20 TIPS TO RENOVATE YOUR HOUSE: Part 1
Walls, floors, windows, kitchen, bathroom … Years do not pass in vain and your house screams for a facelift to update it. If you do not know which material suits you best or where the trends are going, here is the advice of the best experts
1. DEFINE MATERIALS.
The coatings and their quality are important when considering a reform. The budget will depend on them. Wood, ceramics, stone, microcement, plaster … If you do not know which one to opt for or how much to invest, ask for the help of professionals such as www.vipreformas.es
2. TRENDS 2018.
According to a study carried out by Houzz about what goes on in the kitchen, Spaniards spend an average of € 7,900 to renovate it, either by enlarging its size or by replacing countertops, cupboards, sinks and appliances.
3. SPACES TO SHARE
If you have in mind to reform the kitchen, the Kitchen Furniture Association (AMC) reveals its made in Spain proposals for this autumn, based on socialization and love for gastronomy. Bet on warm coatings, such as wood, and innovative, such as slate or marble, and the island or office as a link between the kitchen and the living room.
4. CARE STRUCTURES
When rehabilitating an old house it is possible that we come across architectural elements and facilities in poor condition. Consult a professional if it is worth keeping them or not. Reinforcing beams or arches and varnishing doors will allow you to enhance its essence. As for obsolete electrical or plumbing systems, it will be better to adapt them to current materials to avoid problems.
5. EXHAUSTIVE PLANNING
The biggest problem in the reforms is the failure to meet deadlines and / or budgets. To avoid this, Paula Rosales, from Estudio More & Co, suggests breaking down each item into its corresponding units to better compare each offer. “When it is not possible to invest much, better planning has to be everything,” the architect advises.