If you’ve bought a house that needs a good amount of work done, it can be hard to know where to start properly. This is especially the case if your old place was fully updatedand you had become used to living in a normal house.
Fixer-uppers can be full of opportunity, though, especially if you take your time with some of them. Decorating and all the small jobs can wait as long as you need them to, as long as the big jobs are done. Once it’s semi-livable, though, what room do you start in? Here are the top 3 rooms that should take priority in this sort of house.
The first one is, without a doubt, the kitchen. Even if you’re not much of a cook, you’ll be surprised how much you actually spend in your kitchen. The kitchen is where people in the house cross over, it’s where most people socialize if you have guests, and it’s where you find yourself, at least three times a day, preparing meals. This is, even more the case if you have a kitchendiner.
It’s for this reason, then, that getting your kitchen done first can change the way the whole house feels. Kitchen makeovers can start the snowball effect that you need to get going with the rest of your home.
2. Living room
Think about it, when you come in from work or a long day, where do most people go? You probably thought of the living room, and without it, many people would feel lost as to where they shall spend a relaxed afternoon or evening.
Having your living room done as soon as possible means, you have somewhere to go that feels very much like a sanctuary compared to the rest of your home that needs work.
Let’s say you’re currently doing up a bedroom. Having the ability to close the door at the end of the day and go down to your freshly done living room can make a difference in how you feel.
Doing up a house can be messy work. From the dust that comes with taking a wall down to the mess that presents itself each time you strip some wallpaper, there are plenty of times when you’ll feel like you’ll never be clean again.
Therefore, having the bathroom done as one of the first few rooms can be a great help. If you have somewhere nice and clean to get yourself clean at the end of the day, you don’t feel like you’re living on a building site and can tackle the messier jobs without having to worry.
Getting a fixer-upper to do up is a big job but can be very rewarding in the end. While you can do the rooms up in any order, making sure that these rooms are done relatively quickly can make a difference to the whole process and gets you that one step closer to feeling like it’s home.