While the structure of
your house is being set up there a number of things
about the home interior that have be taken care of at
this stage itself. This part of house interior design,
may not make your house look more beautiful but, is
necessary to make your home more comfortable and have
a greater resale value. Here are a few things about
interior finishing that you should remember.
Even though you may not install an alarm
system right away, ensure that the wiring is in place, so that
you have the option of installing the system later on. This
will add to the resale value of the house as well.
Rough in for the built-in Vacuum System
should be installed when the house is being built, as 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 the
drywall and insulation and sealed around outlets like doors
and windows. Once insulation is installed, the Insulation
Inspector from City Hall will inspect it. Blown insulation is
installed when the ceiling in placed and will be inspected
during Final Inspection. Using insulation can do
soundproofing. This can be used in baths, bedroom and between
After the insulation has been inspected the
drywall can be installed. Drywalls can be used for extra
Before doing the cabinet, 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
can paint the moldings and doors as well.
The linoleum should be installed before the
molding and cabinets are installed. When this is done there
are fewer chances of damage to the linoleum.
The carpenter will install the molding and
cabinets in the rooms that have been painted and where the
linoleum has been laid. Molding can be used to highlight or
hide windows, doors or walls. For cabinets get several
quotations and don't compromise on quality while 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 installed now 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 it is likely to get damaged with all the work
going on. This type of flooring lasts long, is easy to clean
and comes in a variety of beautiful colors and this can be
used in just one room or the whole house.
Finally, after all the interior finishing is
done install the carpet so that there is no damage done to it.
Allow the painter to touch up any spots on
the wall and floor.
Request the City Hall to conduct final
inspection once everything is complete. Once inspected and
passed you will receive the Occupancy Permit.
For some municipalities an occupancy permit
is mandatory to move in, others do not require you to have
one. Find out before you move or you may be fined for moving
into your house.