Steps to Renovate Your Home

Are you looking to renovate your home? Perhaps you believe it’s time to update yourself on the ways of current times and perhaps then your wife will be content when she has guests over. It happens to all households at some point- over the years, taste changes and you find yourself having to make some adjustments. But you need to keep in mind that many renovation projects require steadfast planning and a methodical approach. Without this you’ll keep reverting to square one throughout the course of your project. So here are some tips that’ll come in handy when renovating your home!

Plan

By this we mean the very basics, outlining the foundation of what you plan to do. Assess what needs to be renovated and mark them down in terms of priority. Afterwards, lay out your budget so you don’t end up overspending (this is actually quite easy to do so don’t fall prey to this trap). Remember to add at least an extra 10% of your budget towards unplanned, emergency costs! These unplanned circumstances happen in every project so you might as well factor them in from the start.

Insurance

You can never be too safe so make sure you talk to your insurance agent and see if you’re happy with the coverage your project will be getting and see if it covers all your needs.

Contractor

Hiring a contractor, you get along well with is always a great idea since you’ll have a professional handling the provision and coordination of all your equipment, materials and labour.  Make sure to outline the scope of the work you need done and that all contracts are signed between you.

Permits and Materials

Many municipalities can be very picky about their permits so you’ll want to make sure your contractor checks all the latest regulations thoroughly. You don’t want to have to re-do any work. Then you can get about ordering all your materials.

Demolition

Generally, if you’re looking to create more space, framing must be carried out. And if you’re moving any walls, don’t forget to take this opportunity to create more windows and doors for your rooms. Have any brick wall repairs done professionally because this is essentially the foundation of your house that we’re talking about here.

Flooring

Usually there are two ways you can go about this and it depends on our contractor’s schedules. One, you can finish your flooring and then see to your painting or to prevent spills on that brand-new flooring, you can finish up your prime and paint first.

Cabinetry

Now that the walls and floors are both checked off the list, you can next head on to your cabinetry. Typically, you’ll want to see to the upper cabinets and then the lower.

Final Touches

Those final additions are vital from the final painting to the floor sealing and light fixtures amongst other hardware!

These are the basic steps to renovating your home! Don’t forget to plan first, else you’re leaving yourself vulnerable to many unknown circumstances.

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