Renovations and refurbishments, generally do not come cheap and many people are tempted to wait a little bit longer and just carry out a few minor repairs. This however, is a false economy, which may well end up costing you significantly more money in the long run. Regular maintenance work can eat up your budget, while possibly not actually addressing the root cause of the problems, not to mention the amount of time that can be taken up organising the repairs. Renovating or refurbishing a property has many advantages. Not only does it add to the value of the property, it can make it more attractive to potential tenants at the same time as dramatically cutting your maintenance bills, while allowing the opportunity to make serious improvements that will benefit the tenant for years to come.
Older Properties are less Energy Efficient
The weather in the North of England and Scotland can be absolutely bitter during the winter which can make it extremely expensive to keep a property warm, when it has poor insulation, old windows and doors and drafty corridors. Experienced specialists of property refurbishment in Scotland understand the issues and can offer solutions to not only improve the insulation and replace windows, but to simultaneously upgrade your appliances and heating system for far better energy efficiency, thus dramatically reducing the utility bills.
Improving Comfort and Functionality
Not very many people have the perfectly functioning home, but a refurbishment allows you to make lots of improvements, which can improve your quality of life, and allow you to open up spaces to make them more useful. Many people dream of having their own home theatre room, or a home office, which can be achieved, while upgrading the kitchen and the bathrooms will not only make life at home more enjoyable, it will add significant value to the property. Be it for work, for play or just your daily household functions, a well thought out refurbishment can work wonders. Buyers in general are more likely to be interested in a property which has newer appliances and good functionality.
Simpler than Building a New Property
Without any doubt, refurbishing a property is far simpler than building something new, as there are considerably less restrictions, unless you are in an historically listed property. Council regulations for new buildings are extremely strict and significant delay is possible while the various applications are being processed. Not only is a refurbishment quicker, it is also likely to cost quite a bit less, as it allows you to refurbish all, or just a part of the property.
A major renovation or refurbishment is not simple and it is highly advisable to seek professional help and guidance. Aside from the fact that you may require council approvals, which a professional will immediately know and be able to advise and assist with, it is vitally important that the structural integrity of the building is in no way compromised. For major jobs especially, a smart move is to begin with a full survey of the property, and to seek advice and consultancy, which can give you expert ideas and help you get it absolutely perfect, first time around.