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Remodeling Process

How we prepare projects

Remodeling Process

Remodeling is a big event, whether it’s a room or your whole house, and most projects require similar steps. This outline will help you be prepared.

Step 1: Design

  • Decide if you want to use an architect, a designer-builder, or other professional to translate your remodeling vision. Come up with a design that you love and that is within your budget.
  • If you designed the space yourself, select a contractor with whom you have a solid working rapport.
  • Finalize a budget and stick with it.

Step 2: Implement

  • Meet with your contractor to review the design plan for feasibility and/or suggestions that may improve flow or conserve costs.
  • Select materials and products for the project, especially those that are needed right away and those that require several weeks' lead time (such as cabinets).
  • Give the contractor time to draw up a detailed construction schedule, apply for building permits, and round up construction crews.
  • Meet your contractor's job-site supervisor or production manager and develop good communication. This person will likely be your key contact throughout the project.

Step 3: Confer

  • Arrange a preconstruction conference at your house for you, the contractor and his or her job-site supervisor, the architect or designer, and any key subcontractors who will be working on your project - in short, anyone who needs to be in the loop.
  • Tour your house with the key players and go over exactly what needs to be done. Take notes and send follow-up memos if anything changes from the plans.
  • Give the contractor time to draw up a detailed construction schedule, apply for building permits, and round up construction crews.
  • Meet your contractor's job-site supervisor or production manager and develop good communication. This person will likely be your key contact throughout the project.

Set the ground rules for your project between you, the contractor, and the job-site supervisor. Figure out a communications plan:

  1. Decide who your primary contact person is (usually the job-site supervisor).
  2. Place a contact notebook in a prominent location; review it each day for comments from the crew, and include your comments and questions as well.
  3. Set up a weekly contact schedule between you, the contractor, and the job-site supervisor.

Step 4: Set Up

  • Remove personal belongings from the work area.
  • If appropriate, set up a mini kitchen in another part of the house.
  • Set in place a trash bin, portable toilet, and construction fence.
  • Make room for large supplies, such as rafters or drywall, which are delivered at this point.

Step 5: Demolish

  • Your room or house gets the treatment from the wrecking crew.
  • Plastic sheeting seals the demolition area from the rest of the house; check it frequently to make it as airtight as possible, or you will have dust and debris everywhere.

Step 6: Rebuild

  • The crew prepares the foundation; frames the walls, floors, and roof; and installs windows.
  • The plumbing is rouged in; electric, phone, and cable lines are run; and conduits for HVAC systems are installed.
  • Insulation between studs and rafters is applied; drywall on walls and ceilings is installed then taped, mudded, sanded, and primed; and underlayment on floors is installed.
  • The house is roofed and sided.
  • The crew finishes wall and ceiling surfaces; installs cabinets, counters, and window trim; and hooks up appliances and light fixtures.
  • The top layer of flooring is installed, and plumbing and electrical systems are finalized.

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Bathroom remodeling

Let us help create a spa oasis in your home. Whether it is a small half-bathroom for guests, or a large master suite with walk-in shower, deluxe shower systems, steam rooms and more, SOMAT Remodeling will help you create the perfect bathroom for you.

Kitchen remodeling

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. This is the one area of the home where all family members, friends, and guest often gather. At Somat Remodeling, we strive to make the large undertaking of remodeling your kitchen as easy and worry-free as possible.

Home remodeling

For a remodeling of a home or an addition, the process could take a little more time, at the first meeting we listen to all your ideas or read the drawings, if that is the case, and then, in the negotiation of the estimate, we prepare the affordable price for both.

Basement remodeling

In this place of the house you the chance to create a gym, playroom, man cave or any other, at Somat we transform many dark and unfinished basement in a beautiful multi-purpose room, installing a new floors, movie theaters connection, fireplace, bar including a wine room and more.

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