If you are looking to completely renovate and revamp a building you own, you need to think first and foremost about functionality because in this day and age, real estate is at a premium and you need to make use of every little inch you have. Houses are becoming increasingly smaller and spaces become more and more functional as opposed to ‘pretty’ and decorative like it was in the 1800’s when houses even had fake balconies to make it look fussier. Today, you need to focus on how much stuff you can place inside a building without it looking cramped; how easily you can clean the furniture; and how quickly you can uproot your things and move in case you have to. Here are some of the things you should keep in mind as you renovate:
Try the best epoxy floor coating or cut cement no matter what building you are renovating. It is great for commercial as well as residential purposes. They are hard, non-abrasive, heat resistant and very easy to clean – all you need to do is to hose it down. If you don’t want to use a water hose, try a scrubbing brush and soapy water. Day to day cleaning can be done with a vacuum cleaner or an old fashioned broom. Other types can be tiles or granite. Granite is durable but extremely expensive while tile can break sometimes, not to mention being at risk of damp.
Not all decisions are as easy as epoxy flooring for warehouses Melbourne though. Wooden rafters may look cool but they are very difficult to clean. Insects love to burrow into the wood and spiders can make life tough as they are camouflaged against the grain; you won’t notice the webs until they threaten to drop on you. A smooth ceiling which has been plastered over is much more functional as you can spot any insect invasions and they can be removed with the sweep of a brush. Wooden ceilings require someone to go up a step ladder and individually clean each rafter as the cracks may have built up dust and dirt too. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the additional cost of treating and polishing the wood to be weather shield.
Rewiring the Walls
Most people forget this until it’s too late, but if you are changing everything, then change the electrical wiring of the building too. You can never have too many outlets these days, so put one in every conceivable place. If it’s a house, remember that the bathroom needs at least two, the bedrooms need one (or more) on each wall and the kitchen and pantry also require several outlets for all the electronic gadgets that now adorn the kitchens. Make sure the sockets are covered by plastic covers so that they are child-friendly.