05 Jul You Can Never Have Too Many Sockets
If you are considering upgrading your home, here are some things you need to consider:
Can we stay or do we have to move out?
- Internal works
- Structural works
- Windows and doors
- Wiring and plumbing
- Finishing touches
If your home is looking old and is getting to be too expensive to run in terms of energy cost, why not consider a renovation? Renovating will help reduce your energy cost and will also add value to your home if you ever decide to move.
We advise our clients to move out when possible. If the job involves structural work, it does create a messy environment for the homeowners. An empty property will lead to a job being completed faster and easier for all involved.
Internal Work/Structural: Now is the time to decide to break down that internal wall, create a walk-in-wardrobe, or move the kitchen. These are all things that can be done without much disruption. If work consists of structurally supporting retaining walls or building an extension, you will need to check with your local planning department about whether or not you need planning.
Insulation: Insulation is a very important element in todays living. There is much to choose from, cavity wall insulation, internal wall insulation, floor insulation and attic/roof insulation. The choice is a personal decision, and guidelines can be found on the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEA) website.
Windows and Doors: New windows and doors will inevitably take up a large chunk of your overall budget. It is important to take many different factors into consideration when choosing what type of windows and doors you want. They offer many benefits including energy savings, security features, and original features, such as, aluminium and timber.
Wiring and Plumbing: Are you the person who wants a double socket in every corner of a box room? Well, if so, then this is the time to do it. You can never have enough sockets and while you have decided to move walls, now is the best time to spoil yourself and get those extra sockets in. Same goes for the plumbing, you may have decided to go for a new heating system and there are many new ways to heat your home. Solar panels seem to be very popular along with wood burning stoves.
Finishing Touches: When budgeting for your finishing touches it can be hard to decide what you want and what you need. Depending on your build or renovation it is important to have a comfortable home with the painting and floors completed along with your dream kitchen and bathroom, after all, this is why you started in the first place, so don’t forget to keep some aside.
If you would like MH Construction to help plan your next renovation or even simply upgrade your existing home, please feel free to contact us or search our website.