Friday, June 15, 2018

Should You Knock It Down And Start Again?



Are you dreaming of a really stunning, designer home? And does what you have right
now really not match up? When this is the case, you have a problem. Because, of course, you
want to go in a different direction. So what do you do? Should you sell and move to a new place?
Or should you just try to make this work? The problem with both is that, when you have something
incredibly specific in mind, no amount of home improvements can manifest that! Instead, you’ll
often have to design your own space. So, maybe it’s time for you to knock down what you have and
start again? Or, if your exterior is perfect, completely change the shell inside with a more suitable layout?
If this sounds like something you want to do, here’s how you're going to make it happen.


1. Get Permission


First of all, you’re going to want to find out if you can actually do this. Because being able to knock
down a house and then build something from scratch, or change the layout in a major way, will
require permits. So before you get too excited, make sure that you’re speaking to your local
authority about what you can and cannot do.




2. Create A Design


When you get the go-ahead, you’re then going to want to design the space that you want.
When it comes to building your own home, there’s always going to be a lot of choice, so it’s a
smart idea to work with an architect. Definitely have some ideas for what you want, but when it
comes to making everything technically work, they are going to be a huge savior for you on this
project. You may also want to get a designer, as we will discuss in more detail in point five.


3. Focus On The Structure


Now, you need to make sure that the structure is worked on correctly. This is why it’s important to
hire the best contractor. Ideally they’re going to be experienced with groundwork and
high capacity loads so that the jobs is finished to the right standard. To make this
happen, you’ll want to ensure that your architect gets things right and that they can recommend a
great contractor if you don’t already know one.




4. Let Your Vision Come To Life


Then, you’re going to want to leave everything in the hands of your capable
contractor and project manager. At this point, try to stay out of the way as much as possible. You can
then get more involved in the final step.


5. Decorate With Dreams

And finally, you’re going to want to get in there and make sure that your vision comes alive with the
right decor. Now, seeing as you’ve already spent a pretty penny getting the exterior and the layout
right, you may as well go all out and get a great designer. If you’re not too sure how you’re going to
bring your vision alive, you’re best off leaving it to an expert. Because you’ve already got the space
of your dreams, and now you need to make sure it’s decorated to perfection too.

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