It’s not just property extensions and loft conversions that add value to properties. A timely house refurbishment can make a huge different, and make you feel like you’ve moved to a new property altogether – without the hassle of estate agents, bank loans and a whole host of other nuisances. So if your property is starting to show its age, we urge you to contact us to discuss ideas and how we can give it a facelift.
No two house refurbishments are alike. Every property has its own unique character, and often times the challenge is to preserve or even better show this character. Some property refurbishments target a specific area of the house, while others are complete floor to ceiling makeovers. It’s completely down to you.
During the design phase, we’ll identify all the original features you’d like to see restored or repaired, as well as the features you want replaced. We’ll also take a look at the layout of your property. You might wish to pursue an open-plan layout that involves knocking through a wall to join a kitchen and living area. This is easily accomplished, but may involve structural alterations to your home that need to be accounted for during initial planning.
As well as the aesthetic side of things, quality house refurbishments can involve updating electrical and plumbing infrastructure. Older properties often feature antiquated wiring and consumer units which poses an electrical safety hazard. On a practical level, it may also mean there’s a lack of plug sockets which can be very inconvenient with the amount of technology the average Halifax or York household features.
Likewise, older homes often experience recurring blockages in their plumbing. This can really add up when you consider the costs of calling in a plumber every month or two. In this respect, consider house refurbishments a two-prong investment – in how your home looks, and how it functions. Improving either will boost the market value of property, and make it easier to sell should you ever decide to.
Unlike with property extensions and larger-scale conversions, house refurbishments rarely require planning permission. However, if you plan on altering the structure of your roof or incorporating an extension alongside the refurbishment, we’ll be happy to provide advice and help you secure the go-ahead from your local authority.
During the planning phase, we can employ cutting-edge 3D modelling software to visualise every aspect of house refurbishments. Many of our clients in and around Halifax and York find this hugely helpful, as it helps them communicate and develop their ideas. Whether you’re looking to completely modernise your home, or have a specific style you’re looking at, our in-house planners will help you find a design scheme that not only meets your expectations, but exceeds them.