Renovating a house is not easy; it takes a lot of careful planning and it involves a lot of shifting for the members, not to mention that one has to set aside quite a lot from their annual budget. Although the aim is to give the house a makeover and make it more beautiful than it was, here are a few things that should be looked into while renovating a house.
The exterior of the house is exposed to dust, rain and strong sunlight and hence the paint can become dull over a period of time, giving an overall shabby look to the house. However, it is not just enough to apply fresh coats of paint, one should also look for leaking roofs and repair broken fences or change the locks on the gate.
Over time, the pipes running through the house can develop cracks and start leaking. This results in damp walls and floors and if there is a basement in the house, it is most affected. The drainage system should be checked for any clogs or leakages- there is no use overhauling the floors and walls again just after a few months of doing your house all over again. This also goes a long way in saving additional costs.
BATHROOM AND KITCHEN:
The bathroom and the kitchen are the most intimate aspects of the house and needs the greatest care. Broken sinks and basins should be removed and also old bathtubs and kitchen counter tops if the have developed cracks. The fixtures in both these places are exposed to a lot of water that causes rust or develop water stains very too unsightly to look at, so they should also be replaced.
While renovating the house, try to make more storage space. Over time, a family accumulates a lot of things that are too special to the memory to be thrown away. Children grow up and yet parents are unable to part with their toys and baby clothes. The same can be said about antique furniture- one is simply unable to discard a teapot that was once a favourite of grandmaâ€™s. So it is best to throw out unnecessary junk and create space for things that matter.
Lastly, once the ground work is done, one can think about the dÃ©cor. The walls can be done differently- the peeling wallpaper can be changed. Likewise, the flooring can be changed- marble or granite can be brought in if budget allows or else new floor tiles may be installed. Furniture can be sent for polishing and to repair the upholstery, while carpets can be sent for a dry cleaning to get rid of the dirt and grime that has accumulated through the years. The lighting can be changed and additional things can be brought in for a new baby in the family perhaps.
With careful consideration, one can renovate the house by keeping these few things in mind.
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