The 5 Things to Think About Before Remodelling Your Home

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Whether you are trying to improve your home for yourself and your family or you want to add value to your property in order to sell it on, remodelling a home is a lot to think about. You might be asking yourself if you are making the right choices along the way or if your remodelling plans will achieve longevity. Here are some key things to think about before you get started.

What is your budget?
Do your plans align with the budget you have set yourself for the project? It’s also wise to set a budget which takes into account and already includes extra for unprecedented problems that may come to light. If it turns out there are no additional problems, great! You now have extra funds to put towards another project or some stylish home décor.

Planning permission
Always talk to your local authority before going ahead with any large projects within a property as you may be subject to planning permission. As a rough guide, anything below 6 - 8 metres is usually exempt from planning permission but checking this out early on will save big headaches down the line.  For more information head over to the gov.uk website regarding planning permission.

Are you entitled to an incentive?
In some cases, you could be granted tax relief on refurbishment projects so don’t forget to look into this further in your area to see if you may be eligible for any supports, grants or relief from your local authority or government.

Think about the timing
Have you done your homework on how long your remodelling project will realistically take? Is it practical for you and your family to stay at home during this time or would you be better off staying elsewhere for the short term until the job is finished? Remodelling with younger children or pets in the house usually isn’t fun for anyone.

Prepare for the unexpected
Whilst we never know what’s around the corner, it’s important to expect the unexpected with any large remodelling project in the event that the job uncovers problems you didn’t know about. There can be a surprising amount of problems in the walls, floors and ceilings of a property, especially in older houses. 

Now you have considered the above, you might want to get in touch with some trusted contractors to help you complete your project safely and professionally. We work with a wide range of tradespeople who could be just what you are looking for. Contact us here to tell us about your project and get your quote.

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