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Changing Your House’s Aesthetic after Water or Fire Damage

Published by Allegra on August 26, 2021 in category: Uncategorized

911 Restoration Aesthetic after Water Fire Southern NevadaIt’s devastating to see your house flooded or on fire. The financial and emotional toll can be difficult to get over as you say goodbye to many invaluable things, including the roof above your head, at least temporarily. After a flood or fire, most homeowners prioritize getting their homes to their original condition by cleaning up, re-painting, and replacing the floors, etc.

However, this is a missed opportunity to change your house’s aesthetic after water or fire damage. Since you’re going to be dealing with home restoration services either way, why not use this chance to make some long-overdue tweaks to your property?

In this post, we’ll share a brief overview of the restoration process following water or fire damage and also share some ideas on how to change your home’s aesthetic following the unfortunate event.

Restoring Your Home After Fire Damage

Without further ado, let’s walk through the restoration process following a fire:

1.     Securing the Damage Site and Property

Fires can easily create holes in doors, floors, windows, or roofs, exposing several areas of your property. Once the property is secure, your insurance company can step in to restore the damages. You can either stick to the company they provide or do your research and search for better home restoration services in Southern Nevada.

2.     Drying and Soot Removal

Firefighting involves the use of water, which can potentially cause water damage, depending on the severity of the fire. Therefore, the first task is usually to dry the water to prevent mold buildup. The restoration team uses cleaning equipment to remove the smoke and soot particles from the walls, floors, and ceilings.

3.     Restoration and Rehabilitation

Once your home is safe from smoke and debris, the team will commence structural restoration. This includes floors repair or replacement, repainting, and roof repairs, etc.

Restoring Your Home After Water Damage

Water damage restoration involves some of the same steps involved in fire damage restoration, such as drying and mold prevention. However, there are a few additional steps you need to consider:

1.     Electrical and HVAC Repairs

If the water rose to the same level as your electrical panel or outlets, the restoration team will first check them before turning the power back on. The team will also check for water in your heat registers and/or ducts.

2.     Walls and Flooring Repairs/Replacement

The restoration team will rip out all damaged flooring whether they’re hardwood, tiles, and laminate, and replace them accordingly. Walls are generally made of drywall or wood which means that they’re prone to mold buildup. The team will open the walls to allow them to dry out. Once the wall cavities and floors have fully dried out, the team will proceed to repaint and finalizing the restoration.

5 Ways to Change Your Home’s Aesthetic after Water or Fire Damage

1.    New Paint

The easiest and most budget-friendly way to change your house’s aesthetic after water or fire damage is by opting for new paint. You can switch to a darker or lighter palette to give your home a modern, sophisticated look. Darker colors are more suitable for homes in Staten Island due to relatively cool temperatures all year around. However, lighter colors can potentially reduce lighting costs due to their reflective nature.

2.    Kitchen and Storage

If you’re restoring your home following a flood or fire, you can use this opportunity to maximize your storage by utilizing your kitchen to its maximum capacity. This simply involves adding more kitchen cabinets and storage, as well as multipurpose furniture. If you already have sufficient space in your kitchen, you can repaint or change your cabinets to give a modern look.

3.    New Floors

New flooring can make a huge difference in your home. If the water or fire damage is beyond repair, use this opportunity to transform your space. There are so many options to choose from in terms of material, color, and design pattern. For example, if your home had tile floorings, you can switch to hardwood floors which are not only timeless but also elegant. Not to mention, they’ll increase your property’s value in the long run. Tiles are great options for kitchens and bathrooms due to their water-resistant nature. Other options include marble, laminate, carpet, vinyl, and porcelain, etc.

4.    Windows

If a fire has damaged your windows, you could either install larger or smaller ones to change the appearance of your room. You could also change the window’s shape to give it a different look. If your building code allows it, you could also paint your windows a shade lighter or darker to control the light coming through. And finally, you could also include more windows in your rooms for better ventilation.

5.    Lighting

Lighting allows us to influence the perception of colors, and therefore, the overall aesthetic of your room or home. Changing your lighting is one of the cheapest and smartest ways to update your space. For example, you could simply change the color of your lights from soft white to shades of yellow and orange. This will automatically shift your home’s color palette in terms of brightness and shine. You could also switch to different shapes or types of lighting such as LED, fluorescent, incandescent, and halogen, etc.

Renowned Water or Fire Damage Restoration Services

The team at 911 Restoration of Southern Nevada can not only return your home to its original condition following water or fire damage but also help your change your house’s aesthetic to give it a new look. With hundreds of restoration, remodeling, and renovation projects under our belt in Southern Nevada, you can rest assured that we bring unparalleled expertise in terms of design and finishing. So, let us know what changes you have in mind, and let us bring your imagination to life.

Feel free to call us for more information regarding our home restoration services.

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