Plumbing & Wiring Steps

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Use this 6-Step Home Remodeling "Quick Guide" to review your plumbing & wiring needs for existing room or new room addition. It assembles information you may need using a step-by-step review.

Step 1: Analyze the Numbers

Before you change or upgrade your plumbing & wiring, run some financial numbers to determine whether your project is a smart investment.

The numbers include the estimated costs, home value assessment, financing costs, and other related calculations.

Review cost-related issues to plumbing & wiring needs vs. buying a new home.

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Step 2: Collect Ideas

Your 2nd step in plumbing & wiring is deciding what you would like to do.

This includes reviewing -

  • plumbing use pics,
  • wiring use pics,
  • architectural plans,
  • floor layouts,
  • home gallery,
  • plumbing & wiring shopping and more.

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Step 3: Plan the Needed Specs

Step 3 is sketching your ideas on paper (or digitally) and developing the spec plan.

The spec plan determines the plumbing & wiring specs that will be needed for your remodeling project. It will also contain the product specifications for plumbing needs, electrical wiring, drainage, lighting needs, other.

You will use the spec plan and architectural design to bid the project out to plumbing & wiring contractors.

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Step 4: Find Home Contractors

Step 4 is finding and negotiating the project with a plumbing/wiring contractor.

Give your remodeling ideas and specs to a contractor for review and bid analysis.

Use our local network (aligned with HomeAdvisor) to find the right person for your project.

Review guides for contractor selection and negotiation.

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Step 5: Financing Your Project

Step 5 is arranging financing once you select the needs for plumbing & wiring.

Using the equity value in your home is one of the best financing option for plumbing/wiring installation and upgrades. Start with a home equity line of credit or a bank equity program.

Other options may include cash-out refinancing, personal savings, and/or financing from home improvement contractors.

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Step 6: Manage the Project

Step 6 is where the project begins.

It starts with setting up the work area, installing everything that needs to be implemented, selecting the correct plumbing and wiring track, hook-up, testing, other etc.

It also means working with the contractor, managing the project, and getting the project inspected before releasing any funds.

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working with the contractor
managing the home remodeling project
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find home inspector

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View Plumbing & Wiring Ideas

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The 2nd step for your plumbing & wiring needs is deciding why you need plumbing/wiring and what will it service. This includes reviewing lighting ideas, bath and kitchen ideas, laundry room ideas and more.

View A: Interior Home Photo Remodeling

Our collection of photo remodeling ideas that use plumbing/wiring and other.

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walls and ceiling
home lighting
kitchen
bed n' bath
home utility

 

View B: House Plans & Resources

An excellent resource for plumbing & wiring needs is to view house plans from leading architects and 3rd party resources.

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house plans
more house plans
architectural styles

 

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plumbing layout
plumbing symbols
how-to plumbing
plumbing pics
electrical wiring layout
electrical wiring symbols
how-to electrical wiring
electrical wiring pics

 

3rd party resources

home wiring basics
get know home electrical system
home plumbing basics
all about plumbing

 

View C: Gallery

View our selected gallery modules that use plumbing & wiring

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gallery: types home lighting
gallery: kitchen design
gallery: bathroom faucets
gallery: laundry room

 

View D: Room-by-Room Shopping

Shop most of your plumbing n' wiring needs for DYI projects like new plumbing, new wiring, repair, replacing sockets or switches, and other plumbing-electrical needs.

 

View E: Home Improvement Directory

Finally, view this indexed directory to product information from manufacturers and retail operations.

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search: room addition n' remodeling
search: home lighting
search: kitchen design
search: bath - powder room
search: laundry - utility room

 

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Can you do plumbing n' wiring?

Maybe some of the light stuff liking fixing leaks, unclogging drains, and wiring up another room. But for the more technical stuff, you might want to call in a professional.

But before you do, use this step-by-step guide after you review the plumbing n' wiring ideas and topics to help plan and manage your plumbing n' wiring needs.