Are you getting ready to start busting down some walls or ripping up some floors? If so, then you are going to want to sit down and think a little bit about the extra little projects or tasks you might want to throw on your to-do list while you’re at it. This way, you’re sure to get the most out of the home remodeling project. This will also help to ensure that you’re going to be able to be as relaxed as possible while at home.
Get DIRECTV Installed
If you’re sick and tired of the plain boring channel selection that you’ve been stuck with for a long time, it might be time to make the switch over to DIRECTV. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that this is something that is best done once all of your remodeling projects have been completed. Doing that could bring you a lot of stress, as the installation contractor or technician might have to undo a lot of the hard work that you just put into upgrading your living space.
The installation technician may need to run new wires through your walls. Wouldn’t it be so much better if the running of the wires were done while you still have the drywall off your walls? This way, once the install is complete and you’re ready, you can seal up the walls and have them look perfect instead of having to worry about patching holes, which may never look as good as the rest of the wall.
Check the Bones of Your Home
When you are removing walls and floors, you’ll want to make sure that you’re taking time to check out the bones of your home, such as the wall studs, support beams, and the sub-floor. This is vital because when these parts of your home are covered, you can have a hard time figuring out if there is anything going wrong with them.
Instead of waiting for a major problem to occur, which will result in you then having to remove all of your new materials from the remodel, you will want to inspect and repair anything that looks slightly out of sort. This will avoid major issues later down the road that can be expensive, time-consuming, and possibly even dangerous.
Look Carefully for Signs of Mold
Since mold in your home can be extremely toxic to you and your loved ones, it is vital that you keep a lookout for it. This is easily done when you have a lot of the space in your home opened up for a remodeling project. When you open the walls and floors, you will be able to see if there is any water damage that could have allowed mold to grow. Even a little bit of mold is not good for your health, as the dangers of mold can be serious for some people. If you find mold, you will want to hire an expert to rid your home of it before you put in the new walls and floors. You will also need to figure out just where the moisture came from. If that isn’t solved, new mold will grow and begin affecting your family’s health, meaning you’ll just have to go through the removal process again.
With those suggestions in mind, you should find it a lot easier to plan many of the things that you should be doing when you are in the middle of remodeling the interior of your home. The more you plan this out, the easier it is going to be for you to get the most out of the time, money, and energy that is put into this project. The last thing you’ll want is to be finished with the project, only to later regret not doing some things when you had the chance to do them easier.