How to Keep the Drama Out of Home Renovation

By: Danny Lipford

Bathroom wall demolition with sledge hammer.

Remodel Stress Factor #4: Dust, Debris, and Damage

A reputable, experienced remodeler is an expert in the “three D’s” of remodeling: demolition, debris removal, and dust containment. Make sure you have a conversation in advance with your contractor about how they plan to handle the inevitable mess of tearing out walls and ripping up floors, so you don’t spend months trying to clean dust from the rest of your home.

Damage can occur to your home or yard that you might not anticipate—such as the grass in your yard being trampled to death by legions of workers and heavy delivery trucks cracking the concrete driveway.

The additional cost associated with repairing damage to your home should be considered in advance, and a determination made as to who will pay for any problems that may arise.

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