There is a big chance to receive an old uninhabited house as inheritance. On the other side, buying such a property isn’t a bad idea, either. After all, if you know how, you can easy transfer this unsightly and plain estate into a fascinating place to live in, to rent or even to resell and earn a satisfactory profit. However, the old house usually requires a pack of necessary projects for refreshment and repairing to be done. See a simple strategy for old home improvement and have it in mind in case an old house gets into your personal possession:
- No DIY project, but professional assistance is needed – forget about improvising and handling the entire operation by your own. In most cases, the old house requires more than a cosmetic overall betterment. Furthermore – expert opinion is also recommended. They can tell you what to do in order to make the house proper again and give you an approval to do the planned project.
- Consider the architecture – you can either preserve the authentic view of the house, or you can transfer it into a completely new contemporary home place. Both decisions have their own advantages and disadvantages. Preserving the primary view will increase the cultural and the sentimental value, but the working process will be highly limited and difficult to be performed. The modernisation plan will get you priority in case you will sell or give it on rent, but it will be a more long-lasting procedure.
- Pay attention on the details – the roof must be perfectly restored and the basis should be completely replaced with new ones in case they are no longer able to insulate the heat. Windows and doors may be only refreshed with colours and decors, but the system of drains, probably, needs an expert check.
- Detach the functionality of the premises – the rooms in the old house may have lost their primary purpose and view. Do not worry about that, but determine which are the most suitable areas for the most important housing premises – the kitchen, the sleeping rooms and of course, the resting room, where you can establish the retro atmosphere with some fireplace, entertaining corner and warm decorative items.