I am very near (fingers crossed) completing on buying my first home.
It is a 3 bed garden flat, it’s structurally sound and I could move in as it is but it’s very dated and the kitchen especially is lacking.
It is slightly more work than I was hoping for. This is the work I would like to do:
kitchen - paint units, new worktop, either restore floorboards or lay lino / similar, tile backsplash, paint walls and doors and then would need a few new (to me) appliances.
Bathroom - new flooring, paint, replace a few tiles.
Lounge - new flooring, paint/wallpaper, new / fixed fireplace.
3x bedrooms just require painting/wallpapering and carpet / flooring.
5 new plug sockets are required and multiple light bulbs etc.
The garden needs work but that is my last priority.
In one way I am very lucky, I have a tiler, electrician and joiner amongst family and friends who can give me a very good rate . I myself will paint the units and do some of the painting / wallpapering.
This 12k doesn’t include furniture. I am moving from a rental but have most furniture.
I am in Scotland if that’s relevant.
Is 12k to renovate a property enough
Agsiajva · 02/09/2022 23:23
Hotandbothereds · 02/09/2022 23:28
Yes I think if you’re not expecting to fit a new kitchen out of that but just spruce up the existing one then I reckon that’s do-able.
Are you planning on doing the decorating yourself? I always do so I don’t know if this budget would stretch to paying someone to do the decorating too.
sst1234 · 03/09/2022 00:28
Are you sure you have looked at everything? Many FTBs think that painting a house will be enough. The amount of cosmetic work you describe means that nothing has been touched for a while. Are you sure you don’t need to re wire, replace the boiler and other essential tasks.
BungleandGeorge · 02/09/2022 23:48
How much have your family quoted for the jobs?
personally I’m not sure if you’ll get all that but it does depend on what mates rates you get. You’ve got 6 rooms with new flooring, new appliances, new work surface, tiling (can you really just replace a few tiles, can you get matching?) and electrics. Plus redecorate throughout. And maybe garden
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