Housing prices continue to rise and many people choose to buy used homes and renovate them, which can save a lot of money. There are also those owners who live in house for too long, and in order to improve quality of life, they come to renovate old house. But you should know that renovating an old house will be more difficult than finishing a new house. There are many problems that need attention. Today I have analyzed for you some points that you should pay attention to when renovating old houses.
1. Wall demolition and water leakage
Renovation and refurbishment recommends demolishing fewer walls. In addition to increasing cost and scope of engineering work, demolition of walls also requires earthworks, wall repairs, and debris removal. The problem of water leakage in renovation of old houses also requires a comprehensive inspection. Once a water leakage is detected, it must be fixed first and completely.
2. Reconstruction of a hydroelectric power plant
Reconstruction of water circuit is one of most difficult projects in reconstruction of old houses. Many people think that there is no problem with water circuit after such a long use, so there is no need to change it. This is also a big misunderstanding when renovating old houses, because you need to know that water circuit is related to safety of whole house. Be sure to check carefully before decorating and make corrections according to different situations.
3. Repair of doors and windows
As they say, "doors and windows are like eyes of a house." Many homeowners skip replacing windows and doors to save money. However, after that, it didn't actually save much money. After all, hidden dangers of doors and windows are not so easy to see with naked eye. Therefore, regular design team still needs to check before making a decision.
4. Ground repair
When renovating a floor, some owners find it sufficient to find a construction team to sand down wear layer or damaged part and then apply a wear-resistant paint or simply wax and maintain it. In fact, floor is not suitable for repair, the laminate cannot be repaired, it can only be replaced with a new one.
5. Balcony extrapolation
Many homeowners pull out their balconies to gain interior space during renovations. This not only increases project and cost, but also violates building law. In fact, if you think about it from a different angle, using landscaping and balcony layout well can beautify living environment and bring a sense of natural leisure to interior.