Undertaking a home remodel can be quite a challenging task. But, knowing about the major stages involved in such a project helps ensure the project is completed without any trouble. There are 5 distinct stages to any remodeling project. An expert contractor will be needed to ensure everything goes off smoothly.
Now, let’s take a look at each of these stages:
In this stage, you need to simply list down everything you want to get done based on priority. Make as many changes to this list as you want. But once you begin the project, there’s no going back. Changing your mind about even the smallest of things like door hardware or faucets can cause major delays. You may be forced to reschedule contractors and reorder materials. That’s a huge waste of time.
The next stage is budgeting. You can ask a few contractors to give you an estimated cost for your project. Most of them will be more than willing to give you an estimate. A professional contractor will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate too. If your friends or family have got any similar work done recently, you can also ask them how much they paid. Costs may vary from place to place, though. So keep that in mind. Make sure the contractor you hire is a professional will all the proper licenses and insurance in place and that they provide you a comprehensive, formal quote before starting the work.
This involves removing things like walls, wiring, carpets and flooring. This work is difficult and can get messy. But, you could save some money by doing it all yourself. It doesn’t take as long as the construction work, but can be troublesome. Remember to remove all of the breakable items near the work areas and also cover your furniture so it is safeguarded from dust and debris.
If you are carrying out a large scale project, you should move out for the time being. This is because, you may not have access to amenities like water, electricity, heating, TV, etc. during the remodel. You could rent an apartment or stay with a friend. You could even consider staying at a local hotel although that will cost a bit more.
This is the final stage and involves the removal of all of the dust and debris from your home. It involves a lot of labor intensive work just like the demolition stage. You could consider doing it yourself in order to save on costs. It’s not as easy as it looks, though.
These are the main stages involved in any home renovation project. Knowing them will certainly reduce the stress you have to face during the remodeling project.