Although not every home renovation works in exactly the same way, you may want to follow a specific plan to avoid unnecessary work.
Many renovation projects involve multiple stages and to get everything right it is important to follow the 10 steps we are mentioning and take them seriously.
1) Make a plan
Evaluate what you would like to renovate and prioritize. This includes deciding where to start and making sure you have the time and budget needed to get the job done.
2) Set a budget
It is important to know in advance how much you can spend on renovating your home.
This is necessary so that all the work is completed on time and so you can come in and enjoy your renovated home as quickly as possible. Effectively you need to search a lot for the cost of all the work you want done.
Our experience for so many years in the field of home renovation has shown us that it is very good to have an extra amount of money around 20% for possible expenses that may arise such as extra work that you want to be done or is necessary and you did not anticipate them like plumbing for example.
3) Selection of contractor
Research and choose a contractor or construction company that inspires confidence and makes you feel comfortable.
If you make a contract that clearly defines the scope of work and the needs, you can be sure that everything will go exactly as you want and without unexpected costs because the above document can serve as a useful reference point for you and the renovator.
4) Talk to your insurance company
Consider contacting your insurance company before and after renovation to make sure you have the amount of coverage that suits your needs.
A renovation can greatly increase the value of your home, so you may want to increase the coverage limits so that your investment is better protected.
It is also a good idea to make sure that the person undertaking the project has the appropriate insurance.
5) Get licenses and materials
Some permits are required to carry out such a project. So it is important to look for what you need to avoid problems and delays. Also make sure that your contractor has all the necessary permits to carry out the project.
Once you have arranged the permits, you may also want to start ordering the necessary materials such as wood, drywall, new windows and doors, etc.
6) Start demolishing potential walls you no longer want
It is very common when renovating a house to demolish some walls to open the space or to want to create new windows.
So as soon as all your materials arrive at your site and have been checked, demolition can begin.
7) Work on the walls
In general, this is the time for critical work behind walls, under floors and on ceilings such as:
- Plumbing and electrical work,
- Heating and air conditioning installation,
- Insulation, tiles etc.
8) Painting and laying floors
Some contractors may want to finish the floor first, while others prefer to prime and paint before working on the floor (to prevent leakage into the new floor).
So at this stage the experts will undertake to:
- Paint your walls in the colors you have chosen or that have been suggested to you when designing the house
- Lay the tiles, marble or wooden floor you have chosen.
9) Installation of cabinets and large furniture
Now that the walls and floors have been laid, the room is starting to look more and more like the pre-agreed design. The next step is to place the cabinets and large furniture. All this is important to place carefully so as not to scratch the new floor and freshly painted walls.
10) Last details
It’s time to add the latest details and home decorations like the latest furniture, lighting and all your personal decorations that will make it have your personal touch and match your character.
Once the home renovation is complete, be sure to take some time to enjoy your new environment and live the moment you have been waiting for so long.