As people are being told to stay at home and practice social distancing, they do not have anything to do but to spend almost all their time inside their house. This makes people notice some flaws in their house, whether it is a jaded cabinet, an old carpet, or a very space limiting kitchen – and they get to decide that they need a renovation or some remodeling.  

Because of the global health pandemic that is still currently happening, many contractors, even the best ones like the home renovation in Burnaby, are limiting the number of people working on sites and this means that projects are taking a long time to get finished than the usual. The same thing also applies to the DIY project. Below is the list of home renovations you should avoid during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

  1. Projects that bring many people and materials in the bathroom and/or kitchen 

In compliance with the order to observe social distancing, there is a need to limit contractors, from carpenters, electricians, to plumbers inside their house specially to places like kitchen where we store our food, and bathroom where we hygiene ourselves.  

2. Noisy projects that could create issues with the neighbor 

Because everyone is in their house, most of the people are doing their work and their studies at home, sot it is fitting that you keep minimal noises to avoid disturbing your neighbor. This includes avoiding to bust out the power washer, or maw the lawn, and anything that could disturb your neighbor doing studies and work. 

3. Expensive projects just for beautification 

Because of the global pandemic, a lot of states in America as well as countries in some parts of the world are experiencing economic crises. 

There is nothing wrong to have renovations that are expensive. However, it is still advised that you stall the upgrade even if you are very capable of spending until the economy recovers.  

4. Any projects that would require a PPE 

PPE or Personal Protective Equipment is sometimes required when doing certain house projects. But here is the conflict: because of the pandemic, there is a huge demand for PPEs especially by the health care providers. In fact, many hospitals struggle to obtain adequate supplies as the rest do not even have any protective equipment. Do not make projects that require PPEs as you will be contributing to the crisis already experienced by the health workers and the state.  

5. Projects that require a ladder 

Projects that require ladder can be extremely dangerous. This is why it is better to give them to the contractors, and since there are only small contractors available, it is better to postpone the project. When emergency or injuries happen, you would need to go to the hospital, and who knows what you will catch there, as you will have higher exposure to the virus coming from the patients in the hospitals.  

Final thoughts 

When doing projects, it is better that you consult only the professionals and avoid doing things on your won. And If you think u can do it, make sure that you avoid the projects we mentioned in his article.