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Hiring a tradesman for home design or remodelling
Home design and remodelling can add a lot of value to your property, providing you have the right tradesmen for the job. Finding them is much easier through Plentific; using the Plentific website you can quickly generate a bespoke list of the best tradesmen in your local area offering the services you need. When using the website you will also get quick access to customer ratings and reviews for each of your choices to help you compare and decide between them. Best of all, each and every job booked via Plentific will be covered by the Plentific Guarantee.
What do you need to know about home design or remodelling?
The first thing to know when it comes to home design or remodelling is that you need a strict budget in place. This will help early on when you are looking for ideas and will also restrain your spending; remember, this kind of work requires a great deal of planning, so before you spend anything it is important to have a clear budget and plan. It is also important to be realistic. Look around for ideas and inspiration based on your budget, or for larger projects consider hiring an architect or planning specialist. They should be used to working within certain budgets and can even help you save money.
Remodelling a property is expensive, but it is also an investment. Consider what value certain redevelopments will add to your property during the planning phase: how many bedrooms? How many bathrooms? You may want to consider attic or basement conversions, or turning your front garden into a driveway.
Before remodelling or redesigning your home you should be aware of what planning permissions are necessary. Small internal work may well fall within your permitted development rights, provided you are not in a flat, a listed building or a conservation area. A tradesman should be able to advise you on this, as should your local council. You must also be aware of your neighbours; any work done involving a shared wall may require the help of a party wall surveyor.