Top tips to help you get the most out of your full home remodel.
Is your home lacking? Whether it lacks in style, function, energy-saving features, you may be considering a whole home remodel. While this isn’t a fast process, there are some easy steps to take to ensure many years of satisfaction with your full renovation. Keep in mind that working with your architect could help lower costs and stress, too.
Consider water. Don’t add bathrooms without looking carefully at your water supply lines and the capacity of your water heater. Take note that a smaller tank or one with a long recovery time may not meet your needs. It’s wise to consider the size of your street-side water supply lines, too. Adding enough fixtures could enforce the plumbing code to upgrade to a larger supply line.
Add sound-proofing. It may look all well and good, but how does it sound? Can you hear the other side of the house? Sound insulation can come in the form of sound board or drywall specifically designed to deaden sound transmission through wall cavities. Consider adding sound insulation around your laundry room, shared bedroom walls, media room, and bathroom.
Plan with the future in mind. Do you think you’ll have solar panels on the house eventually? If so, consider planning for them now. If you’re toying with the idea of getting an electric car, work out where you would install a circuit for a charging station. It’s better to be prepared for ideas that may come to fruition later on down the road.
Ask your architect what they would do. Architects and contractors are generally focused most on meeting your requirements and expectations. However, asking them what they would do to the house could offer you some valuable insight. Your architect and contractor have seen what works, what is changing, and what may be worth dropping altogether. Their answers may even surprise you!
Are you ready to get started? Schedule a consultation with our team at Levi Design Build so that we can go over your vision and ideas. Even if you don’t have all the details ironed out yet, we can work together to draft a plan of action. Contact us today for your Californian home construction needs!