Moving house is bittersweet. It can be one of the most stressful times in your life, but it can also be a lot of fun too. Whether you’ve bought your first home, inherited a house, or you’re looking to create your forever home, you’ll often want to work on the right things first. And it’s important that you do focus on the right things. Because when it comes to moving, you can often get really excited about making the place your own. But most of that comes down to things like picking out furniture and adding in fancy light fittings. However, there are more important (and yes – boring) things that you need to do first. So let’s take a look at what big jobs you should be prioritizing when you move house.
- Clearing Everything Out
First of all, you’re going to want to clear everything out. When you move in, there may be old bits of furniture that are left, and it will all need removing. If the place is empty, you still have a lot of work to do here. You’ll want to rip up the floors, and remove any old tiles from the walls so that each room is just a shell. So yes, this means taking out things like old fireplaces, kitchens, bathrooms, and light fittings that you don’t want. It’s a tough and ugly job, but it’s always the starting point.
- Upgrading The Utilities
Now that you’ve got your shell to work with, you need to make sure that you have all of the utility stuff in place. Sometimes, the entire place will need rewiring. You may even need to get air conditioning installation and a new heating system is the one that’s there is old. A whole new plumbing system may be needed too. But you may just need a few touch ups and things moving around. But this is job number two.
- Stabilizing The Structure
You may also need some work doing here. You’ll want to get the walls plastered when the electrics and plumbing is finished, you may also want to change the internal layout if you can. If you are thinking of extending or converting, make sure that this is something that you’re doing at the same time as the utilities to get the new areas up to speed too.
- Replacing The Fittings
Now we’re getting a little closer to the fun parts. Next, you need to pick out the kitchen and bathrooms that you want to install. Because when the rooms are ready, this point and point five will need to get underway so you’ll need to know what fittings you’re working with.
Finally, you’ll want to decorate. Whether you’re laying tiles or wallpaper or painting or putting down flooring, you’ll need to make sure the rooms are all together. This is something you need to do in the kitchen and bathrooms as they fittings are going in. But you also need to get all of the other rooms together too. Then, the interior design fun can begin.