Tips For Remodeling A Home

When you buy a fixer-upper, you are looking at the potential that a home has rather than what it currently can offer you. Remodeling a home offers homeowners benefits such as greater comfort and satisfaction and a greater return on investment if the home is sold. However, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to finishing your home. That is why we at Northern Utah Basements offer finishing services and have compiled a list of important steps to take when finishing a home. Reach out to us today and/or continue reading to learn more about what to do when finishing a home.

#1: Draft A Plan

The first step that you need to take when finishing your home is to draft up a plan. It may seem like no big deal to do some renovating to some people, but even something as simple as replacing a toilet or putting down carpet can lead to unexpected costs and more finishing. Set your priorities and determine what is important to you. Also, set a budget and a timetable as to when you’d like to finish the project. Make sure to take hiccups and potential problems into account when planning, and setting a budget and time constraints.

#2: Find A Contractor

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Having a contractor that is honest and hardworking on your side is perhaps the most important step towards having a successful home finishing project. Make sure to do your research when finding a contractor and find one that can meet your needs and budget. We at Northern Utah Basements would love to be your choice for finishing your home. Feel free to reach out to us today for more information.

#3: Get Your Permits And Insurance Covered

The next thing to do after you have found a good contractor is to make sure that you make some calls to your insurance and your city. It is important to make sure that you are covered to make renovations. You’ll also need to make sure that your contractor has insurance in case of the off chance that something goes wrong. Getting in touch with your municipality or city is also important to make sure that you can get a permit to complete your renovations.

#4: Schedule Demolition Day

Now comes the fun part of finishing a home. After you have done everything that is needed prior to renovating, it’s time to get started. Schedule a day with your contractor to do all of the heavy lifting and removal of materials from your home. This day is often fondly referred to as “demolition day” by those in the construction and renovation business. Make sure to prepare the right tools, wear safety equipment, and have multiple people working together to get the job done quickly. 

#5: Installations

After demo day, there is a period of time (it can be long or short depending on the size of the project) where all sorts of things are installed and your space will begin to look like a home again. It’s likely that plumbing, electrical, and heating/air systems will be installed first, and then painting, flooring, and appliances will be installed. Be patient with this process and be excited because you’re on the path to getting the home of your dreams!

Reach Out For Premium Remodeling Services

If you are in need of a contractor to help you with different parts of your home finishing process, we at Northern Utah Basements would be more than happy to be of service! We specialize in assisting homeowners in completing unfinished basements, but we also have extensive experience with finishing family rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens as well. We are passionate about providing comprehensive finishing services to our clients. Feel free to reach out to us at Northern Utah Basements if you would like to learn more about us or would like to schedule finishing services.