It is not a good idea to put off remodeling an entire house. For many, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In other words, you’ll have a general idea of how many details are involved, but you won’t know how many until you start your project. This is a very methodical procedure.
There are several steps to be aware of in remodeling homes.While this is not an exhaustive list, it does represent the general flow of a home renovation.
Here is a general plan for starting your entire home remodelling project.
Planning and Design
Making a budget, communicating your vision with your designer and builder, obtaining building permits, and any other pre-planning steps are all part of the process. Your builder will also help you determine whether you will need to relocate during the renovation.
Nothing new can be built unless something old is demolished first! Demolition can range from simply moving old furniture and tearing down a few walls to a complete gut, in which everything except key structural elements and exterior walls is removed.
Your strategy will largely determine the scope of this step. You may need to completely rebuild or just add a few new walls.
This step entails all “behind the scenes” elements and is typically completed concurrently with rebuilding and framing. This step essentially completes any work that remains inside the floors, walls, or ceilings. Minor plumbing and electrical changes, as well as complete house rewiring or replumbing, may be included.
The drywall process involves hanging sheets of drywall, applying drywall compound, letting the compound dry, and sanding it smooth until a seamless surface is achieved.
All contractors dislike this step. Some contractors may prefer to delay final floor installation until all of the paint has dried and the dust has settled. This step will be reviewed with you by your builder to ensure that it is at the proper stage in your overall home remodel.
Everything in your space that needs to be “fixed” will be installed right away. Kitchen and bathroom cabinets and fixtures will be installed, and your space will begin to take shape at this point.
At this point, refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, and any other appliances and mechanicals are installed. Your home is most likely fully functional at this point, though some finishing touches are still required.
This is the point where all of your hard work starts to pay off. Backsplashes have been installed, the perfect faucet for the half bath has been installed, wallpaper has been installed, and accessories, art, and furniture have been relocated.
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