Room Addition and Remodeling

remodeling checklist

It has complete information on remodeling or adding an addition. Get ideas, view how to work with contractors, and find the necessary financing.

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Step2: Design the Floor Plan

Find Floor Plans
view our floor plan directory
Use Software to Design Your Plan
compare: design software
Find an Architect
find a pre-screened architect or draftsman
Making Your Room Energy Efficient from U.S. DOE:
building design-plans-resources
energy savers booklet

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Step3: Build and Renovate

Link to our Home Remodeling Specification Sheet (Free Download) for detail review of home remodeling specifications and tips:

link for remodeling specification plan

  • Any opening of walls that changes the structural look of your home may require permits from your local inspection department and community association.
  • Also, most if not all states, counties and cities set standard building codes for their respective area. You should check with your local jurisdiction on building permits and codes:

links to external sites for information and ideas
Permits Codes For Older Homes DIY Guides
contact local inspection office b4ubuild.com home inspection framing step-by-step
  decoding building codes preservation-rehabilitation guides do-it yourself resources
  list: standard building codes structural issues check standard building codes
       

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Step4: Complete the Finishing Touches

links to external sites for information and ideas
See Individual Project Modules
doors and windows
floors
home entertainment
lighting
computer / study area
walls and ceiling
decorating ideas
interactive interior design from chameleonpower.com
 

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Drywall Information

links to external sites for information and ideas
Information Permits How-To Older Homes
about drywall all about permits from hometime wall and ceilings
drywall resources drywall building codes from doityourself repairing plaster walls
       

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Electrical Wiring Information

links to external sites for information and ideas
Information Permits How-To Older Homes
"basics" of home wiring all about permits from doityourself lighting and electrical
electrical resources wiring building codes from hometime  
       

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