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Renovation of a House: What to do?

Jan 27

Renovation of a House: What to do?

By Houston Kitchen Renovators

As with any other home improvement project, it requires some preparation and hard work. But, it's a wonderful opportunity to bring life and personality to an old house and increase its value.


The jump links to the right will guide you through the steps of the Houston Tx house remodel checklist. You can also find a separate guide for house remodeling costs that covers all types of building projects.

What's the latest in construction and Coronavirus?


The last few weeks have seen an increase in construction workers returning to work. With the lifting of lockdown restrictions, homeowners can now get on with their home renovation projects.


It's important to remember that builders and contractors who enter your home, even if it's occupied by you, must comply with the government’s latest hygiene and social distancing rules.


Where can I find a property for the renovation?


Many properties that are suitable to be renovated are described in the description by an estate agent. This could mean everything from a new kitchen and cosmetic changes to the space, or even the removal of a tree that had grown in the living area. Before you begin looking for a home to buy, you need to determine your budget as well as how much work it will take.


You can then begin your search. It is easy to start your search by looking at estate agents and online property databases like Plotfinder. Local auctions can be a great way to find bargains - check out our guide to buying houses at auction.


Even if a house isn't up for sale right now, you might have noticed potential. It isn't uncommon for people who don't intend to sell their homes to reconsider after receiving a well-written letter from potential buyers.


How to assess the potential for a renovation.


How can you avoid becoming a cash cow when it comes time to renovate your home? A survey should be done on any property before you buy it. The survey will be done by a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, who will give you feedback on the repairs that are needed and then estimate the cost.


Untrained eyes can spot a few things before making an offer, or even scheduling a viewing.


  • The location is (almost everything).


For anyone who is looking for a great deal on a home renovation, the wise advice to "seek out the worst house on best street" is a sound one. It doesn't matter how beautiful the property is, it won't be as great as the surrounding area. Make sure to check out the amenities and green spaces. Google Street View gives you a good idea of the neighborhood and will help you flag suspicious activities.


  • Find the street's ceiling price.


Zoopla and Rightmove allow you to see similar properties that have been sold in your area. This will give you an idea of the maximum price for your home, so you can estimate your return on investments after renovations. Anything that is going to cost you a lot to fix, be on the lookout.


It is important to check for damaged or missing roof tiles and signs of bowing timbers, as roof repairs can be expensive.


  • What do you think the exteriors look like of your neighbors' homes?


Are your proposed alterations compatible with the rest of the neighborhood? Do they have any modifications to their homes you can use? Is it well-kept and a sign that the homeowners are proud of their homes?


  • Is there scope for expansion?


You might be able to adapt your home to suit your needs, even if the space isn't enough. It is possible to convert existing space such as the garage and loft. A simple loft conversion may be possible if space is available. You could also consider extending the backyard to allow for a back extension, while still allowing for ample outdoor living space. To get an idea of what might be possible, take a look around at similar properties.



Houston Kitchen Renovators

Houston, Tx

(346) 450 6420