How To Get The Most From Restoring An Older Home

Atlanta Restoration and Remodeling

There are key elements to consider if you are restoring an older house. Whether you put it on the market just after the remodeling, you want to rent it out, or you plan to live there yourself, you can get the most from the restoration if you concentrate on certain things.

At Your Service Restoration & Renovation has done a lot of remodeling in Atlanta. We have found that homeowners often make the mistake of just focusing on aesthetics. Sure, the remodeling should make everything beautiful, but you can't leave out other important things.

Rather than focusing on how the new kitchen or exterior will look, make sure to concentrate on the functional and safety aspects of the house as well.

Upgrading The Electrical System

It's really easy to overlook the silent systems that are the heart of a home. The home needs to be able to support the demand of a modern household. If there is old knob and tube wiring or aluminum wiring, concentrate on this first before you start picking out new floor tile.

Get your remodeling contractor's electrician to upgrade the old outlets to GFCI outlets. Make sure that any good wiring is not loose at connections or frayed. Install smoke detectors for safety. Have the electrician inspect the entire system from top to bottom and then include the necessary work in the remodeling budget.

Whether you are staying, selling, or renting, your house needs to be safe to live in before anything else is done.

Take Care Of The Plumbing Problems

The plumbing in your home is another important consideration. Have the drains been cleaned in the last 10 years? Does the water heater need to be replaced? How's the disposal, does it work well? Check out the plumbing lines and shut off valves that lead to the toilet and sink.

All these repairs need to be done to avoid future problems. Since you are likely going to have the kitchen and bathrooms remodeled, it's a great time to go ahead with any necessary plumbing repairs.

Revamping The Exterior

Energy efficiency is a concern for everyone today. If you are planning to remodel the exterior, don't forget to think about function. If the home needs new siding, a new roof, replacement windows, or doors, consider energy efficient options. An energy efficient home is very attractive to buyers and renters. And if you plan to stay, you'll still be adding value to your home.

Also, install new gutters or repair the old ones. They do an important job to keep rain from pooling where it will cause damage. Plus, it just looks bad if they're hanging off the roof.

If you are looking for a professional Atlanta restoration or remodeling contractor, please call 404-319-0359 or complete our request estimate form.

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