Although it seems like a chaotic process, the phases of comprehensive reform must follow an order. Here we get to know how to carry them perfectly.
A reform is a process that can be intimidating since it is a total change of the space. The best way is to know the phases that will be passed and to be well prepared beforehand to know what to do.
Whether we want to renovate your space or fix a new place to your needs, we require a reform and assistance of specialists.
We recommend you to follow the next basic phases for the integral reform to be consistent and successful.
Do you know the phases of an integral reform?
1. Permission of works
This is a previous step at the beginning of the work and it is obligatory to be processed. A special license or permit is usually required to carry out the construction work.
The type of license depends on the type of work to be done so we recommend you to have a project in mind or consult a professional who handles these papers safely.
2. Change of distribution
The first phase is making any change of the distribution, that is, any change to the size of the rooms, elimination of walls or separations building are to be done as first step.
This involves first demolishing walls if needed and then building new ones if we so desire. This is one of the messiest phases so it’s good to have containers for the debris.
3. Plumbing and electrical installations
In this phase of the Project, it is the perfect time for the installation or replacement of these facilities.
This is because the final appearance is not ready yet and it is possible to hide any of the installations freely under the floor or in a false ceiling.
If it is done at this moment, there is no need to be extremely careful of not damaging the finishes and the final result can be planned better based on how these installations are done.
This phase can be done simultaneously with the previous one. The carpentry makes it possible to change windows, doors and some static furniture such as closets.
It produces debris so it is practical to make the arrangement at this point to dispose of them without problem.
The substitution of Windows can last considerable time so it may require several working days.
5. Paint and finishes
With the infrastructure ready in place, it is moment to start polishing the look, that is, selection of the floor and painting of the walls.
It is recommendable to consult an expert that guide us respect which material is better for the functions we want.
6. Furniture and decoration
In this phase of the integral reform the accommodation of the final look of each space is made. The furniture it is placed and appliques and skirting boards are installed.
The installation of the furniture includes all the objects such as appliances and kitchen equipment, the installation of the bath and the arrangement of the furniture in the renovated space.
7. Final cleaning
It is a labor that can be extremely laborious at the end of the renovation. Any leftover of paint, cement or material left over after the completion of the works must be removed.
A deep cleaning is recommended as it is possible that a huge amount of dust is present. In some cases it is even recommended to count with the support of some professional.
Once all the phases are done, it is possible that you have a ready and functional space.
Have you planned your next integral reform? Have you considered these phases?
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