It is so exciting to watch your new house slowly transforming into the home that you have always dreamt of, and the interior finishing stage is where you really see your home shape! This is where you, as the homeowner, provide details on everything from how your kitchen cabinets would look like to how your bathroom tiles should be installed.
Most of the activities that form part of the interior finishing include installing the drywall, lighting and plumbing fixtures, molding and flooring. You also choose the cabinets and countertops for the house.
McElhinney Construction is a home building company that performs interior finishing services among other services such as framing, remodeling and renovation. We take your project from its inception through construction, and transform it into your dream home.
What is interior finishing?
Interior finishing refers to the final processes that are done to the interior surfaces of the house to make it inhabitable before moving in. These include flooring and drywalling, installing doors, windows, siding or stucco, installing cabinets, insulation, molding and plastering, painting and installation of ceilings.
It is one of the most exciting moments of construction because you get to choose the type of material to be used. It is also the most intense period of building your home, because there are a lot of things to be done that require your attention and decision-making.
Why is interior finishing an essential part of construction?
Interior finishing is important because it determines the final appearance of the home -- the impression that guests will have when they come to visit you.
Interior finishing directly determines how your home will look like after completion of the construction. You should take part actively in this final stage of construction to ensure that your home looks the way you intended.
Tasks associated with interior finishing:
Many tasks are completed during the interior finishing phase of the construction process. Some of those tasks include:
After a wall has been built by bricks, plasterboard or reinforced concrete, then plastering is what follows. Plastering helps correct imperfections, making the wall uniform and geometrically straight -- the perfect canvas for you to paint and apply home decor.
2. Alarm Prewiring
If you intend to have an alarm system now or in the future, then it is a good idea to have the house pre-wired during interior finishing work.
This is an essential step in interior finishing work that happens after the installation of frames. If you intend to use blown insulation on the ceiling, then you will have to wait after the ceiling has been boarded. Insulation can also be used for sound-proofing.
Drywall is a construction material that is used to create walls and ceilings. It is quick and easy to install, durable and straightforward to repair in case of damage. Drywall can also be used to provide resistance to walls and ceilings to contain a fire and increase time for people to evacuate in case of a fire outbreak. Drywalls are installed immediately after completion of insulation.
Baseboard trims are used in interior finishing works. They run at the bottom of a finished interior wall. Baseboards are used to tidy up the appearance of the junction between the floor and the walls.
6. Gypsum boards
Gypsum boards are used to construct interior walls. There are different levels of gypsum boards ranging from level 1 to level 5. Level 5 is the most efficient and beautiful form of gypsum board.
We have a team of skilled workers who will install the hard flooring material in your home at competitive prices. The floorings we make are impeccable and attractive because we use high-quality materials. Flooring is a critical part of interior finishing because it affects the final appearance of the home.
8. Plumbing and electrical fixtures
Installation of plumbing and electrical equipment are part of interior finishing works. We can help you source these materials and install them at pocket-friendly prices.
Interior finishing works are as important as other steps in building your home. McElhinney Construction company can help you throughout your building process from framing, renovation up to interior finishing. Call us today to get an estimate for your interior finishing work in Martha’s Vineyard or the other areas we serve!