If you’re planning complete home renovations, it can be tempting to dive straight in. However, there are many aspects of home improvement that should be done in a specific order and some that should be done simultaneously.
Find out the best way to approach your refurbishment project so that it goes smoothly and remains within your budget.
Strip out and removal
To start, you need to remove everything from the room. This includes the floor, ceiling, and anything else that may be in the way.
Once you have removed everything, it’s time to remove electrical wiring and plumbing pipes, something that should be completed by a professional if you’re inexperienced. If this is a bathroom renovation, then you’ll also want to remove any insulation around your pipes for protection against water damage during construction.
In addition to this, stripping out plasterboard will require a crowbar as well as an electric drill for boring holes through walls so that wires can be pulled through them later on in construction (this will save money).
Structural work – floors, ceilings, walls
If you want to renovate your home, you need to start with the essential part of the process: structural work. While other renovations will look excellent and improve your living space, they won’t do much good if you have a weak foundation or an inadequate roofline. If you don’t get your structure right, the rest of the hard work will suffer.
If you don’t have the skills or experience to do this type of renovation yourself, it’s best to hire a contractor who specializes in structural work. While none of us would ever admit it out loud (or even think about doing so), there are times when hiring professionals is simply necessary-and this is one of them.
First fix work – plumbing, heating wiring
Electrical work, plumbing, and heating all involve specialized trades, so you’ll want to get them done in order. It’s best to start with plumbing as it requires less planning than electrical work. You can then move on to the more complex tasks of heating and wiring.
If there’s a problem with your current setup (leaking pipes), it’s best not to wait until the last minute before fixing it. The longer something goes without being fixed, the harder it will be when you finally get around to doing something about it.
You can plaster and lay flooring in the same room. You can do either one first, but it’s a good idea to do plastering first because it’s messier than laying flooring.
Plastering involves mixing cement and sand with water and pouring it into cracks or holes in walls or floors. The mixture has to be set before applying another layer of mortar to create a smooth finish around the edges of your space after this step comes painting over your newly plastered walls with acrylic or oil-based paint that matches your existing decor.
Flooring involves installing vinyl tiles over concrete slabs or plywood subfloors if you’re doing renovations on top of an older house foundation (you’ll need more space for insulation later). If there are any gaps between sections of flooring, just fill them up with putty until they’re even, then sand down any rough bits so they’re nice and smooth before applying another coat of paint.
Second fix work – plumbing, heating, wiring
The second fix work is more complicated than the first fix. It includes plumbing, heating, and wiring.
Plumbing is often hidden, so you can’t see it until you move the shower to fit on your new tiles or remove the old toilet and run new pipes through the wall. Plumbing can also be complex. For example, if you want a bathroom with a comfortable corner shower but no room for radiators in that corner of your bedroom, there’s probably only one way to do this: pipe hot water from another room through plastic tubing under-floor (and hope it doesn’t freeze).
Heating systems are usually installed by professional engineers because they have to deal with complicated plumbing and wiring connections and gas safety certificates! When installing new radiators, ensure they’re correctly sized-too big or too small will waste energy. And make sure all radiators are fitted correctly because if they aren’t level, they’ll lose heat unevenly, which means wasted money on heating bills!
Bathroom, kitchen fit-out
Remodelling a bathroom or kitchen can be an expensive task, but it will pay off in the long run. If you’re planning on installing new taps and sinks, consider looking for products rated for low flow and water efficiency. And if you’re going to install new appliances such as dishwashers or washing machines, look out for those that have earned Energy Star ratings-they use less power than standard models.
If you’re looking to get started on complete home renovations, it is recommended to do it in the order outlined above. By doing so, you can ensure that complete home renovations are done right and without any unnecessary delays or expenses.