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Posted by Becky Carter on November 3rd, 1997 08:05 PM
In reply to Small detail to remodeling by Becky Carter on November 3rd, 1997 07:55 PM [Go to top of thread]


* After you finish planning what you want to do,
and after you have moved all of your personal
items out of the way (maybe this isn't an issue
if you never lived in the farm house), and before
you tear down walls and make dust/chaos, remove
all window and door hardware, and other small stuff
(especially if you want to keep it) and put it in
zip lock bags (labeled as to where they go).

Stuff like door stops and hinges and whatnot seem
minor, but they can really add up ($$$) especially
if you want them to even be somewhat historical.

* Here are some details that no book warned us about:
- how high should the electrical outlets be....
if you have historically high baseboards, the standard
outlet height will cause a problem
- how high do you want your light switches.... again
with the historical jazz, you may want to move it all higher
- If getting dust in other parts of the house is
an issue (i.e. you are living in a couple of rooms
and working on a couple), then investing in those
magnetic vent covers is a good idea, so that dust
doesn't permeate the central air unit and throw
dust where it doesn't belong. Nevertheless, cleaning
the vents out thoroughly once you are done will save
dust being thrown everywhere the first time you turn
on the system.
- If a regrigerator (or any appliance) is going to be
living through the remodel, take care that you cover
it, so that dust doesn't get in the motor, thus putting
more strain on it.

Hope some of these ideas will help.


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