So your house isn’t big enough anymore? Your kids have outgrown the space and you need more? Rather than sell your well-loved home and try to find something that fits your criteria, have you thought of property refurbishment?
Refurbishing your property could provide you with exactly the living space your require at a fraction of the cost of moving to a bigger property or one with the exact layout you desire.
Yes, it may mean that you need to move out for a little while so that the builders can move in but in the long run you will see the benefits as you get to make all the decisions from the planning stages to the finished decorated house.
It will mean that you can look at whether there are any special features that would make life easier for your family in later years, maybe a wet room or more room for living downstairs for when teenagers need a separate space to entertain.
So what do you need to think about when looking at property refurbishment, especially if you are new to this and it is your first time. The first decision to make is whether you are going to hire a builder and architect and how much of the work you are going to be taking on yourself. Drawing up architects plans yourself isn’t advised and this is where it is worth taking your time and spending your money wisely. Use an architect that has been recommended. Go and see some of his work before you sign a contract and above all, make sure that they work in the type of refurbishment that you are planning. Time spent at this stage will mean that costly mistakes aren’t made later on in the process.
Undoubtedly, if you look hard enough you will find a new house to move into that will tick all your boxes but Property Refurbishment is definitely worth careful consideration before moving.