Home remodeling projects can be daunting, but the experience will be rewarding. Having guidance on where to start and what steps to follow can make a big difference. Here are ten essential steps to help plan and organize your home remodeling project.
- Finding the right remodeling company
The first step is to find the right contractor to work with on your project. It’s essential to work with a reputable company experienced in completing projects of all complexities.
- Planning and design
Once you have secured the right remodeling company for your project, you can start planning and designing with your contractors. This will include communicating your entire vision for the remodel, working with budgets, securing permits, and looking into a temporary housing situation if your scope of work will require you to move out during the remodeling process.
This phase involves getting rid of furniture and gutting the inside of the area that will be remodeled. This can include tearing down drywall, removing carpet or flooring, removing cabinets, and removing walls. This also includes disposing of debris and old materials properly.
- Plumbing, HVAC, and electrical
This step will include changing electrical outlets, replacing electrical systems, changing plumbing piping for kitchens and bathrooms, installing central heating and air conditioning, and more.
- Framing and drywall installation
This step involves moving and constructing frames for new walls, adding support beams, setting up frames for doors and windows, and placing sheets of drywall.
After the drywall has been installed and sanded down, it is ready for priming and painting.
- Cabinets, fixtures, doors, and windows
Next, the cabinets, fixtures, doors, and windows will be installed.
This step will include the installation of all flooring. It is important that this step comes after the installation of cabinets, fixtures, doors, and windows so that the flooring doesn’t become scratched or damaged in the process.
Next, the appliances will all be installed.
- Finishing Touches
Finally, the last step is to finish up all the small details. This can include the baseboards, crown molding, trims, and finishes.
Hiring the right design-build remodeling firm can take many of these items off your home remodel checklist and help ease your mind. Work with someone who knows the market and understands the details of overseeing the steps of a whole home remodel in your city or town.
Partner with someone who truly understands the upheaval that a whole home remodel causes to your daily life. These types of businesses will make sure they create a plan for you and your family that makes sense and gets you back into your home and living comfortably as soon as possible.
If you’re looking for a home remodeling contractor to accompany you on this exciting journey, contact D&L Builders.