Five tips for a London house refurbishment

Five tips for a London house refurbishment;

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  • 1. Add some additional space

Space is valuable in any London home and adding more during a refurbishment will almost always make your house a nicer place to live and increase its value. There are many ways to increase your home space, some of these include building a side extension, converting a loft area or you could use existing space in the basement. In many unmodernised period homes, the use of space is often not as efficient as it could be. In some properties it’s possible to create an extra room by moving the kitchen into an open plan living area, simply by making better use of your existing space.

  • 2. Planning is essential

Plan everything carefully and make sure that you are happy with your plans for each part of your refurbishment before work starts. This is important for all aspects of a project as any changes, once you have started on a project, may be expensive. If you employ an Architect or reputable Construction & Refurbishment company, they can help you plan virtually every aspect of your project.

  • 3. Kitchens and bathrooms

Kitchens are often one of the more important features of a house refurbishment, they have grown from being a hidden away space into being part of an integral open plan living space, so they need to look good. There are a huge range of kitchens to choose from. Finishes such as the taps, flooring, back-splash and lighting give you the opportunity to make your kitchen exactly how you want it.

A beautiful and elegant bathroom is another vital part of a great refurbishment.  A bathroom can be a very luxurious room, but can still retain much of the elegance of the original space it occupies. Creating an amazing bathroom does not have to be hugely expensive, it is often possible to find sensibly priced alternatives to the most expensive designer fixtures, fittings and sanitary ware. Similarly sourcing quality tiles does not need to be expensive, you just need to know where to look!

  • 4. Create new features and highlight existing features

Many London properties have stunning features that could be highlighted during a refurbishment, such as fireplaces, wooden floors and stairs. These features can be highlighted in a refurbishment by removing old carpet, fireplace coverings and by painting them in bolder colours. Many of these features can also be restored to their former glory or given a modern twist. Features such as exposed original brickwork, new windows or doors are a few of the possibilities that can be installed as new features.

  • 5. Consider the house as a whole

When planning a refurbishment, consider the house as a whole rather than a series of separate rooms. For example you may want to consider using the same flooring throughout a number of rooms; this will create a sense of continuity throughout the property and makes it feel larger.

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