What are the stages of remodeling a house?

Fortunately, we have worked with many Central Ohio homeowners on their comprehensive home renovation projects and we know how many details are needed to get a complete home renovation done right. We love to plan, design, and build the renovations our customers dream of, and over the years, we have developed a general checklist for comprehensive home renovation to help our customers better understand the process. So what are the general whole-house remodeling steps you should follow? And what kinds of things should be on your home remodeling checklist? Here are our best tips to help you plan and organize your renovation. The extent of this step is largely due to your plan.

You may need to do a thorough reconstruction, or this may only consist of framing a few new walls. This step includes all the “behind the scenes” elements and is usually executed simultaneously with reconstruction and framing. Basically, anything that needs to go into floors, walls, or ceilings will be completed in this step. It could include some minor plumbing and electrical adjustments, or it could consist of a complete rewiring or remodeling of your home's plumbing.

Once everything has been redesigned and rebuilt, all the mechanical components are where they need to be, and the insulation is in place, drywall can be built. It will be necessary to glue it with adhesive tape and muddy it, and then dry and sand the mud. Once the walls are smooth, they are ready for priming, painting, or other finishing. Many contractors like to paint at this point to avoid dripping or overpainting on final finishes.

However, before doing any work, you have to plan, hire contractors, obtain permits, etc., 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. Once all plumbing, electrical, and air conditioning upgrades have been made and approved, the time will come to tackle frame and drywall construction. Week 1: site preparation and demolition Week 4: drywall and finishes.

Finally, work with a reputable builder who wants to make sure that remodeling your entire home really gives you the home of your dreams.

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.