A Checklist for Organizing Your Home Renovation Project

  • 08/10/2022, 10:46 AM
  • Shea Rumoro
A Checklist for Organizing Your Home Renovation Project
Home renovations take significant amounts of time and money, which is why you’ll want to be conscious of several steps to ensure it goes smoothly.

Home renovation projects are unique in that they don’t all follow the same order. However, it helps to establish a general timeline of tasks to facilitate your project’s completion. For instance, it would be a nightmare to realize you had to assess electrical wiring after closing and painting a wall!

Most home improvement tasks require multiple steps, so here’s a checklist for organizing your home renovation project to help you get started.

Planning

Planning priority projects is the first step. For example, if you’re thinking of painting and replacing trim in the kitchen, it makes sense to do this after rehauling the kitchen cabinets. Effective planning can minimize mistakes and reduce costs while ensuring you accomplish all renovation objectives.

Budgeting

Next, establish a proper budget to determine the project’s affordability. You’ll want to consider material and equipment costs and labor; some homeowners apply for a home improvement plan loan to supply additional funding. Conversely, it helps to discuss terms with a lender to determine whether this is an appropriate action.

Hiring a Contractor

Plenty of contracting companies are available to help carry out your renovation plans. Assess your local area and talk to multiple companies. Qualified contractors typically have certifications and licensure in their specialty, so don’t hesitate to ask for supporting credentials.

Consult Your Insurance Company

A standard homeowner’s insurance policy should cover your property and assets during a destructive event. Consider reaching out to your insurance company to determine your coverage and how it protects your renovation.

Since the renovation project intends to increase your home’s value, it would be wise to increase your policy’s coverage limits.

Acquire Materials

Most home improvements require a permit before breaking down walls and adding extensions to a home. Your contractor should be aware of the acquisition process in your area and help you take the necessary steps to help you obtain one.

Afterward, you can start ordering essential materials like drywall, windows, doors, and lumber to get the ball moving.

Demolition, Wiring, and Installation

Now the fun begins! You can start demolishing walls after materials arrive and inspections are complete! Remember to assess wiring opportunities before installing new features; install cabinetry, flooring, and other additions.

Finishing Touches

Before officially completing the project, consider adding some finishing touches that incorporate your aesthetic and personality. You can include matching paint, trim, plants, photos, or anything that will make the space appealing and unique.

Witnessing the entire home improvement process from start to finish is as enjoyable as it is taxing. However, having a checklist to help organize your home renovation project allows you to learn valuable skills while creating an ideal space you can share with others.

Shea Rumoro

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