Whether you have chosen to buy a property that is in need of a little TLC because it came cheaper than a property that was in a good state or repair, or because you are someone who likes a challenge and loves the idea of rebuilding and renovating an old property to transform it into your dream home, it’s important to realise that there will be a lot of work involved. The fact is that transforming an old and uncared for property into a livable home is not always an easy task, it’s a project that can take weeks or even months to complete. However, when all is said and done, if you are clued up about how to go about doing the property up, you can ensure that once the work is completed, you are left with the most gorgeous home.
With that in mind, below are some tips and ideas for making sure that you are able to ensure that your new home ends up being the dream home that you imagined it would be.
The first step to successfully renovating any property is inspiration. Now, you may already have the inspiration that you need to transform the old property that you have bought into a beautiful home, which may be why you chose to purchase it. However, if this was not the case and you lack inspiration for how you want the finished property to look, it is important to take the time to get the inspiration that you need. Browse home design magazines, read interior design blogs, and create inspiration boards on Pinterest, and you will soon be overflowing with ideas and inspiration for your new home.
Call in the experts
Unless you or your partner has a background in property renovation and interior design, then it may be a good idea to seek the help of the experts. The fact is that when it comes to property restoration and repair, there are a lot of legal hoops that you need to jump through – AKA there are various legal specifications that properties have to meet to be safe. That is why getting a helping hand from the experts, such as those at Integrity Restoration, for instance, could be a good idea, as that way you are able to ensure that any work done on your property is safe and up to code. It might come at a cost, working with contractors, but if it means your property is a safer place, then it is more than worth the cost.
Put a plan in place
Before any work is begun, it is worth taking the time to put a plan in place that says what exactly is being done to your property. By having a plan in place, you can ensure that you know what to expect every step of the way, as well as knowing how much you need to budget for the work that is being done, and the timescale that the project will take. When it comes to your budget, make sure to add on an extra ten percent to it, so that any unexpected costs can be covered, as most building projects always come with a few extra costs.
Believe it or not, transforming a home that is in a state of disrepair into a liveable and well-designed space, is much easier than you would think. It is just a case of knowing what you are doing and getting any help that you need.
Disclosure: This is a contributed post.