Steps to Organizing a Home Renovation
When you are looking at home renovations of any kind - flooring for example, which we here at SOMI know all about - it’s always best to go about it in an organized fashion. When you look at the popular home reno TV programs, you would think a total house revamp would be done in a day or so - that’s the magic of television. In the real world, however, the reality is quite different. Your project, depending on how extensive it is, could take few days, a few weeks or even a few months.
We thought it would be a good idea to go through some steps that will help you organize your home renovation project. Read on.
Plan Your Home Renovation Out First
It’s the very first step, long before any tools come out. Plan out your home renovation.
This includes the creative process - think about what you want the end result to look like. Get the ideas flowing; check out what the suppliers carry. At SOMI, we help homeowners, interior decorators, contractors and design professionals with the visioning and creative process all the time. We show what products we carry, and what might be the perfect fit for the project, in terms of flooring and tile work.
From there, you should put some of your thoughts to paper - sketches, plans, dimensions - all of these important inputs should be thought out and written down in advance. This will go a long way to minimizing mistakes or oversights that wind up costing you money and adding to your renovation frustration.
The Demolition Aspect of a Home Renovation Project
It’s important to remember that as part of your renovation, you will be removing some or all of the existing materials in place - that’s demolition. You need to be prepared for the fact that if there is demotion or removal involved in your project, there is going to be somewhat of a mess, disposal of the removed materials, potential safety hazards, and more.
The fun part of a renovation is getting all the new materials and designs together. The dirty work is the demolition - be very prepared for it.
The Order of Your Renovation Work
Think about the steps you’re going to take for your home reno project. If there are going to be several or multiple phases, such as electrical, walls, ceilings, floors, etc., you should think hard about the sequence of the work. When it comes to the flooring portion, for example, it is probably best to leave that part of the project close to last. After all, you don’t want to install your gorgeous new SOMI tiles and flooring products at the outset, leaving them susceptible to damage by subsequent work - foot traffic, materials, tools and equipment, etc. Even dirtying your new flooring could be a pain you probably want to live without. Order your work carefully, so that you minimize damage and the necessity for re-work, repairs or lots of extra clean-up after the fact.
Flooring - Look at all the Possibilities
One great thing about home renovations nowadays is that when it comes to flooring, the choices and variety out there are truly spectacular. Gone are the days of only a few options. Porcelain tile, for example, is available in a truly stunning range of colours, styles and textures, which can give your project the wow-factor you want. We are extremely proud of our selection and quality of flooring materials and supplies here in the Toronto area. We would be more than happy to sit down with you, and show you the range of stunning flooring possibilities for your reno.
We hope you found this article interesting and informative. We’d be happy to hear from you. Contact us with any questions or comments.