Considerations to Make Before Refurbishing Your Home

Refurbishing your home is a big decision and can be a big investment in to your future. While there are no downsides to refurbishing, it is important you have considered all the necessary factors before you decide to get to work. Keep reading to find out what you should ask yourself before refurbishing your home.

Do you have a strict schedule?

Refurbishing your home can be very hectic, so you need to make sure you create a schedule and stick to it. For example, set out dates for specific tradespeople to get to work and set a plan for when each room will be complete. While things may not always go to plan, it will be helpful to see if you are on schedule or not.

Have you checked for damp or rot?

Spotting damp or rotten wood is not the end of the world, but it is much better to spot it early so it can be rectified sooner rather than later. Damp is easily noticable from wet patches or mould ad it usually occurs in your kitchen or bathroom. Rot tends to be found in your floorboards or roof.

Will you be able to live through the refurbishment?

If you are refurbishing on a very large scale, will you need to find somewhere else to live for the duration? If so, it is important you get this sorted before anyone gets to work on your home, so you aren't left with nowhere to go!

Do you have a budget in place?

Creating a budget is key to having a successful home renovation. While costs can increase throughout the job, it is a good idea to have an initial budget that you aim for as best as you can. It is unlikely for everything to run as smoothly as you may like, so additional costs are bound to arise- but having a budget helps you to keep on top of things much more easily. It also helps you to stop going overboard with unnecessary costs!

Need to refurbish your home in Durham?

We offer our home refurbishment services across Washington, Sunderland and Durham. Is it time you refurbish your home today? To get in touch with our team, simply give us a call on 0191 5849311 / 07817356671 or email us at You can also fill out the contact form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We hope to hear from you soon!