From the sweltering afternoon heat to the dreaded rains, a house or an apartment faces the wrath of periodically changing weather conditions. In the long run, these affect the strength and quality of the construction material used. This is even truer when you live in an old house that was built long ago. Many homeowners also choose to renovate their home to give it a whole new look or simply to attach more value to their property by enhancing its interiors. Increase in the number of family members is also one of the basic reasons why homeowners add more floors and rooms to their houses.
These are just a few reasons to renovate a home. Depending on an individual homeowner, the reasons may vary. Here, we will specifically talk about renovation of a house, which becomes necessary for the overall health and well-being of the house and its residents.
Before you decide the time and the budget to renovate your house, a thorough inspection of the all the areas inside and outside the house or apartment is a must. Here’s a checklist to follow so that you don’t miss out on anything important.
Seepage of waste water or rain water
Signs of dampness in the kitchen sink/cabinets
Fungal growth in damp areas
Cracks in the walls
Leaky pipes in the kitchen/bathroom
Waterproofing of the terrace
Peeling paint from the plastered walls
Faulty plumbing like leaky faucet, water tank overflow
Another important point to consider when renovating the house is the electrical wirings, switch boards and power backup installation. Electrical wiring upgrades are required to ensure that smooth and seamless power supply is available in your home. It also safeguards the house by creating a more robust electrical system. In case you want to change the existing wiring or install new switch boards after renovations, your electrician will have to study the area to give you proper installation.
Last but not the least, as the rainy season is gradually approaching, it is advisable to inspect your home for the above mentioned flaws and get them rectified. Once the monsoon hits its peak, it is difficult to carry out construction or renovation work. You should also consider your budget before committing to the house renovation work. It is a task that might attract some extra cost as the process of renovation goes ahead.
We would also recommend you consult a professional architect, an experienced contractor, mason, electrician and plumber before you set out on the job.
Since monsoons are round the corner, here’s an interesting piece on how to waterproof your house, from our experts at JK Lakshmi.
Things to Inspect Before Renovating Your Home From the sweltering afternoon heat to the dreaded rains,