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.

How to Design a Gorgeous Kitchen

The kitchen is a space where people enjoy delicious meals and socialize with their family after a long day or have guests over for the holidays. For almost every family the kitchen is one of the most high-traffic areas of the home so it should be decorative but also functional. Discover exciting new ways to change the look of your kitchen while not changing its purpose. 1. Cabinets One of the first things you should consider when updating your kitchen is your cabinets. Are they outdated? If you’re unsure what cabinets are considered trendy or which style would match best in your kitchen you can hire an expert to give you his/her advice on the particular material and style cabinet that would complement your kitchen. Professionals in the cabinet industry understand the rising trends in cabinetry and know which cabinets work well in each type of kitchen. Cabinet trends seem...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
1473 Hits
0 Comments

Rental Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Property in Top Shape

Renting your home to complete strangers might be one of the hardest things in the world but knowing you can earn quite a lot of money this way is going to make the whole process much easier. However, if you want to make sure your property finds proper tenants, you need to invest some money into it first and turn it into a place everyone is going to love, but also maintain it in the future as well. So, here are a few tips on how to make your rental more perfect than ever. Repaint before new tenants move in Making sure your property is in top shape depends on several things, but it seems that most potential tenants focus on the aesthetic appeal of the place they’re about to rent. That’s why your rental needs to be as new as possible, or at least recently renovated. But, if these...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
2311 Hits
0 Comments

How To Extend the Life of a Conservatory

There are around four million conservatories in the UK, according to recent government estimates. A lot of these were built ten to twenty years ago and may now be in poor condition. Most uPVC conservatories last twenty years at best, before major repair or rebuilding is necessary. As such, a consistent programme of upkeep is recommended to ensure a conservatory lasts as long as possible. New technologies and better glass do make the newest conservatories far more energy efficient and durable. New conservatory roof designs, such as a predominantly tiled roof with added glazing, can extend the life of a typical conservatory far beyond the aforementioned lifespan. This second option of rebuilding to contemporary standards is there for those seeking change, a less involved plan of maintenance, or simply those who can afford to carry out the work. A conservatory undoubtedly adds value to a property, but the more poorly...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
2611 Hits
0 Comments

Expensive UK renovations: how much is invested into business refurbishment projects?

The interior design and functionality of a building have great effects on the people within it. From a consumer perspective, shop features such as colour and floor plan can impact on sales, while an employee’s rate of productivity may decrease if they have to work in badly lit, uninspiring rooms. In the UK, we’re big fans of renovating. According to the Interior Refurbishment and Fit-Out Market Report: 2014-2018, the sector was valued at more than £7.1 billion and across the country, businesses, hotels, public buildings and office spaces are continually being refurbished and updated to stay current and enhance the overall aesthetic. But which are the most expensive refurbishment projects in the UK and why is the sector so important to us in the first place? The importance of refurbishing The refurbishment sector deals with a wide range of industries. From schools and department stores to hospitals and office spaces,...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
3085 Hits
0 Comments

6 Tips for Avoiding Building Disputes

Home renovations are stressful. Not only do you have to make big decisions about transforming your property in a way that makes it more functional, beautiful and valuable, but you’re also faced with the prospect of having your daily routine disrupted for several days, weeks or even months. On top of it all, there’s the worry about things not going to plan – what happens if a cowboy builder leaves your home in a mess, with work that is poor-quality or unfinished? 1.Choose a builder wisely Choosing the right contractor is often half the battle. Do your research and seek recommendations from friends, family and neighbours to find a builder or decorator that can complete your project to a satisfying standard. Check online reviews for any glaring warning signs, too. The Federation of Master Builders recommends preparing a brief to help you pinpoint exactly what you want and, of course,...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
2390 Hits
0 Comments