Thinking to renovate your house?
Have you evaluated from various perspectives?
Passage of time withers a house as much as a face wrinkles, which would warrant a renovation.
Perhaps, the next generation taking ownership of the household would invariably lead to a remodeling.
If you could not stand complete renovation, are there any other options that you would want to evaluate – like renting a newer house as per your liking and renting out your outdated premises ?
Is there a pressing need to renovate ?
Is your living room unlivable without Air conditioning in summers? Partitioning of hall to accommodate an A/C might be unavoidable.
If you believe in Vaastu/Feng Sui and if that warrants in renovation, please do remember to get couple of extra Expert opinions before you begin the work. You would want to avoid re-work.
If you are adding a new room, remember to foresee 10 years down the line and keep avenues for open for further expansions.
Will a decor change suffice
Most of the old house blues could be chased away with a fresh coat of paint and a change of furnishings. Laying a Vinyl flooring or a wooden flooring over your old mosaic tile might do the trick. Move the sofa here and the TV there.. throw in a new carpet. Get rid of the clutter and see if you still have to renovate the house.
Renovation of kitchen might last anywhere between a week to month depending upon the kind of work and contractor involved. Be prepared with alternate avenues for food. Do have a induction stove handy to boil milk etc.
If there is an alternate accommodation, evacuating the house for the duration of remodeling might be a great idea. If not, phasing out might help in the live continuity plan 🙂