Redesigning your home is a big challenge, with many disruptions, and may involve moving out of your home for a while. If you are planning on redeveloping your home it is important to plan well in advance and plan well. Below are three great tips on redesigning your home, which can help the redesigning process run as smoothly as possible.
Work out what your budgeting costs will be. Base this on how much work you intend to have done, how long it will take, and what costs you will need to temporarily move into alternative housing. Once you have the amount worked out, assign additional reserves for any possible issues or additions you may not have foreseen. If you are planning on remortgage your home, or taking out a redevelopment loan to cover the cost of the redevelopment, then make sure to discuss in depth with your bank or lending company what they are prepared to lend you. Make sure that you ask what the repayment options are, and work out if you can realistically afford to take on the loan or remortgage. Do not be tempted to take out more money that you can comfortably afford to pay back on a monthly basis.
Source a redesign team
Take some time to source the best building design and construction team you can. A great design and construction team will do a job well and most likely on time. Always check for reviews and feedback, and cross off your list any companies that have poor customer reviews. Once you have narrowed down the list to a few companies, call them up and request a quotation from them. Remember to also ask them to estimate how long it will take to complete the work. Some companies may provide the complete package; building designers and construction team. Or you can contract a separate design company and home builders company. A complete package, however, may make the task a lot simpler and much less stressful.
Check planning permission regulations
Always check with your local authority if you will require planning permission for any construction work you plan to have carried out. If you fail to do so, and your redeveloped property doesn’t conform to local regulations, you may be fined. You will also be required to have more building work carried out in order to comply with the local regulations. It is much safer to check first. If you have contracted a design company, however, they will often deal with these details on your behalf. It is still a good idea to check that they will do so.
Additionally, consider taking before and after photos and videos. Not only as a good way to remember how the property looked prior to the development, but also as a way to record the development, in case there are any problems down the line. If following the redevelopment your home begins to shows signs of structural failure or flaws, evidence in the form of photos and videos can help support any claim you may have to make.