You’ve finally bit the bullet and bought that new house but it’s in a bit of a state as of yet. You knew you were buying a “doer-upper” so you’re sure you’ve got the time and energy to get it up to scratch yet now you look at it everything is a bit daunting. Doing up a house from the beginning is a long process. First things first it needs to be made safe. Check the structural integrity of all the walls and check the wiring. If the latter is bad or even if you just want to reposition the plug sockets, then it’s time to rip through those walls and replace those wires. One of your big decisions is going to be your heating. As one of the biggest daily expenses you need to make sure you get this right and one of the options available to you is one of the underfloor heating systems available nowadays. These have come a long way from their humble beginnings so they’re worth a try nowadays.
The Perfect Room
Once you have decided on using an underfloor heating system, ripped the floor up and put the system in place, you get to decide on what flooring you want. Living rooms are often carpeted in the UK but because of your new underfloor heating system you’re not going to have to worry about cold feet anymore. Perhaps this is the perfect opportunity to look at the wood flooring available and provide a classic touch to your living room.
One of the great things about completely renovating a house is that you get to choose to make a new layout if you want. You can move rooms around, join two together and knock through walls, so long as they’re not load bearing, to your heart’s content. Don’t just rush in, though; make sure that you plan well. It’s incredibly important to plan your every move when it comes to renovations as you never know what hidden costs are going to creep up through the woodwork. If you’ve decided to lay underfloor heating systems in your living room and kitchen do you want to extend that to the upstairs too? You’ll no longer have to worry about cold feet when you get out of bed but it isn’t a small expense to get it all fitted in. Depending on your budget you can do anything you want to do to this house, so if you do have the money in your pocket spend it and create the perfect house.
Compared to years ago, underfloor heating systems have come on leaps and bounds. Nowadays they are a viable alternative to traditional radiator central heating systems and provide you with a lovely, toasty floor to keep your feet warm.