloths that are thick and will protect the items from paint spills and dust.

Get Rid of Obstacles

If you will be moving items in and out of the house, including supplies, materials, and equipment, then you will want to ensure there is a clear path without any obstacles. This could mean removing decorative rugs, wall art, and other décor that could potentially be in the way, be knocked over, or damaged.

Pack Up Collectibles and Breakable Items

Rather than take the chance, it is also advised that you pack away anything that is breakable, collectible, or holds special value to you. Place the items somewhere safe in the home where renovations aren’t taking place.

Perform a Daily Cleanup

The final tip is to make sure you perform a daily clean-up after the work wraps up. This could mean sweeping, dusting, and/or vacuuming. By staying on top of the cleaning and performing the chores daily, there won’t be a chance for it to build up and work its way to other areas in the house.

Fabulous Results While Protecting Your Home

By taking each of these steps, you’ll be able to protect your home even during the most extensive of renovation projects.