Know what your budget is
Knowing your budget would help you understand how much will be able to pay in different aspects. Renovation is an expensive affair. Knowing the budget you are comfortable in paying would help you further.
Do the necessary repairs
There are necessary maintenance and repair works you need to immediately pay attention to. If you dilly dally your repair works regarding pipeline, electricity and others, it may become worse. You might have to pay a hefty amount if you do not make the necessary repairs before it is too late.
Do not strip your house of its character
If you try making your old house look like a modern world you might be making a mistake.
- Financially it will be extremely expensive to undo and redo your entire house. You might have to change every other feature otherwise it will not be modern enough.
- Your house will lose its antique vintage charm which makes it unique in itself. It’s structure is different from modern contemporary houses. Changing everything about your house will be too harsh on the House’s architectural structure.
Rework on the dilapidated features
Undeniably you can rework upon the features of your house which looks dead. If your paint is chipped from every corner and you have damp walls. Repair those features of your house.
- If you have wood and stone work, rework them without changing completely. If you had old world doors, windows and panes, do not change them completely.
- Your house should not lose its old world charm. It should not look like a house which has been poorly renovated and has lost its best antique features.
Hire an inspector
Hiring a professional will help you know better the features of your which may require immediate attention. Know if you have additional problems regarding your house which you may have overlooked. Your inexperienced naked eye might not have noticed that certain features of your house is faulty which is having an adverse effect on it. Seek help.