This morning: the only place to go is up, right?
I think that's the underlying motto of every home improvement/DIY show I've seen. Any project bigger than a bread box will always make a mess and disrupt the house before it gets put back together and looks good again. We've started redoing our living/music room, and that room and the adjoining dining/office area are trashed at the moment. We'll be painting the walls, cleaning the carpet, removing some furniture and rearranging what's left, and finally rehanging the art. What a mess!