Planning a cosmetic renovation in an apartment you bought from second hand? In the following tutorial, you will find out what tests you should not pass in order for the renovation to not be temporary, What includes a small overhaul work, how it will be carried out, and how you can optimize the final result.
The large rooms and the closed balcony that characterize the old construction have fascinated you.
In addition to the relatively attractive prices for the prices of new apartments, you decided to prefer buying a second-hand house. Congratulations!
Any novice architect will tell you that old apartments are a heap of potential, but under the same pile may also hide problems that require immediate attention and care.
Most of your equity is designed for a mortgage, so you can only meet the expenses of a small renovation (according to the reform of the Ministry of construction and Housing Renovation up to 45 thousand dollars is considered a small renovation).
Before you pay your full attention to the cosmetic side, read the following guide, and find out what are the things that must be checked before you approach the cosmetic renovation.
What are the critical things you should check before renovating?
Before you approach the design of new outlets, a sideboard and plaster walls, paint, and the rest of the cosmetic moves that you want to implement in your home, stop and check the state of the critical infrastructure of the House.
Any cosmetic work that will be carried out on an improper foundation will permit the renovation since sooner or later you will have to address the problems that will arise thoroughly.
Electricity-the power system is perhaps the most critical system in the house, but it is also fraught with quite a few dangers, and here comes the role of electricians.
Just before you plan the renovation in the house you bought, invite a professional electrician to make sure that the electrical systems in the House are normal.
The electrician will check the electrical panel, the electric shock prevention systems that are the grounding and insulation systems, and all other electrical zones of the apartment.
In addition, it will check the integrity of the sockets and their connection to the same protection systems. You can then evacuate together for planning new power points and eliminating old power points.
In addition, a professional electrician will check the integrity of the system in terms of power, and make sure in front of you that the system is suitable for your needs and throughout your life.
Sometimes eyesight may be misleading, and a house without signs of dampness, with straight and painted walls, maybe in a dilapidated condition in terms of plumbing.
Not always the owners of the House are aware of the problem, and inspection of the plumbing system can prevent damage, aggravation, and a large expense in the future.
The tests that should be carried out before buying the apartment are the inspection of the water outlet points, manholes and taps, water pressure, water quality and monitoring pioneer residues in the pipeline.
In addition, a professional plumber will perform a pipeline inspection that includes the integrity of its diameter, the integrity of its connections, and the detection of liquidity. Another check to be performed is that of the drainage system that comes out of the apartment.
Waterproofing-not every moisture in the wall or ceiling indicates a plumbing problem, and in some cases, it can testify precisely to the problem of waterproofing.
If the apartment you purchased is located on the last floor of the building, or it is a private house, it is worth checking the condition of the waterproofing of the roof and exterior walls by a professional waterproofing contractor.
Sealing problems are expressed in the accumulation of moisture, peeling in the walls and ceiling, mold, and even fungus.
A professional waterproofing contractor will be able to conduct a controlled flooding test on the roof and the purpose of water on the outer walls, thus checking the condition of the waterproofing and finding failures if there is.
In addition, the professional will be able to detect sealing problems even in Windows and doors.
Here are some tips that will help you save on renovation expenses
A low-budget renovation requires prioritization, and certain concessions, and the renewal of elements that in an ideal situation would you prefer to replace.
There are cases when the kitchen cabinets can be replenished, as well as the bathroom and flooring, and there are cases when you will have no choice but to purchase a new product.
Cabinets-beyond the fact that the role of home cabinets in general, and kitchen cabinets, in particular, is storage, the cabinets are a significant design element in the home space.
The favorite couple you bought the apartment left you the big bedroom cabinet and the kitchen cabinets.
The bedroom cabinet door is full of scratches, one of the kitchen cabinets is peeling, the handles are outdated and one of them even came out of the place, and in general, cherry wood cabinets are not exactly your taste.
As long as this is not an unambiguous veto in terms of design, or in broken cabinets or filled with mold, there are many things that can be done to fix the old cabinets pointwise.
A professional carpenter will be able to renew your