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Whether your home suffered severe damage from a natural disaster, or you’re interested in completely redesigning your home, demolishing your home and starting from the ground up is a big project. The process is not only long, but can be costly and entails hard work if you plan on doing some of the home fixtures yourself. If you’re interested in demolishing your home and creating a new home, below are important steps to take to help you in the process.

  1. Formulate a plan and have a budget
    Of course you shouldn’t just jump into a home demolition project without a plan in mind. What do you want to do with your home after demolition? Do you have a layout and design in mind? You should have a design sketched out which explains and exemplifies what you want to do with the home, and ensure that those working on the project are clear on the plan as well.  Also, having a plan will help you decide what tools and equipment you need.You should have a budget in mind as to how much you are willing to or can afford to spend on the project. You don’t want to start a project without having a budget as money may add up before your eyes. A budget will also help you make the best financial decisions regarding the changes you want done.
  2. Prepare for demolition
    When preparing for demolition, you should take the time to research the various demolition companies available in order to find a reliable company and one that you can afford. In addition, you will also need to rent a dumpster to dispose of the components of the home after demolition. You can search online for dumpster prices ahead of time since, depending on the size of home, you may need a larger dumpster, or several.
  3. Create walls and layout the flooring
    Once the demolition is complete, it’s time to build your home from the ground up. Although there are various steps to this process, one of the main steps and one you should take after demolition is to create the walls and layout the flooring. You should already know where you want the walls and the flooring layout. In addition, distinguish where the windows and doors will be located.
  4. Set up electrical wires and plumbing components
    As you create the walls and layout the floors, you can set up the electrical wires and plumbing components as well because the spaces will be open. You can install HVAC systems to allow for cooling and heating, and ensure the plumbing system works.
  5. Paint and decorate
    After your home’s walls and flooring are built and your electric and plumbing work, next comes the fun part – you’re free to paint and decorate the home as you see fit. Also, don’t forget to care for your lawn and do some gardening to help give the home more appeal.

Because a home demolition project takes much time with many steps involved, ensure to speak to a professional to help you in the process.

Jillian Johnson is a professional content writer with an interest in writing about home improvement. Follow her @JillianLJ87.