November 9, 2023
What Are the Steps in a Home Renovation?
A home renovation can be an exciting and challenging journey, but with careful planning and the right team, you can turn your dream into a reality. Whether you’re looking to update your kitchen, add a new room, or revamp your entire living space, the journey to your dream home can be incredibly rewarding. As a licensed general Utah contractor who specializes in home renovations, Park City Construction and Cabinet Co. is here to guide you through the steps of this new process. Your home’s transformation is not just about creating a beautiful space; it’s about enhancing your quality of life and increasing the value of your investment. So, let’s get started on turning your renovation dreams into the home you always wanted!
Step 1: Dream and Plan
Every great renovation starts with a vision. Sit down and imagine what you want your home to look like when the project is complete. Consider your needs, style preferences, and budget. If you’re uncertain about your vision, consult with an interior designer or local contractor who can help turn your ideas into a feasible plan.
Step 2: Set a Budget
Establishing a clear budget is crucial and the most important part of planning. You will want to make sure that you have plenty of money saved up for your project. Identify how much you’re willing to invest in your home renovation and consider the various aspects of the project. Be sure to account for potential unexpected costs by setting aside a fund, typically around 10% of your total budget.
Step 3: Find the Right General Contractor
A vital decision in your renovation journey is selecting a professional general contractor. Look for professionals with a track record of successful projects, positive reviews, and appropriate licenses and insurance. Your general contractor should be someone you trust and that you can communicate effectively with.
Step 4: Design and Planning
Work closely with a contractor or interior designer to create detailed plans for your project. This step includes drawings, blueprints, and selecting materials and finishes. Your contractor will also help obtain any necessary permits.
Step 5: Demolition
Once you have your plans in place and all permits are secured, it’s time to start the renovation. Demolition is often the first step, where any existing structures, fixtures, or materials that need to be removed are taken out. It can be a messy but an exciting phase, as it marks the beginning of your project.
Step 6: Structural Work
This phase may include framing, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC work. Structural changes, such as moving walls or adding new walls and support beams, adding new doors or framing for windows, are addressed during this stage. It’s essential to ensure the integrity of your home is maintained.
Step 7: HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing
When you begin to rebuild and frame your home, this is the best time to work on everything that will need to go inside the walls, ceilings, or floors. You may need to make minor adjustments or new installs to your plumbing, electrical, or HVAC. This is a great time to plan out things like how many outlets you will need, where certain electrical appliances will go, or what type of lighting you prefer in each room. Once everything has been installed, schedule a local plumber or electrician to inspect your home. You will want to do all of this before putting the drywall up.
Step 8: Framing and Drywall
Framing is the skeleton of your renovation project. It involves structural elements like walls, ceilings, and floors. Once the framing is in place, drywall installation follows, providing a smooth and even surface for finishes.
Step 9: Painting
With a solid canvas of drywall in place, the transformation begins with a fresh coat of paint. Paint not only adds color and character to your space but also acts as a protective layer. Choose colors and finishes that match your design scheme and contribute to the ambiance you desire.
Step 10: Cabinets and Fixtures
Cabinetry, fixtures, and hardware are essential components of your renovation. In the kitchen, bathroom, or any room requiring storage, cabinetry plays a pivotal role in both functionality and aesthetics. Fixtures, such as faucets and handles, complete the look and add a touch of luxury or convenience, depending on your preference.
Park City Construction and Cabinet Co. offers a wide range of cabinetry options for our clients to choose from that fit with your preferred style and budget. We have knowledge and partnerships with cabinetry brands, such as Greenfield, Siteline Cabinetry, Woodland Cabinetry, and more. Our team offers full custom interior residential and commercial cabinetry, as well as outdoor cabinetry that includes grills and refrigeration options.
Step 11: Doors and Windows
New windows can flood your spaces with natural light, improve energy efficiency, and enhance the visual appearance of your home. The right doors not only provide security but also contribute to the overall style of your space. Their proper installation is vital for insulation and safety.
Step 12: Flooring
It is advisable to postpone the flooring installation until you have finished all other remodeling tasks. Waiting until the end, can prevent unsightly stains or damages that may occur during the renovation process. Whether your preference leans toward hardwood, tile, or carpet, the goal is to create a durable surface that compliments your home’s overall design.
Contact Park City Construction and Cabinet Co. for Your Next Home Renovation Project
Contact us for all your cabinetry and Utah home renovation needs! Park City Construction and Cabinet Co. has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. We are a licensed general contractor and member of the National Association of Home Builders, Park City Home Builders Association, and the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association. Check out our portfolio to see if we are a right fit for you and call us today for any questions on your next project.