We’ve all heard our fair share of cliched movie super villains and their whole “before creation comes destruction” spiel. Well, truth be told, they hit the nail right on the head when it comes to home remodels! And while demolition can be one of the most cathartic and satisfying parts of the home remodel process, to many, it can be a messy and time consuming affair. Fortunately, professional demo services are out there and are eager to lend a helping hand.
If, however, you’re interested in taking a bit of a DIY approach where you’re able in order to save a few bucks, there’s no shortage of tips and suggestions we can share!
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a complete amateur, the right oscillating tool is just one piece of equipment you simply can’t do without. Struggling to remove a chunk of drywall? Slap on a half-moon blade to your multi-tool and cut away in half the time! Looking to straighten out the edge of a particular cabinet’s trim? Work with a straight edge and make sure everything looks clean and reigned in. With the sheer amount of different blades and applications to be had, it’s no exaggeration to say that your demolition projects begin and end with a carefully selected oscillating multi-tool!
Home demolition is already a messy affair without having to consider blown-in insulation resting above the ceiling. Make it a rule to suck out all of the insulation in your attic before breaking down any ceiling or drywall and save yourself the dusty, cloudy mess. If you don’t have the tools necessary, you can rent the large vacuum required for the procedure for relatively cheap! If that doesn’t work out, you can also reach out to insulation installers who regularly provide a cleanup service in addition to blowing in new insulation.
If you’re working with materials like vinyl or tile, you’re probably biding your time trying to avoid pulling up your flooring. And that’s no surprise when you consider just how much of a hassle flooring removal can be, especially when you consider the process usually implies long and arduous labor that trickles away material little by little. Fortunately, time, patience, and health can be preserved with a walk-behind floor scraper! These innovative tools are known for reducing the strain on your back and wrists and also perform a much more seamless job removing vinyl and even breaking down tile with their impressive attachments.
Like with most processes, there’s are both mindless and smart ways of performing DIY home demolition. Keep these tips we mentioned in mind and preserve your home, your money, and, most importantly, your sanity before you embark on the transforming journey that is home remodeling!