Here's how to protect precious woodwork during home remodeling and construction. Recycle used carpet pads removed with wall-to-wall carpet. The pieces are soft and flexible enough to wrap around banisters and other delicate woodwork. Secure the pads in place with strips of duct tape. This way, your wood will be safe from scratches, gouges, and heavy traffic during remodeling.
In retrofitting a home, it is important to consider the needs of anyone in the household who may use a wheelchair. Disabilities can make it difficult or impossible to carry out routine activities around the home.