Home Improvements to Consider for your New House
When buying a new home, unless it has been newly built, it is very unlikely that there will be nothing you want to change about the home you have bought. So, when tackling home improvements in your new house, it is important to prioritize which improvements you will make first.
If you are unsure where to start or are beginning to feel overwhelmed with all of the changes you want or need to make, we have gathered some tips for how to plan out your home improvements.
Make A Plan
When planning how you are going to approach your home improvements, it is important to work out your priority order. Make a list similar to the one below:
- Essential – things that have to be changed before or immediately after you move in; this would include things like wiring, a kitchen that does not function, or plumbing.
- Nice but not necessary – things you want to change because you do not like them, but what is there currently functions well; this would include modernizing decor, kitchen, and bathrooms, and projects such as extensions or removing fireplaces.
- Love as it is – anything you want to leave the same as it is; this could include furniture you have already purchased or built-in wardrobes that you want to keep in place.
Within the first two parts of this list, you should decide which is the highest priority of everything you have written out. When you have your priority list, it is time to work out your budget and timeframe for making each change. If you need to make changes before moving in, you should obviously begin there.
How You Will Refurbish
You will need to review your budget before you begin any refurbishments. You will also need to decide whether you will be completing the refurbishments yourself or hiring a company. Whether or not you will complete the refurbishments yourself should depend on your ability to do so.
It is not worth trying to save costs by completing the upgrades yourself if you are not able to do so. Mistakes when putting in a new kitchen could be costly in the future, so ensuring that someone who is competent completes the work is best.
We recommend that you get multiple quotes for any work that you want completed to ensure that you get the best deal for what is required. If you are unsure of companies who can do the work, you can complete an internet search for keywords such as bathroom refurbishment London to get options in your area.
When you have a list of companies that are near your location, you should then contact them to begin getting quotes in place. Quotes for the work may involve the company visiting your property to get an idea of the scope of the job to be completed.
After receiving the quotes for the work, you should decide which company you will use; the company you choose should not always be the cheapest available. Choosing the cheapest company may seem sensible for your budget; however, if all other companies are offering approximately the same price, the cheapest option is a red flag.