While a Home Renovation may sound like a dream, many people are unaware of what it entails and that there is quite a bit of preparation involved before the construction begins. Because of this, there is a tendency to jump into something that may not be a good idea to begin with. Here are a few tips that can be very helpful when undertaking a Home Renovation project.
*Dismantling an entire room- You cannot simply “demolish” an entire room, particularly if you have a large area or multiple rooms. It is much more realistic to only work on the rooms that will be used when the renovation begins. For example, if you are going to do some type of painting, there will need to be walls installed that will actually be painted during the home renovation process. As a result, you will need to first tear down the walls in order to get them to the stage of being ready for painting.
*Preparing the site- There are some locations that cannot be completely demolished in order to begin with. These include large areas that are too old or have improperly placed flooring or wall finishes. As a result, a contractor will need to be brought in to create a space that is appropriate for a Home Renovation project. In some cases, a subfloor will also need to be done to allow the homeowner to move their furniture into the new space without any interruption.
*Installing sinks- A typical bathroom remodel will involve the removal of the shower head, toilet, and bathtub. In order to change the layout of the area, a wall and or ceiling will need to be constructed in order to ensure proper flow. Often times, basement remodeling Alpharetta will involve the removal of a tile or ceramic floor as well as the installation of new linoleum.
*Building a foundation- Most types of home renovations will require the use of a foundation, whether it is to provide for the stability of the floor, or to create a basement that is safe to sleep in. This is an important component of the overall renovation plan and will also require some excavation of the existing flooring. Even with the addition of a concrete slab and siding, the foundation will need to be reinforced for better support.
*Installation of roofs- One thing that is also important to consider is the removal of all existing roofing, including the re-installation of asphalt shingles or cement shingles. This will ensure the continued protection of the roof from the elements. Once again, this may require the removal of a portion of the floor and/or walling for proper installation.
*Welding or grouting- Another consideration that many builders will suggest is adding roofing materials to the existing property, particularly in areas where there is winter weather-protection that is not in place during the construction phase. The location of the vents and leaks is also something that a contractor will need to know about when the project is underway. Many contractors also recommend the use of a gutter kit, as it helps to keep water from seeping through the foundation and eventually making its way into the home.
Now that you understand the details of a major renovation project, it is imperative that you go through with it and that you do not procrastinate on any steps that should be completed first. Some major home renovations require time and dedication; others require a quick “upgrade” of the current structure. It is all up to you to choose the route that is best for you.