Ready to Remodel? Here’s What to do Next
Once a project is envisioned, it can be hard to put the idea aside for long. So, you’ve decided to remodel, and these are the steps you should take next to ensure a successful remodeling experience.
Establish a Budget
The first planning step is to set a budget for the renovation. You may want to investigate the potential return on investment for your plans prior to committing to a particular remodeling project.
Experienced remodeling contractors recommend adding 10-20 percent to your expected costs for those unexpected expenses.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Depending on the scale of the project, you may want to chat with an insurance agent about how it could influence your insurance coverage or rates.
If your plans are extensive, you may need to check that your policy covers any damages or injuries that may occur during the renovation.
Get Remodeling Contractors Involved
There is no value that can be placed on the role of remodeling contractors, especially for medium to large scale projects.
They will help with all of the details you’d like including hiring subcontractors, securing permits, ordering materials, demolition and removal of debris from the property.
What to Expect Once the Project Starts
Generally, after necessary demolition is completed, any necessary work behind the walls, above ceilings and below floors begins. Next, hanging drywall, patching, taping and sanding exterior surfaces is done.
Then, any painting and flooring will be completed before putting in cabinetry and the finishing touches such as lighting and hardware installations. They will also handle any last-minute touch-ups that may be necessary.
After your remodeling contractors have cleaned up your newly renovated space, you can simply sit back and soak in seeing the realization of your vision brought to life.