Do you wish your home was a little more stylish than it actually is? If so, you’re not alone. There are millions of people who want to live in properties that look elegant but aren’t sure what they need to do.
In this post, we provide a step-by-step guide to help you make your home look its best. If you implement everything we discuss here, you’ll be the envy of the community.
Start With A Plan
The first thing to do is to develop a plan that describes precisely what you would like to achieve in your home. Your plan might include how much time you want to dedicate to the renovation and the budget you’ll need to get it done.
Work Out How Much It’ll Cost
The next step is to figure out how much it’ll actually cost to do the work compared to the money that you have in the bank.
Calculate the likely overall cost using online calculators or contract contractors directly to ask for quotes.
Hire A Professional
Once you get your finances in order, the next step is to hire a contractor who knows how to bring your plans to fruition. As Lakeside Renovation & Design points out, contractors specialize in different types of renovations. Some, for instance, are better at exteriors while others have vast experience in attic conversions.
Get The Necessary Insurance
The insurance that you need depends considerably on your location, so you’ll need to talk with providers before any work goes ahead. Check that you have the total amount of coverage that meets your requirements. Remember to cover not just liability, but also damage to your home. Renovations could potentially cause structural issues that are expensive to fix if you pay out of pocket.
Making substantial renovations without the right permits already in place is risky. In fact, the majority of contractors won’t actually begin work until all the correct documentation is in place.
Make sure that you understand all the local regulations as well. For instance, there may be ordinances in place that forbid building work before 8 am or after 7 pm. There may also be rules regarding the aesthetics of any changes you make to your property.
Demolish Any Existing Structures
The next step is to demolish any existing structures (or strip out any fittings)that you no longer need. Make sure that you have a large skip standing by. There is always more waste than you imagine.
Begin The Wall Work
Once everything that needs to go has gone, you can start rebuilding. Talk to your contractor about the wallwork and the types of electrical wiring and plumbing that you want. Remember to get fittings that are suitable for your appliances.
Paint And Do The Finishing Touches
Lastly, you’ll want to paint your interiors and then apply the finishing touches. Always do the painting first, as it is extremely messy. Finishing touches include things like installing exterior cladding, light fixtures, seating, furniture and vinyl. Once that’s out of the way, your new home is ready.