Renovating a room can be a daunting task, especially if you don't know the right order to follow. Experts have recently given new advice on the best order to renovate a property, after it was revealed that more than half of homeowners have made mistakes and 36 percent regret their renovations. The results of the BestHeating survey show that one in 10 has made mistakes when changing the structure of a property. Not only is this situation expensive to correct, but it can also affect resale value: 63 percent of potential buyers have been unmotivated by structural problems.
An average three- or four-bedroom property has 10 radiators, which could be replaced at a cost of around 1600 pounds sterling; it is estimated that this would accrue a resale value of 10,000 pounds sterling. Before starting any renovation work, it is important to consider if all the electricity is safe, the location of the oven, refrigerator and kitchen furniture, and you may need the help of a designer to redesign the design. Many retailers on the main street, such as Homebase, offer free consultations on kitchen design, while IKEA has a handy 3D kitchen viewer to experiment with the styles of your home. According to BestHeating research, renovating a kitchen can add up to 10 percent to the price of a property, making it worth the investment.
However, before doing any work, you have to plan, hire contractors, apply for permits, etc., all of which take time. The most important aspect of the planning process is to ensure that you have enough money to pay for the project, regardless of how large or small the scope of the work is. Therefore, the second step in planning a home remodel is to make a simple list of the work you want to do and decide if it's something you can do yourself or not. Once you've established your plan and chosen your contractor, it's time for the demolition to begin.
To make way for the new, you first have to clean up the old. This involves not only demolition but also the removal of debris, so you'll likely have to rent a large rolling container to handle the waste. This will minimize risks and clutter during your demolition project and allow you to finish it as quickly, safely and smoothly as possible. If you decide to do any of the demolition work yourself, be careful and follow all safety precautions.
Demolition can be very dangerous, especially when done at random. Once the demolition work has been completed, the “preliminary process” can begin. Since the wiring and plumbing will likely need to be reinstalled, do all the preliminary work before working with floors, drywall and paint, as they could be damaged in the process. Once all the plumbing, electrical and HVAC upgrades have been addressed and approved, it's time to address the structures and drywall.
Painting is something you can do yourself but it can also be a tiring job. After painting is complete, you can move on to flooring installation or replacement. Finally, once all these steps are complete you can start adding furniture and accessories. Renovating a room requires careful planning and consideration in order for it to be successful.
It is important to consider safety first when doing any demolition work and make sure that all permits are obtained before beginning any renovations. It is also important to make sure that there is enough money available for all aspects of the project before beginning any work. Finally, make sure that all preliminary work is done before beginning any painting or flooring installation.