A whole-home renovation can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and is an extremely exciting process, especially for a first-time homeowner. However, such a large project involves many details and can be a daunting undertaking so it is important to have a solid plan to minimize stress and maximize success. Hiring a good designer construction firm is critical to the success of your project. Here are a basic set of to-dos to ensure that your dream remodel does not turn into a nightmare.
Planning and Design
Before the first swing of the hammer and the power tools start buzzing, have a good talk with your contractor, and communicate your vision clearly. In this step, make sure to also go over your budget and expected timeline.
Get rid of the old to make way for the new. Haul off as much material as you can that is no longer needed. Do as much demolition as you can early on to have a clean slate for any home additions
Frame the New Structure
Frame new walls, and add new support beams as needed. This step is largely dependent on your plans and can be a major undertaking or just a quick step in preparation for the next item in the checklist.
Plumbing and Electrical
This step should run concurrently with rebuilding and framing. Everything that needs to be in place “behind the scenes” should be done during this step. It could mean a few minor adjustments or completely redoing your wiring or plumbing.
This is where all the hard work begins to pay off. Work with your designer remodeling firm to pick out things like appliances, accessories and furniture.
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