Renovation Hints and Tips

Taking on a renovation project could be a great way to get your dream home or to make some profit from a property investment venture We’re currently in the middle of a property renovation ourselves, so we’ve put together some hints and tips to guide you along the way. Finding the property Make sure you do your research in the area that you are buying in.  The best way to make money in property is to buy at the right price.  Check the sold prices on the street to check the price of the property which you are interested in, is in the right ball park.  The street will have a ‘ceiling price’, so will dictate what you might do to renovate the property, and what to spend. If you will be renting the property, out then check the rental figures in the area to find the yield for the...
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It’s What Underneath that Counts

There’s no denying that a renovation project, be it a room, a hallway or an entire house, can end up being very expensive. Once you start pricing things up, you start looking for corners to cut, the cheapest selections, ex-display items and special offers. You want to keep spending to a minimum, that’s for sure. Flooring is important It's important not only because it’s what you walk on, it’s because every room needs some kind of flooring, and most people set aside a huge portion of the overall budget to make sure they get what they want – be it vinyl, ceramic tiles or parquet. Many people, however, are tempted to skimp on their flooring underlay – you can’t see it, so why blow your budget on it? It’s tempting to leave the old underlay in place, or just find any old cheap solution and hope for the best. The...
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