Home Decor
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Home Interior

If you thought home interiors are all about putting up random items, making your home look pretty and wowing your guests, think again. Picture yourself cringing when you see the walls being stripped down in order to place a burglar alarm that you forgot to install! A lot of people do not realize that interior design has a lot more to it than just putting up delicate paintings on walls. While the structure of your house is being set up there are a number of things about home interiors that have be taken care of. Interior design can make your house look extremely beautiful. It can also make your home more comfortable and if you are looking to sell it, a great resale value is what you will get. Here are a few things about interior designing that you should remember:

House Interior Design
  • Even though you may not install an alarm system right away, ensure that the wiring is in place. This way you always have the option of installing the system on a later date. This will also add to the resale value of the house.
  • A built in vacuum system should be installed when the house is being built, since it is less expensive at this stage.
  • All insulation other than blown insulation can be installed at this point. Drywall should be installed once insulation is done. Ploy vapor is inserted between drywall and insulation and sealed around outlets like doors and windows. Once insulation is installed, an insulation inspector should inspect it. Blown insulation is installed when the ceiling is in placed and will be inspected during the later stages of process of building a house. Insulation can help in soundproofing a house. Insulation for soundproofing purposes is best used in baths, bedroom and between floors.
  • After the insulation has been inspected the drywall can be installed. Drywalls can be used for extra soundproofing.
  • Before working on the cabinet or even laying the flooring, the house should be cleaned thoroughly.
  • The painter should finish painting the room in which the linoleum and cabinets have to be installed. The moldings and doors need to be painted as well.
  • The linoleum should be installed before the molding and then the cabinets. When this is done there are fewer chances of damage to the linoleum.
  • The carpenter can install the molding and cabinets in rooms that have been painted and where the linoleum has been laid. Molding can be used to highlight or hide windows, doors or walls. As far as cabinets go, get yourself several quotations and don't compromise on quality when trying to buy something less expensive.
  • Ceramic tiles can be installed while the rest of the finishing is being done.
  • Sinks, taps, toilets in both the bathroom and kitchen can be then installed and connected to the tank.
  • Shelves and rods for the closet should be installed after the painting has been done.
  • Get the electrician to fix your light fixtures at this time. Curtains and binds can be installed after the painting is done.
  • The hardwood floor should be installed at the very end, as the same is likely to get damaged with all the work going on. This type of flooring lasts long. It is also very easy to clean. To best part about it is that it comes in a variety of beautiful colors.
  • Finally, after all the interior finishing is done, place the carpet. When you do this, there will be no damage to the carpet.
  • Allow the painter to touch up any spots on the wall and floor.
  • For some municipalities an occupancy permit is mandatory to move in, others do not require you to have one. Find out before you move; you don't want to be fined for moving into your own house, would you?
Remember all your requirements while the construction is still going on. This will help you balance out your interiors without making the whole process too messy.