People considering carrying out home improvements on old properties need to think carefully about the work they wish to do, it has been claimed.
DIY enthusiasts could be interested to hear claims made by Anne Ashworth in the Times that when attempting restoration projects they should find out the exact era in which the property was built before starting work so that the right features are implemented.
Ms Ashworth also suggests such home improvement projects can raise the question of whether an old home should be restored to its original style or if a modern design should be selected.
“Look before you leap,” advises Roger Hunt, co-author of The Old House Handbook: a Practical Guide to Care and Repair.
He goes on to claim that those Britons who have recently acquired an old home should ensure they “take the time to fully assess their property and make a detailed plan of what needs to be done before picking up any tools“.
Those looking for DIY advice could also be interested in a recent lovemoney.com article where Paul Taylor stated people should think carefully about how they will fund home improvement projects.