It always gets worse before it gets better. We had our stairway completely tented off for painting.
Our house was a complete disaster during that project. It felt good to rip down all the plastic only to realize there was residue/dust everywhere! Every surface had to be wiped, vacuumed, swept…but we did it and the house sparkled. Fast forward 5 days and our house was a disaster once again. It definitely got worse when they ripped out all the carpet and every piece of furniture in 5 bedrooms and a loft had to be moved.
Several rooms in the house started to look like this:
Because most of the rooms needed to look like this:
I hate chaos and our house looked like this for a few days while we pieced everything back together. But new carpet makes this mess totally worth it. Pictures to come.