TOP TIPS: FROM DERELICT TO DREAMY
A renovation property initially looks depressing; don’t be put off. Try to envisage it after you have reconfigured rooms and added your own decor and furniture.
Talk to staff at the local builders to get recommendations of the best tradesmen. Ask for quotes from several of them.
Work on the garden early on and get planting. Flowers and plants lift the spirits.
Get rid of any eyesores such as ancient sheds or caravans as soon as possible.
Don’t leave the outside until last. It is uplifting to see your home looking appealing, even if it’s still a tip inside.
If you are living on site while working on the house, buy a sea container to store your furniture. It can be economical on a long renovation job.