Relocating From the City to Dix Hills
July 8, 2015 by Caleb Haniquet
Relocating from the city to Dix Hills, Long Island is an exciting time! There is always so much to do before moving day. Put down that box, and consider this advice offered by general contractors before you do anything else. Here are some home improvement projects that you may want to have general contractors complete before you move into your new home in Dix Hills.
Plumbing: Plumbing is a major consideration before moving to a new home, because plumbing projects can be very involved and require the exposing of walls. Also, a plumbing renovation may require cutting into walls and flooring, which can make your home a real mess. Be sure you discuss your new home’s plumbing with a licensed plumber or general contractor before relocating from the city to Dix Hills.
Electrical: Before moving to a new home, allow a general contractor and a licensed electrician to evaluate your electrical wiring for optimal efficiency. This will not only save you money on your electric bill every month, but it could catch safety issues due to poor wiring before they become a potential hazard. Sometimes rewiring a home’s electrical system can require exposing walls, which can create hazardous living conditions, and is best completed before you move into your new Dix Hills home.
Paint: Now is the time to add some personalization to your home by painting each room. A fresh coat of paint will make your new home feel even cleaner. Also, it is easier to paint an empty room, than to paint a room that has furniture already in it, so why not move in after you complete your painting project?
Replace Flooring: One of the many challenges to relocating is replacing the existing floor in your new home. Whether you are putting down tile, laminate, or even just refinishing hardwood floors, it is important that you do not walk on the new flooring until the flooring and subflooring have a chance to adhere, seal, and settle. If you do not rush the resurfacing process of replacing flooring, you are less likely to experience air pockets and uneven flooring problems. If you have a floor to replace in your new Dix Hills home, consider allowing a general contractor to replace your existing floor prior to your move-in date.
Center Island Contracting’s general contractor professionals have assisted many families with their home improvement projects before they relocate from the city to Dix Hills, Long Island. For more information on making your move easier, please call Center Island Contracting at 631-465-9766.