It can be difficult to know where to begin when planning a home makeover, but we’re here to help with 10 simple steps.
Planning, Nail down a budget
Before you start any remodeling projects, you’ll want to make sure you have the budget in place. If you don’t have a budget in place, you are likely to end up spending more money than you need to, which can result in unfinished rooms, or a room that doesn’t end up being as large or functional as you had hoped. If you’re planning a home renovation project, your first stop is to get an estimate from a licensed contractor. Make sure the contractor you choose is experienced in home renovations and has a good reputation in your area.
The demolition process can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be. Generally speaking, it should be a process that takes place outdoors, as you want to keep the house structurally sound, and inside demolition is usually done with a gas explosion or with a high-power torch. Demolition will involve tearing down the walls, ceilings, and floors of your home. It’s important to tear down all the interior walls before you start ripping apart the exterior walls, as you don’t want any interior walls or framing left in place when you rip everything else down.
HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing
During this phase of your home remodeling, you’ll want to begin looking at the HVAC system, the electrical system, and the plumbing system, as these all need to be ready for the new upgrades you’re about to install. As for the HVAC system, it’s important that you have this portion of your home remodeling project ready to go before you start installing the new flooring or drywall.
Framing and Drywall
Once you have all the walls torn down, you’ll want to begin framing the new rooms. You can do this using standard framing techniques, or you can use a engineered framing system. Framing is the process of putting up walls, ceilings, and roofs to create your new rooms. Framing can be done with wood studs bought in sheets and cut to size, or engineered framing lumber. Drywall is the interior wall material that you can use to finish off the walls. You can choose from a wide range of drywall patterns and finishes.
Painting is one of the most important portions of your home remodeling project. You want to choose the right paint for your rooms, as well as the right paint color for the walls. Home remodeling projects can be visually appealing when done with the right paint color and the right paint finish.
Cabinets & Fixtures
Installing custom cabinets and fixtures can change the whole look and feel of your home. In the cabinet and fixture installation portion of your home remodeling project, you can choose from a wide range of products, including kitchen and bathroom cabinets, ceiling fans, sinks, counter tops, and wall cabinets, among many others.
Doors and Windows
Installing new doors and windows is a part of your home remodeling project that can make an impact on the aesthetics and the functionality of your home. New doors and windows can give your home a fresh look, and they can also increase the amount of natural light in your home. To choose the best doors and windows for your home, you’ll want to consider the style and the size of your home, as well as the climate conditions in your area.
Clean House & Air Vents.
When you’re ready to clean out your home and get rid of things that no longer have a place in your new space, you can begin by removing the debris from the exterior and interior of your home. When you’re finished with this cleaning process, you’ll want to ventilate your home by installing air vents in the ceiling and the walls. You can also use air vents in your windows to help circulate air throughout your home.
Choosing the right flooring for your home can make a huge impact on the aesthetics and function of your home. You can choose from a wide range of flooring materials and styles, including laminate, engineered wood and tile, and luxury vinyl plank. You can also select from a wide range of vinyl and carpet tiles that can add a twist to your typical flooring choices.
Trim and Finish Work
The finishing work portion of your home remodeling project can give your home’s interior a fresh, clean look. You can choose from a wide range of finishes for your trim and for your walls, ceilings, and floors. The finishing work is also the perfect opportunity to spruce up your home with art from your favorite artists.