Feb 24, 2011
Get bored with your faithful, existing house? Or simply wanting to add some spark to your residence? Then you need to spend some little time considering this post. There are always pros and cons to buying an older home to renovate, or revamping your existing home.the pros are that older homes tend to have more charm and personality and good craftsmanship is there too. While the the cons are also numerous such as outdated mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and some structural challenges.Here are tips to consider;
Know your home: meaning that you need to know the age of your home, what it is made of, what type of systems it has, and if possible, what the previous home owners renovated,
Know your budget of time and money: The best plan is to ask a general contractor to come and give you an estimate on what the process in involved and what their professional opinion is for how much money and time to allocate.
Be realistic with your renovation plans: consider the condition of what is existing and what you’re trying to improve. Your ambition has to be realistic enough so that it fits your present constraints
Embrace the process: you have to love it to do it because it is rewarding, especially once it’s done as planned.