Establishing a timeline ensures that your home modeling project goes as expected and within your budget. Each of the following steps helps you to remodel your home successfully.
- Create A Budget
This should be your priority because it provides the scope of the work that you can do. The costs that you will have to factor into your home remodeling, including labor, the cost of materials, and contingency plans since things may come up during a remodeling project and such unexpected expenses could be anywhere between 10% to 20% of your total budget. When developing a budget, you want to emphasize structural repair costs over aesthetics, consider the proportion of a particular space inside compared to the rest of your house, and include waste management in your costs.
- Nail Down Ideas
This is the fun part: you get to collect inspirational photos and ideas for your home remodeling project. You want to nail down your new space’s exact look and feel and visualize your finished project. Now that you have your budget, you could look for things you like that you can also afford.
- Distinguish Between DIY And Professional Jobs
There may be some things that you were willing to do yourself, while others need to be handled by a professional. Home Care Contractors suggest that plumbing, electrical work, HVAC work, and moving or removing load-bearing walls should always be handled by a professional contractor. However, you may be more than capable of removing and replacing your own cabinets, toilets, flooring, and painting after your work is done.
- Research and Hire Contractors
Once you know which jobs will have to be done by a professional, then it is time to choose a contractor who will provide a detailed written statement, get all of the required work permits, have the required license and insurance to do the work and, most importantly, has experience in these types of renovations.
- Demolition Phase
You may have to clear out older parts of your home before installing new structures. This is why waste management is an integral part of your budget process – you will need to dispose of debris in a dumpster.
- Rough-In Process
The rough-in process involves bringing in your contractors to do the ductwork for your AC system, install electrical and plumbing systems, and doing other work that gets done behind walls and under floors. You should have a good idea of where you want outlets and other fixtures to direct your contractors.
- Framing and Drywall
Next, you will hang sheets of drywall over the work completed in the rough-in process. Your contractor may also add support beams to your home and move or construct walls during this phase.
You may be able to paint your walls by yourself after they have been adequately sanded down. Make sure to wear a mask during the sanding process!
- Add Fixtures
Now that you have walls, it’s time to add cabinets, toilets, bathtubs, sinks, and lighting fixtures. Next, you should install carpeting and flooring, and windows.
- Finishing Touches
During this step, you nail trim to your walls, add door frames and baseboards, and do the final cleanup. You can then bring in appliances such as dishwashers and clothing washers, and wall decor.