Anyday now my hubby and I are going to gut our kitchen.
Demo afternoon is slowly approaching and I am preparing.
The two of us are going to add a plastic sheet in the kitchen to limit the amount of dust. The two of us 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. The two of us also have talked about closing the vent in the kitchen and getting no HVAC. Since it is winter, that means no heating. I suppose I can bundle up and tear down a kitchen separate from heat. I suppose I can sand and mud separate from any oil furnace use too. The reason for not allowing any heat is not for money savings. I don’t want my oil furnace 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, then 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 conditions. It is much smarter to seal everything up, clean and then prefer the whole house heating effect. Those few tear down days separate from a oil furnace are going to be tough though. That room is really going to get chilly. It is going to make that already horrible job even more unpleasant. That is for sure.