Home renovation is bringing about a transformation in your life.
With a home renovation, you are basically turning around the way you have lived, the colors you were habitual of seeing around you, the way your room looked and the kitchen you had your breakfast in every morning – it all comes down and changes – but, for good of course.
Renovating a home is an emotional and strenuous journey; however, it is also worthwhile. There are some areas such as kitchen and bathrooms, where many details get ignored in the process only because it doesn’t appear to be as important. However, those tiny details in kitchen and bathrooms like plumbing, fixtures, they matter a lot at the end of the day. And this is what makes kitchen and bathroom renovation an integral part of your overall home renovation. Here are some tips for every homeowner planning to begin with the remodeling project.
Designing the Walls
When designing the walls in your house, hire a professional architect or a structural engineer to help you with your wall building. Generally, we do not realize how intricately the weight of a building is distributed across all its walls, beams and foundations.
During a home renovation, this equilibrium is often disrupted by inaccurate measurements, unprofessional drillings in the walls, stressful fixtures – they all can put unnecessary structural pressure on the walls, which may weaken the walls or bring the whole house down in worst cases. This is why it is recommended to hire an architect to take care of this job.
Plumbing is an integral part of building a house. It is obviously not as dangerous as electrical work, but it can still make a mess, if done poorly. Faulty plumbing can be the cause of leaking floors and wall seepage, which then leads to forming mildews on the walls. Plumbing sure seems like a simple job, but there are techniques, which not every layman would be well-versed at. Therefore, leave this work to professionals and do not hesitate in calling them for help.
Home renovation can be an emotional journey if you have developed an attachment to the way how things have always been. However, there are some things you should leave to the professionals – electrical wiring is one of them.
Most of the time people take this job onto them and end up making mistakes. Some of those common mistakes include not wiring properly and mixing copper wire with aluminum, which then leads to oxidation, making loose wire connections and improperly grounding the wires and fuses. All of this can lead to short circuits, house catching fire, or someone being electrocuted. Therefore, the best thing to do is to hire an electrician to help you out.
When it comes to bathroom renovation, go for trendy yet durable fixtures which are attached to the walls, so they look functional and elegant, and will help you keep the space organized and clutter-free. Add small light bulbs inside the cabinets, this way you will have enough light to look for things inside Also, keep a small evergreen potted plant inside. This will give a fresh feel to your bathrooms.
Designing the kitchen should not only be about how it will look but also how convenient your tasks can be because of that design. The kitchen is a functional zone, where you spend a chunk of your day cooking meals and you want everything at hand.
Design the cabinets in a way that they can be easily organized and have enough space to accommodate all your utensils, cutlery, jars and food items. Create special racks and cupboards for cereals, food items, and bowls. Make a place to keep dishes near the dishwasher so you can easily shift dishes without having to carry them all the way.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any questions you may have about the home renovation process.
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