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House refurbishment guide

If you have been living in your house for many years and have gotten tired of seeing the same colours, design and structure, you’ve probably thought about renovating certain rooms or why not the whole house. House refurbishment London is a completely unknown field for you and not knowing where to start could be very frustrating. We’ve prepared a small guide to take you in the right direction once you are ready to move forward with the remodelling project.
Start by determining what are the house’s best assets- for example, the large windows, nice back yard, and then what are the worst- for example, old flooring or worn out kitchen. Be prepared that some of the issues may present themselves only after you start the renovation. Figure out if you will need to use the services of an architect or designer and fit it in your budget. Check out websites and magazines for ideas on what you’d like your home to look like.
Are you thinking about any structural changes like loft conversion, garage extension or basement finishing? These types of refurbishments will add some valuable and sophisticated living space to your home. They will certainly require the help of professionals. It’s important to look for builders with years of experience and references. Shop around for quotes and ask friends and relatives to recommend someone they have used before.
Keep the original features of your home that make it special. If you have old hardwood flooring, you can possibly just refinish it again and let it be. Keep your period windows and just paint them in new colour if you wish to change their appearance.
If you want your home to feel different from the moment you walk into it, changing the exterior is a great way to do it. Have in mind that this could be a major expense and require a large-scale improvement. However, there are ways to renovate the exterior by changing up smaller details like the garden fence, the porch railing or the landscape. Make sure you check the roofing. Even if you like the original covering, it’s worth repairing it if it has even a slight problem, as it will bring you a lot of headache in the years to come.
Inspect the plumbing of the home. Even if it’s useable for the most part, changing the pipes may be necessary in order to avoid future water damage. Major work would be installing under-floor heating for convenience and coziness. This will require installation or inspection from an NICEIC-qualified electrician. Changing up the wiring so you can add new lighting or installing a central heating system is a great idea for your house refurbishment project.
And of course, the most common house refurbishment projects include kitchen refurbishment, bathroom fitting and painting. The kitchen is where you spend most your time home. Remodelling it can include new design, new cabinets and appliances. New bathroom will transform your mornings and make you feel like you live in a brand new place. You can add some Zen to it by choosing colour and bathroom suite design that is romantic and peaceful. Paint your walls with new colours or add interesting wallpaper that can be the accent of your new living space.
Creating your dream home will require some work, creativity and patience. However, it is worth all the hassle as it will make you feel accomplished and will bring some zest into your life. Make sure you check the legal requirements for planning approvals before you start. Even though most of the renovations will not require any, the ones that do can add some additional worries to your days.