So we’ve all watched the TV programmes – Property Ladder etc. We sit and think we could do better than that, surely it’s so easy! Easy to pass judgement when it’s not you doing it and not your money involved.

There is certainly a lot of skill involved in doing a renovation project. One of the main things that you need to do is TO PLAN. Good organisation skills are essential when doing something like this.

You need to decide on your exit strategy up front. Are you going to buy and hold and let the property out or are you going to refurbish the property then try to sell it – flipping. Having more than one exit strategy will reduce your risk. “Begin with the end in mind” Stephen Covey

Make sure you do you research:

  • Research the area – so that you can really target the sort of people who will want to live there, keep your target market in mind when you start to develop your plans.
  • Find a suitable property.

Remember don’t get personal; don’t be tempted to buy things just because you would like them. Don’t spend lots of money on the latest gadgets or technology. This is not going to be your home; you are in this to make a profit!

We have some great eBooks that will help you with a refurbishment project.

Adding Value To The Heart Of Your Home

The kitchen is undoubtedly the most versatile room in the house, being used for food prep, eating and general socializing. It is thus no wonder that it has historically been referred to as the heart of the home.  A kitchen that is well-designed as well as visually appealing, will not only be a pleasure to be in, but can also add substantial value to your property. It has been estimated that a new kitchen can improve the value of your property by approximately 6% according to the National Association for Estate Agents (NAEA). There are a number of simple ways, such as the following, through which you can add both aesthetic as well as monetary value to your house. Amplify your storage space If there is one thing a kitchen cannot have enough of is storage space. Sufficient storage is also one of the first things potential buyers look for when wanting...
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10 killer ideas to redecorate your back garden

  Decorating your back garden is very important for your home's value because you can make the house much more attractive. You want people to find your house to be perfect, and the only way to do that is to come upwith some ideas to redecorate so that the house looks glorious in every sense.  Try all ten ideas below so that you can make the house that much more amazing when it comes time to sell or just to enjoy the property. 1. A New Patio You could have Paini Concrete come out to look at making a nice patio, and that patio will become the basis of a gorgeous lawn.  The lawn completely changes when you have a new patio, and you will start to use the patio more every day to work or just to read and relax.  You could have the patio poured in any shape, and it...
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5 things to do before starting building work at your property

As a property investor, you might walk into a building you have just bought and immediately recognise where improvements can be made. However, noticing that there is a problem and having that problem effectively rectified can prove to be two very different things. Without diligent preparation, you could too quickly see your property development work unravelling - or costing you more than was ever necessary. Here are some ways to prevent running into issues. Check whether you require permission or approval for the work Depending on the precise nature of the improvement work you are positing, you might need to obtain multiple types of permission or approval before that work can commence. Even seemingly rudimentary tweaks, like replacing windows or doors, could necessitate buildings regulations approval. Meanwhile, if you will be building a new structure or making a significant change like an extension, planning permission will typically be needed. Consider...
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Home Renovation: Tips, Tricks & Secrets

Whether you are looking to increase the property value of your home or you intend to transform and make it attractive, your first option will always be carrying out remodeling and renovation. Home renovations can be accompanied by numerous unforeseen or unwelcomed surprises such as timeline delays and unexpected expenses if you do not plan effectively for this project. Fortunately, following these home renovations tips, tricks and secrets will ensure your renovation process goes smoothly. Declutter your home Decluttering your home is one of the best renovation ideas that will transform your home as it allows good flow energy throughout your home. Thorough decluttering your home helps minimizes the number of objects that may collect and keep dust in your living room. Ensure you remove all the items under your furniture, get rid of broken and outdated items and do away with overloaded closets that may interfere with your house...
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Guide to building a permanent barbecue pit in your garden

As the summer weathers come out to play, many brits use this opportunity to bring their cooking outside and enjoy a BBQ. But why settle for a standard BBQ while you could create your own BBQ pit? This guide will help you build a safe and efficient BBQ pit for your garden for all your summer parties 2018. What’s needed? Before you get started, you will need to collect all the relevant equipment and tools in order to complete your project, here we’ve giving you a list to consider: Bricks Carpenter’s square Cinder blocks Dry mortar Gravel Grill top Hand tamper Measuring tape Metal braces Metal cylinder or can (if you’re building a metal pit) Paving slabs Shovel Spirit level Trowel Water Planning and preparation You’d be amazed with the amount of styles you can consider for when you’re creating your barbecue pit. Check out this handy guide from DIY...
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