In what order should you remodel a house?

However, before doing any work, you have to plan, hire contractors, obtain permits, and so on, all of which take time. The most important aspect of the planning process is to make sure you have enough money to pay for the project, regardless of how big or small the scope of the work is. So, the second step of 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 prepared your plan and chosen your contractor, it's time to start the demolition.

To make way for the new, the old must first be cleaned. This involves not only demolition but also the removal of debris, so you'll likely have to rent a large rolling container to collect the waste. This will minimize risks and mess during your demolition project and allow you to finish it as quickly, safely and smoothly as possible. If you decide to carry out the demolition work yourself, be careful and follow all safety precautions.

Demolition can be very dangerous, especially if it is carried out in a haphazard manner. Once the demolition work has been completed, the “initial process” can begin. Because cables and pipes may need to be rewired, try to do all the roughing work before working on floors, drywall, and paint, as they could be damaged in the process. Once all plumbing, electrical, and air conditioning upgrades have been made and approved, the time will come to tackle frame and drywall construction.

Painting is something you can do yourself, but it can also be a tiring job. Experts are offering new advice on the best order to renovate a property after it was discovered that more than half of homeowners have made mistakes and 36% regret having made renovations. The results of the BestEating survey show that one in 10 has made mistakes when changing the structure of a property. Not only is it expensive to rectify this situation, but it can also have an impact on resale value: 63% of potential buyers feel discouraged by structural problems.

On average, a three- or four-bedroom property has 10 radiators, which could be replaced at a cost of around 1,600 pounds sterling. It is estimated that doing so would result in a resale value of 10,000 pounds sterling. Consider whether all electrical systems are secured, the location of the oven, refrigerator, and kitchen cabinets, and you may need the help of a designer to modify the design. Many retail stores, such as Homebase, offer free kitchen design consultations, while IKEA has a handy 3D kitchen viewer for experimenting with your home styles.

According to research by BestHeating, renovating a kitchen can increase the price of a property by up to 10%, making it worth the investment. The different costs involved in remodeling a house can be very different from what you think, so make a list of all the essential items and the ones you want to have in a spreadsheet.

Mario Krakowsky
Mario Krakowsky

Mario is a dedicated writer with over 15 years of experience in home remodeling, possesses an innate passion for transforming spaces and giving life to homes. His deep industry knowledge, coupled with practical insights, has made him a trusted source of inspiration for DIY enthusiasts and professional remodelers alike.