Updated: May 5
We all dream of having beautiful homes or maybe breathing a new life into an old one, well in that case home renovation is the next step for you, however it can be extremely tricky and overwhelming for it to be a DIY. Now, you must know that home renovation comes with a lot of work and planning, you need to make sure that you are 100% ready for it so you can get the best results out of it, whether you want to do it by yourself or hire the big guns to take a load off your shoulders.
Today we’ve put together a list of the most important steps to a perfect home renovation to help you avoid all unnecessary inconveniences.
Many details go into getting a whole home renovation right, setting priorities is one of them. This step includes assessing what will be renovated, working on a new vision, and setting up your goals. It also includes other pre-planning steps such as schedule of work, establishment of a detailed timeline (Who wants to have a run in with a paint brush, or worse, a paint bucket), and make a to-do list so you can always know what you have yet to adresse.
Budget and finance :
When setting your budget, it is very important to be aware of the current prices on the market, this step allows you to come up with a final number of how much you can comfortably spend on the renovation , but then the cost depends on a mountain of factors, it can be affected by any lurking unwanted surprises in your house such as water damage, this is why you should always consider budgeting an extra 15 to 25 percent for any unexpected costs.
Decide when to DIY :
Before diving in, you should know that there are so many factors to a home remodel, and there may be some aspects that you can tackle yourself, however there are some projects that are best left to professionals, such as plumbing, HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), and many others, so at this point you should define the work you want to do yourself and what you’ll outsource to contractors and professionals. Once you know the work you’ll need a pro to handle, you can look into which contractor is the best choice for you .
Demolition (optional step):
Generally right before the demolition step, you may want to order the necessary materials you’ll need like lumber, drywall, you also may need to rent a large roll-off dumpster for the debris disposal during the demolition.
Demolition can be very dangerous, so if you decide to do any of it yourself exercise caution and follow safety precautions.
The behind walls work (optional step) :
This is where the HVAC, electrical and plumbing process begins, it includes any work done beneath floors, behind doors, and above ceilings; you’ll need plumbing and electrical inspection to ensure you have up-to-date systems? Having a diagram of the remodel plans is ideal for keeping this process moving efficiently. Next you’ll need to patch, hang drywall sheets , tape and sand it smooth .
It is important to know when to start with the painting process during your home renovation, we believe that it should come right after following the steps mentioned previously. Given its crucial role in the home renovation operation, the important thing to remember; especially when you are an amateur painter, is to well prepare your home for a perfect painting process.
Home decoration :
Getting to the decoration part is doubtlessly the most fun step above it all this is when you can start seeing the visual results, however any accessories, art or furniture, need to stick to a specific decorating style, this is why you need to pin down the design style you want in your home before any of the steps mentioned before, weather it’s transitional or modern, contemporary or framehouse you need to determine your home style by doing a little research on home styling design magazines , and get inspired by different elements .
Final touches :
There are a few last minute touches you should focus on when undertaking a home renovation, believe it or not, but those finishing are what makes your project feel complete, and helps bring your vision to life, don’t forget to add the backsplashes , floor sealing , light fixtures and many other final touches that you might find suitable for your home design style .