Dream Home Plans And Ideas
How To Make Your Dream Come True
As house prices soar, many people are finding it increasingly difficult to buy the dream home their hearts have been set on. Hence, over recent years, the idea of renovating an old, dilapidated building, has become an attractive one. If you are considering this option, these are the stages you will go through.
- The building you are purchasing is going to be a lot cheaper than a modern house, but the money you need to spend on renovating it is going to be expensive. There may be unforeseen costs as the building work commences, too, so you will need extra money set aside. So budget effectively, and if you need to take out a loan, shop around until you get the best deal.
2. The Right Property
- Visit different local real estate agents to see what they have to offer. Competition is high, so you may need to wait before anything is suitable. Let them know your budget, and they should help you through the process of finding something right for you.
- Be careful, though. If a property comes up that is very cheap, there will be a reason for this. It is probably a health and safety hazard waiting to happen. Hire a building surveyor to give you an idea of the costs involved, and haggle with the building owner to bring down costs.
3. Make a Checklist
- Before beginning work, there are several hoops you should jump through. If the building needs external work, you are going to need planning permission from the local authority.
- If the building is adjacent to another property, commission a building condition report to ensure your neighbour’s house is not going to fall around them because of your renovation.
- You will need to make a plan of the house, including ideas for room placement and design. You may have beautiful mansion style dream home plans and ideas in your head, but the reality may be different.
- If you intend to live in the house during renovation, plan ahead, and plan for the groundwork to be completed first. If not, you may need to look for somewhere to rent in the meantime.
4. Make it Happen
- You will need to hire an architect to give you advice about any structural problems the property may have, and then hire a trusted building firm to take on the work for you.
- The renovation requires all kinds of work. You will be hiring contractors, including plasterers, electricians, and plumbers. Plan the work in advance, and avoid having them in the property at the same time, as this may cause them a lot of frustration.
- As far as is possible, be around when the work is taking place. You will want to ensure your requirements are being met, and that nobody is sleeping on the job. Don’t forget that you are also responsible for the health and safety on site, so seek advice on the precautions you need to take.
- It will take a while, but eventually, the house will be finished. Send out some housewarming invitations, throw a party to celebrate and enjoy your new home.
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