Integral reforms: The secret to renovate your home in a single project

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In many cases, although our home does not suffer any damage, we need to make changes according to our personality and aesthetic tastes. To completely renovate our home in a single project, it is necessary to carry out an integral reform.

What is an integral reform?

Although in many occasions it is confused with the rehabilitation, an integral reform entails a modification and/or substitution of components that are in good condition. There is only an aesthetic motivation to carry out this type of modification of the house.

The integral reforms are carried out when the owner is not satisfied with his house, it does not conform to his personal tastes. In many occasions, the house is completely functional and habitable, but it does not feel like a real home for those who live in it.

How long does an integral renovation take?

As the works of integral reforms are not linked to a bad state of the housing or to a bad quality of the materials, they are considered to be works of a minor magnitude.

The time involved in a reform is related to the square meters of the house. In addition, it is necessary to take into account that there are certain modifications, as well as materials, that are more complex to treat and entail more time of work.

If we take as an example a house of 100m2, the planning and project management time will extend to four weeks. On the other hand, the construction time usually lasts four months and can be extended depending on the complexity of the modifications.

The most common home renovations

There are certain modifications that are common when an integral reform is proposed. Generally, they are motivated by the search to make the most of the space of the house.

Open the kitchen to the living room

The most common modification in a house when we try to change its aesthetics is to open the kitchen to the living room. With this opening, and placing an island in the center to facilitate tasks, what we get is a feeling of spaciousness.

This phase of the integral reform involves tearing down the partitions that separate the rooms, join or change the floor and smooth both the walls and ceiling.

Bathroom renovation: change the bathtub for a shower

Changing the bathtub for a shower tray is a great step to increase energy savings, take advantage of space and achieve greater accessibility and hygiene.

In this reform that helps the efficiency of housing, it is usually necessary to change the faucet and its position, add baseboards and change the tiles. It is not an extremely complex modification and offers great advantages for the residents.

Intelligent technology, the new trend in integral reforms

The use of home automation is becoming increasingly popular in homes. This type of technology makes it possible to manage the home automatically and intelligently, providing well-being and security.

The most popular and commonly known smart systems are smart assistants and displays that operate by voice command. However, it extends to more practical elements such as sockets, lighting, fault notification...

Changing the floor of your home, an essential step

A change of flooring can offer the house a greater luminosity, a much more modern aesthetic and, above all, can help the efficiency of the house.

Among the most popular natural materials when it comes to changing the floor of the house, wood undoubtedly stands out. It is a sustainable, renewable raw material and, in many cases, the one used is recycled.

To make sure that the wood floor that we will use in our integral reform is really sustainable we must check the PEFC certificate and FSC certificate.

If we install this sustainable wood on a radiant floor, we will be opting for one of the best ways to reform and optimize housing. Thanks to the latter, it is possible to maintain the temperature of the house increasing comfort and energy efficiency.

Making housing a sustainable place

Whether trying to save on electricity or being environmentally conscious, one of the trends in interior renovations is the shift towards sustainability.

There are many changes that can be made to reduce energy costs. Undoubtedly, one of the most popular is the installation of solar panels, but this measure is limited only to single-family homes.

On the other hand, the change of windows is a measure that any homeowner can carry out. If the integral reform includes changing the tilt-and-turn windows for efficient PVC windows that do not have thermal bridge breaks, we will improve the insulation of the house. This modification helps to reduce the consumption of heating during the cold season and, thus, it reduces the expenditure and energy consumption.