Remodelling a home can prove to be a lot of work spanning for days and even months (including prep time) depending on the amount of work to be done, and it is one of those choices you make that can prove to very gratifying, or not. Without the right methods you may end up in an expensive mess. Here are some tips home remodellers should know in 2018.
Have a house style in mind:
Every building already falls within a classification of architectural styles, and understanding how these styles work and your wanted style will help out in figuring out the extent of work to be done to the structure. The fact that your old country house needs remodelling doesn’t mean it must seize to be a country home if you are still a lover of country homes.
Getting a plan:
Remember that everything goes better if you plan it, so get an architectural plan that suits what you want to achieve, go over it, and get it approved. You do not want to get into trouble with the authorities for carrying out extensive works without permission or realising midway that the plan you have is not within the building regulations of the area.
Figuring out your budget early enough
When it comes to buildings, you want to pick longevity over flashy or trendy because they are somewhat a permanent decision. Figuring out the right construction methods, tools, materials and professionals for the job is an important aspect. Even if you are on a low budget, you should work out a plan to enable you have a durable result. People always make the mistake of wrong budget estimation and might get stuck before the renovations come through.
Lots of your old stuff are reusable and can be bought for good money, which might even boost your budget. Organising a permitted yard sale can help you get rid of your old stuff and cut your cost on clearing the site. You can also buy things if you are lucky enough in a yard sale. This idea is a big money saving tip.
Temporary place for you, your family and your stuff.
Your remodelling might take a while. During which you and your family will need a place to stay for a while. While work is going on, iy may not be safe for you to stay within the premises. You could schedule the ongoing work in batches so that a section of the house is reserved for you and your family until the other parts are done. You could get a room in an affordable hotel or with friends and relatives or schedule a trip during this period.
Close supervision is necessary, either by you or a trusted professional. Errors made might be expensive to correct if the works have gone far, and you have to make sure that the methods and equipment being used are up to the agreed ones.
Most importantly, research about it. From others that have done remodel, from contractors and read about it. Researching can help you avoid pitfalls that could happen and areas you can save big like on plumbing, walling and areas that demands attention like lighting and fixtures.
1. Lower your living room to create a conversation pit.
2. Turn an attic nook into a pillow room.
What is life but one long, perpetual movie-night slumber party?
3. Display your book collection under the stairs.
4. Or use the space underneath for storage.
5. Or use that space for a book nook.
So much cozy.
6. Dogs are people, too, which is why your dog should probably get his or her own little haven underneath the stairs.
7. Make space for two dishwashers instead of one.
You can load one while the other washes. KitchenAid also makes a double drawer dishwasher.
8. If you’re doing a HUGE remodel, ask your contractor about tacking on a treehouse or guesthouse.
9. Turn your shabby garden shed into a charming artist’s shed.
With big windows for lots of light and visual inspiration.
10. Install an in-wall pest control system.
Pest-tube installation means that all the exterminator has to do is inject some stuff into one end to keep insects and rodents away.
11. Maximize your space with baseboard drawers.
12. Consider a hidden room.
13. Make your walls MAGNETIC.
14. An S-shaped seat turns your shower or steam room into one you can LIE DOWN IN.
15. Have an extra-tall ceiling? Stretch a ceiling hammock across it.
16. A walk-in shower means NO GLASS TO CLEAN.
And they even fit into small bathroom spaces.