Anyday now my husband and I are going to gut our kitchen.
Demo day is slowly approaching and I am preparing.
We are going to add a plastic sheet in the kitchen to limit the amount of dust. We are only going to use the side kitchen door so no other dirt is tracked through the house. It is our hope to limit the amount of clean up afterwards. We also have talked about closing the vent in the kitchen and getting no HVAC. Since it is winter, that means no heating. I think I can bundle up and tear down a kitchen without heat. I think I can sand and mud without any heater use too. The reason for not allowing any heat is not for money savings. I don’t want my heater to run while there is dust flying around since it will suck it up into the system. Then my ductwork will be totally coated with drywall dust and debris from the tear down. When the project is done and I run my HVAC system, the dust will fly from room to room and dirty all my surfaces. It also will pollute my indoor air quality. It is much smarter to seal everything up, clean and then enjoy the whole home heating effect. Those few tear down days without a heater are going to be tough though. That room is definitely going to get chilly. It is going to make that already horrible job even more unpleasant. That is for sure.