How to Plan and Organize a Home Remodeling Project

When it comes to remodeling a house, the first step is to develop an idea of what you want to do. Start by writing a list of your needs and wants, and then look for design ideas for your home remodeling project. Magazines, websites, and photographs of homes or remodeling projects can be great sources of inspiration. At Central Ohio, we have worked with many homeowners on their comprehensive home renovation projects.

We know how much detail is needed to get the job done right, and we have developed a general checklist to help our customers better understand the process. So what are the steps you should follow when remodeling your home? What should be on your home remodeling checklist? Here are our best tips to help you plan and organize your renovation.The scope of this step is largely dependent on your plan. You may need to rebuild extensively or just frame a few new walls. This step includes all the elements “behind the scenes” and is usually performed simultaneously with the reconstruction and framing.

This could include minor plumbing and electrical adjustments, or it could involve a complete rewiring or reinstallation of plumbing in your home.Once everything has been reformulated and rebuilt, all the mechanical components will be where they need to be and the insulation is in place. The drywall can then be lifted, glued together with adhesive tape and mud, dried, and sanded. Once the walls are smooth, they are ready for priming, painting, or other finishing. Many contractors like to paint at this point to keep it from dripping or spraying too much on the final finishes.It's essential to postpone some decisions until you spend time in the space you're renovating.

For example, when replacing an outdated rug, there are many options to consider such as dense or loose fibers, ribbed or without a pattern, and what exact shade of gray. The answers depend on other aspects of the renovation such as paint colors. Working with an experienced contractor can help make this process easier.When planning a big project such as remodeling a house, it's important to give yourself more time than you think you need. While this is not an exhaustive checklist, here is the general order of a complete home remodel:

  • Develop an idea of what you want
  • Write a prioritized list of needs and wants
  • Reconstruction and framing
  • Mechanical components
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Priming/painting/finishing
If you're planning to remodel your entire home and don't know where to start, follow these steps.

It's also important to partner with someone who understands the disruption that a complete remodel of the house causes in your daily life. Your builder will discuss this step with you and ensure that you are at the right stage of remodeling your entire home.