Renovations are a large project to undertake, and they can help beautify and modernize your home. When remodeling your house, you should pre-plan everything before beginning to help make the process easier. The design and planning process will give you clarity on each stage of your renovation.

How to Organize a Renovation

Try organizing your renovation in sections for each area of your home. For example, consider grouping them into indoor and outdoor projects, then subcategorizing them into task items.

The Outdoor Area of Renovation

The outdoor part of your renovation project may include the foundation, windows, roof, and water issues. This is typically done first because all the following projects are impacted by these important structures. You have to take care of foundation repairs, the roof’s integrity, and any damaged windows. This will prevent the entire house from collapsing or caving in during the renovation process.

Organise a Renovation

Demolition Project

You can rent a large container before your demolition project begins so that you can dispose of the waste. Next, you can plan to demolish different areas of your home that you are getting rid of. You will need to get permits, use a contractor, and inspect the surfaces of your home before it is demolished. According to the Seattle general contractor HCC, this is so that the proper safety measures can be taken for homes that have lead-based paint, asbestos, or mold.

Structure and Walls

You can group together projects which include moving walls, installing new drywall, and adding doors and windows. This area can help you plan where to add beams, frames, or new windows. You will also need to add insulation to the ceiling, walls, attic, and basement.

Plumbing and Electricity

This will occur after new walls are built or demolished. Professionals will need to install plumbing and rewire electrical circuitry. You can include HVAC ductwork in this section or separate it from this project. An HVAC professional will build air conditioning and central heating inside the newly built areas of your home.

New Drywall

Drywall requires it to be hanged, mudded with compound, and sanded. They will need to be inspected by the plumbing or electrical inspector before the walls are sealed. After the drywall is hanged, it may need to be smoothed multiple times.

Detailed Carpentry

Next, you will have carpentry performed on your entire home. This is for the trim around doors and windows, bookcases, and more. You will need carpentry for the molding and baseboards of your home. Also, you can add trim to other built-in areas. This can be basic carpentry, or it can be very decorative.

Flooring

After you have removed old flooring, you can install a more modern one that improves your room. This can be tile, wood, vinyl, laminate, epoxy or concrete flooring or other materials.

Wallpaper, Painting, and Other Surfaces

After all the hard labor is done, you can add the finishing touches. This includes painting the walls, adding decorative wallpaper and ceiling trim. You can also polish surfaces in this phase, such as windows, countertops, and flooring.

Learn More About Renovation Project Planning

If you need additional help with your renovation, you can work with a team of professionals. They can help direct you on how to get started.

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