Entire House Remodel
Our house flooded on September 8. I'm 30 weeks pregnant and we would really like to get into our home as soon as possible. Since the walls are open from 4 feet down, we figured we would move a couple of walls and add a real master since our master was only 12 X 14.
So far, our first steps were to get the house dry and the studs treated with mold inhibitor. Then, we got the electricity turned on. A plumber has been out and he says everything is fine. We're currently rewiring some of the walls for our convenience and adding insulation. The bug guy comes out tomorrow to spray. Then, we plan to move walls, add more wiring and insulation, and go from there.
Is there some sort of home remodeling 101 that we need to know about? We're trying to do as much as possible before hiring the professionals to come in and finish drywall, put in cabinets, plumb the new master bathroom, etc. Time is of the essence and I'm just overwhelmed with all that has to be done. Fortunately, we have some good help. We'd like to avoid a GC if at all possible, but we may need to do that due to the time issue.
We moved in just 3 months ago, and had planned on doing some remodeling, but not right now, and not all at once.
Looking forward to replies and suggestions. I can do groundwork on the computer for cabinets, appliances, countertops, fixtures, etc., but am not sure where to begin. $ is an issue since this is flood insurance rather than home insurance.