Turning an Old Wreck into Your Dream Home

Last Updated on April 11, 2022 by Kravelv

When it comes to getting your dream home, many people falsely believe that you have to wait until you have all of the funds you need outright. Buy and build your dream house. While this is certainly the most effective way to get the house of your dreams, it is also very expensive. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives, including taking an old wreck of a house and upgrading it slowly into your dream house.

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Finding a House

The first thing you need to do then is to find a suitable wreck to upgrade. There are plenty of broken-down houses in the world, but it is not as simple as just buying the first wreck that you see. If you want your dream house, you’re going to have to make sure that you get the best location for that house too. Plus, you want to make sure that the wrecked house you are buying is a good foundation. After all, there’s no point in making more work for yourself.

Make it Safe

Once you’ve secured the ideal wreckage from which your dream house shall rise, You’re going to want to spend some time to make sure that it is safe to work on. Upgrading a broken-down house is one thing but delving into a dangerous wreck is quite another. So, before you start working on your renovations, you’re going to want to call in a few services to check the house out.

Check Your HVAC. An area that few people think to check is the HVAC system. However, things like black mold in HVAC can pose some serious problems to your health. My best thing to do would be to hire out a surveyor to come and have a look at your HVAC system to ensure it is safe as it can be.

Consider Your Pipes. Another point of interest is the pipes in your new home. If the building is old and broken down, then you’re going to have no way of knowing the condition of the pipes. However, poorly capital broken pipes can do a lot of water damage to your home if they are not properly addressed. So, it’s probably best to call out a professional plumber to have a look.

Have Your Electrics Looked at. On top of that, you’re going to want to have the electrics of the house checked out to make sure that they are up to code and not at all damaged. Not only do loose and damaged wires in your house pose a potential fire hazard, but they are also potentially hazardous to your health should you come into contact with them. All of these are brilliant reasons as to why you should have a professional electrician come out and check the wires in your house.

Plan Your Renovations

Finally, once you’ve ensured the safety of your new home, you can start making plans as to how you’re going to renovate it. Setting in a plan can be a great way to make sure you don’t fall behind on your renovations while also ensuring that you know how much you’re going to have to spend. After all, the point of buying a broken-down house and upgrading it was to make sure that you don’t have to spend as much all at once.

Kravelv is a full time digital marketer and part time furniture and cabinet maker. During his free time he would like to create something out of recycled woods, this varies from toys, furnitures plant boxes etc. Follow him on Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook