Home improvement projects may differ depending on the scope of work you’re having done, however they should all begin with the same initial steps. It doesn’t matter if you’re having an addition put on that adds a significant amount of square feet to your property or are planning a simple bathroom or kitchen remodeling project. Of course, the larger the project, the more money it will cost and will also take more time to complete. However, it’s still based on similar elements. The first step is to have a good understanding of your existing property. That way you can truly figure out what you want, what you need, and what you can’t live without.
This will get you thinking about particular renovation projects. For example, if your family is growing and you absolutely need more space then adding an addition or finishing your basement is more important than remodeling the kitchen. However, if you have enough space but need to improve that space, then remodeling your kitchen and or bathroom may make more sense than adding an addition. It’s important to put all of your thoughts and ideas down on paper. That way you can go back and read it in order to see if the project still makes sense.
You also need to decide if you want to keep it simple with a minor remodeling project, or if you can afford to spend more money and time having a major remodeling project completed at your home. Keep in mind that a minor remodeling of your existing living space does not involve any major changes in the overall shape of the space being remodeled. The electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems will also remain basically the same. A minor remodeling job could include updating your kitchen including new cabinets, countertops, and appliances. It could also consist of updating your bathroom including a new vanity, bathroom fixtures, and or flooring.
On the other hand, if you’re planning a major remodeling of your existing living space partition walls may be removed and or added including bearing walls that support the structure. You may also need to have new electric lines and plumbing pipes installed. Your contractor may also need to alter exterior walls for new doors and or windows. Many homeowners turn to or more small interior spaces into one large, open area. In addition, kitchen and bathroom remodeling can be considered as major remodeling projects if the layout of the room changes and or new electrical or plumbing elements are required.
The installation of a brand new or completely overhauled HVAC system or the addition of a new fireplace and chimney are also considered to be major remodeling projects. If you’re adding a new staircase that is also considered to be a major remodeling project.
For more information about our home improvement services, or to schedule an initial consultation in Connecticut or Massachusetts please contact us today at 860-341-6373. DBC Solutions takes great pride in providing the highest quality custom carpentry and contracting services in the home improvement industry. Our business model has been the same for 17 years. Doing things the right way the first time every time is the only way to do it.