If you are planning to go for home renovation, then here is a small checklist of what are the things that are to be taken care of.
It’s not just repainting your home. There are a lot of things that go into a renovating project. On this page I am giving special attention to bedroom renovating instead of the entire home. Of course all these items surely do apply for the rest of the rooms as well.
Aspects of renovating a bedroom
A typical home renovation project can include lot of items that need to be fixed. During renovation process there are things that need to be added, extended, repaired, removed, etc… many such items such as painting, furniture repairs, leakage repairs, maintenance of walls, etc…can take up a fair chink of time and budget.
The systems of an architectural building….
Every architectural building has built-in systems that are responsible for the satisfactory and comfortable functioning of the building. These systems can be named as structural system, electrical system, plumbing system, and HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning).
All these systems work every minute of the day to keep the interiors in a way that can provide comfort to its users. That’s why while renovating a home, it will be easier to manage your process if you look into the detailed functioning of appliances and/or gadgets that work to cater the systems that are mentioned above. Let’s see these systems one by one and the possible renovation jobs that could occupy your checklist.
The Structural System
This includes the framework on which the entire building stands. The structural frame can be of R.C.C (Reinforced Cement Concrete), Wooden or Steel. The choice of the type of structural system depends on many factors such as, external climate, budget, availability of materials, number of floors to be built. During renovation of the structural system main emphasis must be given on the strength of the members that carry the load of the entire building to the ground.
For steel structures anti-rust paints must be applied, for wooden structures proper termite-proof coating of paints must be applied and for R.C.C structures plaster of cement must be uniformly applied around the structural members.
The Electrical System
This includes all the switch boards, switches, decorative lamps, wirings of all sorts. Most of the times the electrical accessories are made of plastic. During renovation, it’s a good idea to completely replace any broken parts that have become dangerous for kids.
For the proper functioning of the electrical system also includes the tracking of the consumption of electricity by various gadgets and appliances.
The Plumbing System
This includes the maintenance of incoming and outgoing water supply as well as drainage lines. Also the proper functioning of the down take pipes that carry water from the lower and upper water tanks needs to be considered.
All internal water pipes as well as water taps in kitchen, bathrooms, wash basins must be checked for leakages. Any such minor jobs can also occupy a place in the home renovation checklist.
HVAC (heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
Ventilation includes the proper functioning of doors and windows that let the fresh air inside the structure. If the windows and doors are not functioning well, this can also cause security problems. The most common problems with door and window shutters is the hinges or the locking arrangements.
Since these parts are made up of metal, it is necessary to apply regular lubrication to these parts. Heating and Air conditioning includes the use of electricity and must be taken care of during electrical system maintenance.
Apart from these four systems there are infinite minor details that can be considered while renovating a home. That’s why the key to successful home renovating is to categorize all the items into systems as mentioned above and start out. This will save a lot of time and your money.