Your property needs serious upgrading in order to comply with applicable codes and by-laws, or is simply showing signs of aging? In the breakfast area, the lightweight, contemporary tulip table and chrome chairs could easily be on loan from a little cafe. Consider reusing grey water for your garden but have a soil expert explain the implications for your soil type and plants, and check which systems are approved by your council (see Wastewater reuse).
Install smart metering and control systems when rewiring (see Smart meters, displays and appliances; Home automation). Ideally, you’ll want to utilize the natural assets your home offers and arrange your renovation accordingly. Renovations are an ideal opportunity to review your home loan and see if it still suits your needs.
My thought was that once the fence was up I could leave them at home while the renovation was going on. For obvious reasons, this didn’t work. Typically, with a purchase and renovation mortgage, your total mortgage is based on the estimated value of the property after you complete the renovations.
However, if the renovation involves a major overhaul, it would be advisable to take the help of professional design consultants and to assign the execution work to a contractor. InterMountain Renovation Consultants is ready to partner with you on all of your project needs.
New exterior additions are not within the scope of this treatment; however, the limited and sensitive upgrading of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and other code-required work to make properties functional is appropriate within a preservation project.