Building a home to rent, sell or live in yourself is a popular way of making money in the property market. Buying a derelict building or patch of land and building a new house on it has many advantages, the financial ones often being the main reason why people decide to tackle the project. There’s also the fact that you can tailor the home to your needs, you can build exactly what rooms you want and where. Some people struggle to find houses on the property market that meet all of their requirements and so building their own would be more appropriate.

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Clean, clutter-free expanses and elegant groups of paintings and other decorations fill the pages of magazines. Who wouldn’t love to have their home redesigned by a professional, creating a beautiful living space as seen on commercials and in those magazines? Unfortunately, most individuals cannot afford to employ a pricey design expert, or replace all the furniture, pictures and curtains. So, how can the average homeowner make their living space more attractive while working within a budget?

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When your home in London becomes too small or doesn’t suit your needs any more, you have three options. Two of them are: do nothing (leave everything as is – somehow will survive) or relocate, move into a bigger, better property. However, the latter option very often is not available given the economy situation and credit crunch.

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Before commencing any full or partial home refurbishment, it is essential to plan ahead, divide and do the project in stages. This way work will be carried out quicker and smoother, avoiding any unforeseen jobs and misunderstandings or even damages to already finished parts of the project. After you have taken care isolating the work place from other premises (not affected by the project), stripped out or demolished what has to be taken down, rubbish removed and made work place tidy, the property renovation project begins.

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