Property refurbishment has grown more popular than ever before over the past decade. With people buying second homes to do up to rent or sell on, or homeowners developing and refurbishing their own homes to make them more appealing, when it comes to property refurbishments Loughborough residents are really reaping the benefits.
The Benefits of Property Refurbishment
Property refurbishment can be a truly gratifying challenge. One which could not only make you a great deal of money, but the finished results bring some huge levels of satisfaction for those who have been a part of the process.
We know this, because, as a building firm with over 30 years in the business, we ourselves take pride in offering a range of services that can turn an unloved property into a place to be proud of. It’s also a chance to really put your stamp on something and make it your own.
There are so many more benefits that come with property refurbishment too. Just take a look:
- Value for money
You can buy some great properties that are in simple need of refurbishment at an absolute bargain. Property auctions, for example, can be a great place to find them. House buyers these days know that it’s not always about snapping up your dream home that’s all ready to go the minute you move in. Because, here is a chance to not only greatly add to the value of the property, but also to make it all the more perfect for you and your family with just a little added effort.
Buying a place to refurb that doesn’t need much doing to it is a great way to test the water with property renovation and see how you go if you’re thinking of making a career out of it. That’s because simple refurbishments don’t require too much in terms of building work. It is also a great way to get on the property ladder or be able to purchase on a more expensive street, if, in the past, it wasn’t an option.
- Shorter time scales
If you are looking for a home that is right for you then refurbing a property can be the quickest and often cheapest route to doing it.
You could spend years searching for the perfect place, when actually doing up somewhere that wasn’t quite right could have you in your dream home before you know it.
Of course, there’s the option to redecorate and extend, but you can also change the function of the rooms pretty easily and make them work for you, rather than starting from scratch with a costly new-build.
Say, for example, the only thing holding you back from buying a property is the fact that the bathroom is downstairs.
This could be easily remedied by having bathroom fitters take some space from one of the rooms upstairs and turn it into an upstairs bathroom. Then, not only does your house tick all the right boxes for you, but you’ll also have added to the property’s overall value in the process.
- Less permissions are needed
We all like things to be as straightforward as possible in our lives and when it comes to the planning permissions needed for refurbishment, it can be a lot less stressful than you might think.
Refurbs are more straightforward as they often don’t require planning permission (unless the building is listed or having a change of use) – so get the advice of a good builder before you start and, chances are, you’ll see it’s easier than you first thought.
Things you could change
With the new year just around the corner, many look towards making positive improvements in their lives and this can include home refurbishments to better suit their needs or make their home more attractive.
With the new year can come the decision to put right the things that need to be done, such as changing the living space to accommodate a growing family.
If adding more space isn’t necessarily an option, here are some things you could change around the home by way of refurbishment instead:
- Remodel the existing space by changing around the layout of your rooms
- Make the most of areas that are underutilised
- Remove internal walls
- Look at the circulation of your house design and how the way people move through the space could be be improved
- Relocate or redesign the staircase to give added space
- Free up wall space with underfloor heating
- Look at storage space and how you can make the most of it
- Hunt out unused spaces in your rooms, such as under stairs or furniture and see how they can be better used
- Consider whether roof or loft space can be converted
- Unused garages can be converted to create an additional room
Things to avoid
When you’re having refurbishments of any kind done to your home, it’s always important to know what you’re doing or get help from someone who does and avoid hiring the wrong people.
Choose a building firm you can trust to get the job done correctly, on time and within budget. This way you’ll avoid any unnecessary nightmares cropping up along the way. Get references and recommendations about the company, as well as a full run down of costs and timescales before any work is done.
Make sure you have a good relationship with the builders who are carrying out any refurbishments on your home and keep in close contact with them throughout the whole process. This way you’ll ensure the best possible job is done.
How We Can Help
We have many years’ experience of property refurbishment in Loughborough and the surrounding area.
We can take on whole projects or just elements that you can’t do yourself. We are happy to advise and even make suggestions that come from years of development experience.
Whether you need the whole house re-plastering or just some rooms, external rendering, carpentry and door hanging through to fitting kitchens and bathrooms, we can offer a full range of services to help with your refurbishment.
Contact Marlow Building & Landscaping Today
Contact us today to see how we can assist you with your refurbishment. We have many happy customers and a long history of successful developments that we can share.
We would be more than happy to come out to you in the New Year to take a look at the work involved and advise on the best way forward. Call us on 01509 269 407 or use our online form to get in touch today.