When you’re taking on a whole new project in your home, whether DIY or a total overhaul it can seem like your to-do list is never ending. This issue is even more magnified when you’re taking on a full house renovation. There are so many benefits to creating a home from complete scratch, but yes there are plenty of challenges along the way too.
Home Renovation: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
That’s why this blog is going to go through a checklist for some of the things you need to consider when taking on a do-er upper. What you need to consider before you start the project and what you can expect as you go through the various stages. We’re taking a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of home renovation from scratch.
Those annoying but essential bits of paperwork that tell you it’s fine to do the work you plan on doing. In general terms, if you’re not altering the footprint of your property by building out over any floor, you’re probably not going to require any planning permission. If you are looking at some kind of extension it’s wise to show your local planning official the plans you’ve had drawn up and if necessary submit them for approval.
If you are unsure whether you need permission or not then talk to your architect and planning authority who will generally be pleased to offer you some guidance on your proposals. If you do have to submit your plans, then do bear in mind that the whole process may cost you some money so factor that into your budget costs.
Your bespoke home is just a budget and a vision away. Start doing some research now and we guarantee you’ll be bitten by the property developing bug in no time. There’s no telling where your vision’s going to take you so be prepared for quite a ride.