Remodeling A Room Like A Pro
Are you tired of your home layout? Not feeling like you are getting the most out of your space? If so, you may want to consider remodeling a room. Remodeling a room can help you reinvigorate your home and living space. It can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Simple changes can make a big impact. If you’re thinking about remodeling a room here are some simple tips to remodel your home like a pro.
Define the budget
First things first, with any home project you need to define a budget. A budget will help you determine exactly how you will remodel a room. Start by estimating what materials you will need to complete your home or room remodel. Price out different options for various qualities of materials. Next, start defining the magnitude of the remodel and whether this is out of your skillset. If it is out of your skillset then you’ll need to contact a contractor to help. You’ll most likely want to do this anyway as consulting with a professional can help give about your project. Be realistic about what you can afford.
Plan out the details
Once you’ve got a set budget that you’re willing to spend now it’s time to focus on design. Start mapping out how you want to remodel a room and how you will make this room better. What works for one room may not work for another. Remodeling your garage is a lot different than your living room, so be specific about your remodel. You can do things like:
- Expanding a room
- New paint
- Adding or removing walls
- New countertops
- Additional storage space
- New furniture
- Rethinking the space
- And much more!
The important part during this step is to know exactly what you want. Find the items or materials you want to use in your home and figure out a design pattern. Understand how the space will flow with the rest of the home.
So, you know what room you want to remodel, you have a budget, and you have a design. You’re ready right? Almost! There are still some things you need to do before getting started.
Do some key research into video guides on remodeling rooms just like yours. There are thousands of these tutorials on YouTube that are specific to your needs such as:
- Living Room
- Spare Bedroom
- And More!
- Start Construction
Once you’ve got your planning taken care of and your materials bought, it’s time to get to work. When remodeling a room make sure that you have the proper safety equipment or permits that may be necessary for your area. Make sure to protect your furniture or remove items that you don’t want to get damaged. That could mean you also tape corners and protect edges. A common checklist for a remodeling project could consist of but is not limited to:
- Removing floors
- Removing fixtures
- Removing a wall or structure
- Framing a wall or structure
- Reworking electrical or plumbing structures (best left to a professional)
- Adding additional insulation
- Installing new drywall and/or flooring
- Painting and cleaning!
Keep all valuable items stored away for safekeeping. You may want to put up some sheets if you are remodeling a heavy-use space.
Thinking about remodeling your home but not sure where to start? Come check out the professionals at the next Texwood Home & Outdoor Living Show. Experts can help guide you through the process in person. Want design tips for a space? We’ll have that at the show with famous home designers from around the community. Visit our website or contact us today to find out more.
Sponsored by Texwood Shows | texwoodshows.com | (832) 274-3944
Join us for our next show at the Humble Civic Center Arena Complex