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7 Steps of Home Renovation by Nu Projects London

Are you buying a new home in London? Are you getting tired of the design in the old one? Whether you are planning a complete home renovation or just a partial one, you have to consider some main steps before starting.



You need to have a clean plan ahead as renovation projects are time-consuming, and thousands of pounds can go down the drain if you are not considerate enough. The team of Nu Projects have collected 7 main stages you can expect when renovating your home.


1. Strip out and removal


The first step of each home renovation project is cleaning out every piece of furniture and fixtures from the interior. This process includes removing wallpapers, floors and floor tiles as well. You have to take the rooms back to the bare studs and flooring to expose any underlying problems that need fixing, such as wiring.


When planning the strip out and removal, you have to consider bringing in a dumpster, depending on the amount of material you have to clear out.


2. Structural work: floors, ceilings, walls


When the interior is cleaned out properly, the real work can start. During structural works, you can make any changes to the floor plan. Think through how you will use the rooms on a daily basis and recreate a layout from a functional standpoint.


3. First fix: Wiring

After the new layout is finalised, wiring can be put into place.


Nu’s tip: If you decide to do the renovation yourself, you should still contact an electrician!


4. Drywalling, plastering


The next step is to put up the drywall. Be considerate; it’s costly to make any changes to the layout after drywalling!


If you are happy with the new floorplan, the plastering process can start.


5. Second fix


After plastering, the second fix can begin:

  • light switches, plug sockets and light fittings will be installed

  • plumbing appliances will be connected, tested and fixed if needed

  • joiners will do their finishing touches on doors and any woodwork


Nu’s tip: During this process, everything has to be tested and fixed; otherwise, it will cost you a lot later!


6. Painting, flooring and tiling


When it comes to covering your walls, you have endless options; you can read more about paint or wallpaper and how to pick the right one.


You can do the flooring, carpeting and tiling yourself, but we highly recommend involving professionals; if you haven’t signed up with a design and build company that take care of the installation, you can ask the company you purchased the flooring from to help you.


Nu’s tip: Our advice is to purchase flooring and tiles before starting the renovation project as stores are often out of stock, and materials sometimes take weeks or months to arrive.


7. Furnishing and decoration


When you are happy with how the renovation turned out, you can refurbish your interior. You can pick the furniture pieces yourself or read our article on why we recommend including an interior designer.


Takeaway:

1. Strip out and removal

2. Structural work: floors, ceilings, walls

3. First fix: Wiring

4. Drywalling, plastering

5. Second fix

6. Painting, flooring and tiling

7. Furnishing and decoration


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