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The Ultimate Guide to Whole Home Remodeling



If you're contemplating a complete home renovation, you're probably curious about what to expect and how the process works. In this blog post, we will discuss the entire house remodeling process and what homeowners may anticipate at each stage. From planning and design through construction and completion, we will cover all you need to know to prepare for your own home renovation.


Are you prepared to undertake a whole house renovation? At SDG Home Concepts, we provide complimentary consultations to assist homeowners with project planning and design. Our team of specialists can help you through the procedure and guarantee the success of your project. Contact us now to book a consultation and take the first step toward achieving your dream house.


Step 1: Planning and layout

Planning and design are the initial steps of the home renovation procedure. Here, you will collaborate with a designer or architect to produce a plan that will bring your project's vision to life. Taking the time to carefully plan and design your entire home renovation will allow you to set a reasonable budget, minimize unforeseen expenses or delays, and guarantee that the final product fulfills your expectations.


During the planning and design process, you and your architect or designer will:

  • Create a detailed plan for your project, including the desired design, layout, and function.

  • Create a design plan for your entire home remodel that includes precise drawings and specs.

  • Determine a budget for your project and discover places where you may be able to save money or where you may need to invest more money.

Proper planning and design are essential to the success of a total home renovation. It is crucial to thoroughly analyze your project's aims and desires and to collaborate with a specialist who can help bring your vision to reality. Skipping this stage or speeding through it can result in unforeseen expenses, delays, or modifications to the project's scope, which can interrupt the project and cause frustration. So take the time to properly plan and design your entire home renovation, and you will be well on your way to achieving your ideal home.


Step 2: Authorizations and Permits

After completing the planning and design phase of your whole-house renovation, the following step is to acquire the required permissions and approvals. Depending on your area and the scope of your project, this procedure may vary, but it is essential to adhere to all regulations and secure the necessary approvals before beginning construction.


The following permits may be required for a total home renovation:

  • Permits are necessary for any home building or remodeling involving structural changes, such as adding a room or altering the foundation.

  • Permits are necessary for all electrical work, including the installation of new wiring or outlets.

  • Permits are necessary for any plumbing work, including the installation of new pipes or fixtures.

  • HVAC permits are necessary for any work involving heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, including the installation of a new furnace or air conditioner.


Typically, to secure the necessary licenses and permissions for a complete house renovation, you will need to:

  • Submit your project's designs and specifications to the local building department for evaluation.

  • Pay any applicable fees

  • Schedule inspections at various construction phases to ensure that your project complies with all applicable standards.


Obtaining the proper permits and approvals can be time-consuming; therefore, it is essential to plan ahead and include this process in your schedule. It's also crucial to know that commencing construction without the required permits and approvals can result in fines and delays, so it's preferable to obtain all approvals before beginning the project.


Step 3: Construction

After obtaining the appropriate permissions and approvals, you can begin the building phase of your whole-house renovation. This is often the most time-consuming and labor-intensive phase, but it is also the most fulfilling, as your vision begins to take shape.


Typical components of the building phase of a whole-house renovation are:

  • Employing a contractor or construction business to oversee the work of electricians, plumbers, and carpenters.

  • Scheduling and coordinating the work of these professionals to ensure the timely completion of the project.

  • Managing the construction process, including communicating with the contractor, monitoring progress, and resolving concerns as they arise.


During the construction phase of a whole-house renovation, a number of possible difficulties may develop. Examples include:

  • Delays due by unforeseen circumstances or bad weather

  • Cost overruns attributable to unanticipated expenditures or scope modifications

  • Difficulties in coordinating the efforts of multiple specialists


To assist in mitigating these obstacles and ensuring a smooth construction process, it is essential to:

  • Communicate clearly with your contractor and all other project-related tradespeople.

  • Engage in the construction process and routinely monitor progress

  • Have a plan in place to address potential problems.

  • Prepare for the likelihood of delays and budget overruns, and have a plan in place to deal with them if they occur.


Overall, the building phase of a complete home renovation can be difficult, but with appropriate planning and communication, it is possible to overcome these obstacles and create the home of your dreams.


Step 4: Final touches

As the building phase of your home renovation nears completion, it is time to put the final touches to the freshly renovated area. These finishing touches, such as paint, carpeting, and fixtures, may bring your project to life and make it feel more like a home.


Additional finishing touches to consider for a total house renovation could include:

  • Window coverings like blinds or curtains

  • Luminaries and ceiling fans

  • Cabinet handles, door handles, and doorknobs are examples of hardware.

  • Home appliances such as refrigerators, ranges, and dishwashers.

  • Plants, fences, and patios are examples of landscaping and outdoor elements.


By taking the time to select the final touches for your entire home renovation, you will be able to create a coherent, elegant, and comfortable room.


In conclusion, planning and design, acquiring licenses and permissions, construction, and adding finishing touches are some of the essential processes involved in the process of whole-house renovation. Proper planning and communication are essential to the success of a whole-house renovation, and hiring a professional can assist ensure that your project runs smoothly and fits your requirements.


If you're considering a whole-house renovation and want to understand more about the process, we advise you to seek help from an expert. At SDG Home Concepts, we provide complimentary consultations to assist clients in planning and designing their whole-home renovations. Our team of specialists can guide you through the procedure and assure the success of your project.

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