2020 is a whirlwind of a year; nevertheless, many homeowners are still partaking in some home improvement projects. As daunting as home improvement projects are, they are nothing compared to the global pandemic, killer bees, or monumental elections. It feels as if we can handle everything at this point.
What can you do to feel comfortable bringing workers into your home during 2020 and 2021?
Plenty of contractors have created COVID-19 plans (such as Sound Painting, check out our COVID blog post!) that work to keep you, your loved ones, and their crews safe. Though these plans describe in-depth the numerous cleaning and social distancing tactics that the crews do to keep everyone safe, there are a few things that you can do too! We collected some tips and tricks from homeowners who had interior work done during 2020.
Here are some pointers:
- Create clear guidelines with your home services providers. Ensure everyone is masked up, at least six feet apart, and that surfaces are disinfected before and after use. Signing your contract is a perfect time to ask questions and create these guidelines.
- Make a plan, budget, and timeline for your home improvement projects. This will allow you to stay organized and manage your time and money properly. This will also help you find ways to live around your projects. Don’t forget to share your timeline and budget with your contractor so everyone involved is on the same page!
- Do your interior work in phases. This will allow you and your family to stay in one part of the house while work is being done to follow social distancing guidelines.
- Use this time to get out of the house. Go for long hikes, walks, and other outdoor adventures. We have all been stuck in our homes for too long, so use this as an excuse to escape!
We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic will put many interior home improvement projects on hold for the foreseeable future, especially for those with preexisting health conditions. We hope to provide some tips for allowing these projects to happen according to your plans while, more importantly, keeping you and your loved ones safe.
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