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Step 1: Decide on a Plan

Evaluate what you might want to remodel and lay out boundaries, says Houzz. That involves choosing where to begin and ensuring you have the opportunity and spending plan expected to finish the work.

Step 2: Set a Budget

Think of a final amount you can serenely spend on the remodel, says Better Homes and Gardens. It could be smart to look at Rebuilding Magazine's yearly Expense vs. Esteem Report to understand how much normal projects cost. Consider planning an additional 10 to 20 percent for unforeseen costs that might emerge, says Zillow. If you need to finance all or even a portion of the project, check out our financing partners.

Step 3: Hire a General Contractor

Research and select a General Contractor with whom you feel comfortable. Assuming you go into an agreement, ensure that the scope of work is clearly defined from the start, it can act as a valuable reference point for yourself as well as your General Contractor all through the remodel cycle.


Step 4: Secure Permits and Begin ordering Materials

Permits are normally expected in numerous districts, and can be important to avoid specific issues that could effect your renovation. Ensure your General Contractor checks your district's most recent regulations, since inspections guidelines change in various areas, says Houzz.

When you have the permits figured out, you may want to begin ordering any long lead time materials like wood, drywall, new windows and entryways, etc.

Step 5: Demolition

This is a great time to take out any anger that you may have, if you want to get involved in the beginning stages and then the General Contractor take it from there. In the event that interior walls are being moved, it might be a great chance to introduce any new windows and entryways.

Step 6: Work Done Behind the Walls

For the most part, this is the time for important work behind walls, underneath floors, or above ceilings — plumbing, electrical, and HVAC rough-ins, subfloor, and insulation, says Better Homes and Gardens. Then, fix, and hang drywall, tape, and sand for smooth surfaces.

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Step 7: Painting and Flooring

A few General Contractors might desire to get done with flooring first, but at Birkes Builders we while prime and paint prior to laying out the floor (minimizing spills from getting on new flooring), says The Tidy.

Step 8: Cabinetry

Now that walls and floors are in, the room starts to look like its final state. Cabinets are commonly introduced at this point, with upper cupboards going in prior to lower ones, says The Family Handyman.

Step 9: Finishing Touches

Now is the ideal time to add those last details and finishes — final painting, tile backsplashes, floor sealing, lighting fixtures, some other final details.

When a redesign is finished, make certain to pause for a minute to enjoy in your new environment, and maybe begin longing for your next project.

Why Choose Birkes Builders?

  • Free Estimates
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Homeowners Like You Say...

Here at Birkes Builders, we treat your home as if it were our own, and we won't rest until you are satisfied

with every last detail. In addition to our passion for design and the construction of great residential spaces, we also love

building close relationships with our clients. Here are what homeowners like you have said about us:


"This business operates with the highest level of professionalism and quality of service.

I referred Birkes to one of my classmates and he reached out to him immediately and provided them with a fair and honest offer.

Lastly, they were happy with the end result and with efficiency in the length of time it took for the job to be completed.

I would gladly recommend Birkes for the job time and time again!"

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"Used Birkes Builders for kitchen and bathroom renovations.

Very knowledgeable about all types of construction, detail oriented and great quality work.

Will use them again!"

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"Phenomenal work.

Timely and cost effective.

I used Birkes Builders for a bathroom remodel and addition this year.

Have referred to a family member and will use again."

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"I had David come to our house to check out a renovation we wanted to complete.

He was very knowledgeable about the process and was able to provide fantastic design ideas."

-- Angi review


"I needed a bathroom repaired after previous construction team demolished it.

David came out and gave me an estimate, was professional and clear on expectations and tried his best to work with me where he could.

The repair was done quickly, and done. Would highly recommend them to anyone for virtually and construction, repair, or remodeling work."

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Visual Design Tools

3D Scanning of Existing Home

We can measure rooms in seconds, entire homes in minutes, and create as-built drawings and CAD models in one tap, with a LiDAR-enabled camera.

We utilize your 3D scans to generate editable, professional-grade CAD formats like SketchUp, Revit, Chief Architect, 2020 Design Live, and AutoCAD, as well as 2D drawings in PDF format.

Houzz Pro 3D Design Spaces

Dream up every piece of furniture and specific finishes for your home project with the Houzz Pro 3D Floor Planner. Customizing cabinets and countertops to testing out different finishes and appliances, there isn't much this handy floor planner tool doesn't do.

Houzz Pro Mobile App VR Experience

Learn how to use the new Life-Sized Walkthrough, saving time and confusion with your builder as you can easily design in real time.

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