Is your home a few decades on the clock? It may be time to think about doing some renovation work. After all, you need to make some necessary repairs to ensure that your home can stay up as long as possible and that you can stay in it as long as possible as well.
That’s why we’re bringing you this article today. There are a few things you need to know before you start the work so that everything can run smoothly.
Planning the work
Home renovations involve a lot of work. That’s why we advise you to take the time to plan everything properly. This will allow you to follow the progress of the work and make sure that everything is done according to the standards.
Before doing so, we advise you to first make a diagnosis of your house to know which works are necessary to refurbish it, which are the most urgent and which can also wait if you don’t have enough budget. Knowing what work needs to be done will allow you to determine the necessary budget for this work and to do what is necessary.
We advise you to ask for as many estimates as possible by contacting different companies. This way, you can more easily choose the solution that suits you best. Ask for detailed estimates without forgetting the terms of payment as well as the schedule of the work to be undertaken.
We also advise you to take the time to go to the town hall of your city in order to learn about the procedures necessary for the work to be done. Indeed, some works require permits and authorizations before starting.
The roof of the house
For the roof, you should know that no declaration of work is necessary if you decide to redo the roof identically. However, if you choose to change the shape or the materials, you will have to ask for an authorization from the town hall. It would be a good idea to take advantage of the work to do some insulation work at this level.
If you have localized leaks, it is best to make simple repairs to fix this. If not, it will probably be better to redo the roofing, since you are not sure of the source of the water infiltration in the house.
We recommend that you seek the services of a professional to take care of your roof for all the work, especially to properly dispose of the toxic waste if you ever have a roof with asbestos, but also to treat the roof once it is put back on.
Renovate the kitchen our advice
Renovating the kitchen is not always necessary, except in some cases, especially when you want a change. In any case, a renovation is always an opportunity to create as many electrical outlets as possible in the kitchen, it is always necessary. We also advise you if you need to create new water inlets according to your new furniture, to choose the locations carefully, taking into account the possibilities of evacuation.
If you have a sink under the window, we advise you to make sure that you will always be able to open and close the window without worry. Also do some work to ensure proper ventilation in your kitchen, especially if you decide to use gas. Install an extractor hood, it is more interesting. Also consider installing good lighting.
Renovating the bathroom
The first thing you should do in the bathroom is to have the plumbing checked so that you can make the necessary replacements later. Indeed, when the pipes are old, it becomes necessary to replace them.
You should also have the electrical installations in your bathroom checked to make sure that everything is still in good condition, thus ensuring your safety. We also recommend that you take advantage of the renovation to install a new hot water system if the old water heater was not sufficient.
Install thermostatic faucets if you want to avoid burning yourself, but especially to prevent your children from burning themselves in the shower. Last but not least, ensure proper ventilation. Create a ventilation grid if necessary.
Change energy to heat your home
If you have decided to opt for another heating system, the renovation is the ideal time to implement it. But be warned, we still want to warn you if you’ve decided to change your energy source at the same time. It may not always be a good idea to switch to renewable energy.
Before doing anything, we advise you to make a thermal diagnosis of your house to know the heating needs. Indeed, a change of energy source is not always necessary, because it represents more expenses and pollution at the installation than savings and an ecological system, you will really benefit from it in several years.
Renovate windows as needed
Windows are important elements of your home, they ensure your safety, a good ventilation also. If we can give you one piece of advice, it is to choose metal shutters to replace your old windows to allow you to be more secure.
Wood has always been an interesting material, but it is difficult to maintain and still degrades over time. If you decide to create new openings, you will have to think about applying for a permit at the town hall since it will change the appearance of your house. We also recommend that you make sure that the windows do not have thermal bridges, making the heating and insulation less efficient.
Electrical installations in the house
In old houses, the electrical installations are no longer up to standard, and this is normal. For this reason, we advise you to think about doing the necessary work to ensure that it is brought up to standard. But before that, we advise you to make an electrical diagnosis, so that you will know exactly which parts are the most dilapidated.
This test will allow you to know in which state the whole electrical installation is in your house. Once you have finished all the necessary work, replace the cables and other old elements of your installation, it is necessary to request organizations to certify the new installation.