Adrian Cruce

Home Remodeling Steps: A Checklist to Plan and Organize

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Are you fed up with living in a small, filthy, and out-of-date home and want to remodel the kitchen, bathroom, or living room? A whole-home redesign can fix all these difficulties and let you create your dream home without moving. Planning a whole-house redesign is a big endeavor, and it can be overwhelming to make the proper decisions. There is a way to make things more delightful.

Steps to Complete Home Renovation

Here’s the general order of a whole-home makeover, though it’s not exhaustive. Some of these processes may happen concurrently, but most can only be done once the prior one is finished. Here’s how to handle a home improvement project:

1.      Artistic Direction and Preparation

Pre-planning encompasses sketching out a financial strategy, communicating your concept to your builder, or designer, and obtaining necessary permissions. At this time, the builder will also assist you in determining the best moving and storage company for temporary housing throughout the renovation.

2.      Dismantling

You must tear down the old to make way for the new. Demolition can range from merely relocating old furniture and knocking down a few walls to a full gut that entails tearing out everything except vital structural parts and the outside walls.

3.      Rebuilding/Framing

The success of this stage is largely attributable to the plan you’ve implemented. Rebuilding could entail a major overhaul or be as simple as building new walls.

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4.      Plan out Mechanicals 

This phase, which encompasses everything “behind the scenes,” often occurs simultaneously in the reconstruction and frame phases. Essentially, this step encompasses installing all interior floor, wall, and ceiling components. Plumbing and electrical work may include only small changes or involve completely reshaping or re-plumbing the entire house.

5.      Interior Walls

You can hang drywall once the insulation has been set up, the mechanicals have been moved, and the foundations have been replaced. The process involves taping, mudding, waiting for the mud to cure, and then sanding. The walls can then be primed, painted, or given another finish. Paint is often applied at this stage by contractors to prevent drips and overspray on the finished product. Wallpaper is also a good choice as there are many high-quality choices these days.

6.      Flooring

It isn’t necessarily the preferred sequence for all contractors. Some builders like to wait until the paint has dried and the dust has settled before installing the final flooring. Your builder will talk to you about this step and ensure it happens right while remodeling your home.

7.      Cabinets

It is where your unique style will begin to emerge. This phase involves installing new cabinetry in the kitchen or bathroom, including higher cabinets for storing items, vanity units, and countertops with holes drilled for sinks and appliances. You can skip this if you’re updating the kitchen or bathroom rather than the bedrooms or living room.

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8.      Appliances

Your new space is now ready for occupancy. You can install new appliances if they fall within your allocated budget and scope of work. You can install all the appliances, from the refrigerator to the stove, the sinks and tubs to their fashionable faucets and fittings, and the washers and dryers. If you decide to preserve your current appliances, you can rest assured that they will be oriented to their new homes.

9.      Exterior Outlook

When the interior is complete or nearly so, you can move on to the exterior. Now that the roof is up, installing the gutters and siding is safe. Doors and windows may be damaged, so you must compromise the external work if you perform this task before it.

You can also make changes outside the house that might be connected to it, like adding a front porch or sunroom. Parts not attached to the house, such as garages and pools, should also be considered now.

10.  Finishing Outlook

Before cleaning can begin, all of the finishing touches will be applied. Touch-ups to the paint will be completed. These special touches, such as a tiled backsplash and rewired light fixtures, will be put in place. Door and window trims, hooks, shelving, and hardware are all included. It is where a professional interior decorator can help you realize your vision for the space.

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In a Nutshell

Many homeowners now use home remodeling apps to simplify the process. Let’s say you’re constructing a theme out of your preferred color palette or require a 3D image of your entire residence. It’s handy to access your home improvement plan via a phone app.

Make a binder with the necessary paperwork and information before starting the project. Tab separators allow you to set up categories, making organizing and keeping tabs on your data simpler.

Stay organized and avoid stress; nothing is worse than planning a remodel and forgetting about it.