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You’ve chosen to renovate a room in your house and you’re eager to get things underway. It could be a simple renovation - like adding a new lick of paint to the room - or something more complex, like knocking a wall down for an extension.
During any renovation, there’s always one question to keep in mind: what do you do with your furniture? If you’re not replacing it, it needs protecting. You’ll do a lot of work in the room you’re renovating, so how do you ensure your furniture doesn’t get damaged or covered in paint? Here are three different ways to protect your furniture, with each one offering an increased level of convenience.
The simplest method is to protect your furniture with covers. Lay protective blankets over things so they don’t get hit by paint, dust, or debris.
Realistically, this is only convenient if you’re doing minor renovation work that doesn’t require your furniture to be moved out of the way. If you’re painting the ceiling or walls of your living room, some furniture coverings can be all that’s needed to protect the sofa and chairs.
For larger tasks that require furniture to be moved around, you’ll have to explore the other two options.
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Move Your Furniture To The Garage
One of the many benefits of a garage is the ability to add storage space to your home. When renovations begin, you can move some items of furniture into your garage to keep them protected. They’ll be completely out of the way, so you can get on with everything without worrying about damaging your furniture.
It’s a convenient solution - but there are two major concerns:
Some of you may already have things in your garage, so there’s not enough room for any furniture. Or, you converted it to a home gym or something else practical, so it can’t be used as a storage solution.
In this case, the third option is likely the best one for you.
Keep Your Furniture In Storage
Lastly, you could keep your furniture in storage until your renovations are over. This is the most convenient option as you don’t need extra storage space in your home and everything can be well out of the way.
You can find self-storage companies that come to your house, load your furniture on a truck, and transport it to a storage unit. Or, there are providers like SMARTBOX Solutions, Inc. that introduce the idea of portable storage containers. In this instance, a company delivers a storage container to your home and you can fill it with your belongings. You then either keep the container on-site until the renovations are over, or it gets picked up and moved to a storage facility.
Storage solutions are excellent when you don’t have enough space in your home to store furniture and the items can’t remain in the room being renovated.
All three of these ideas will work - and they will protect your furniture while you conduct remodeling work. Our suggestion is to pick the method that suits your needs the most. Small jobs may only need some protective covering while larger jobs require you to move your furniture to a safer storage location.
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