Reforms and small building work
What is small building work? Well it''s all those things that you would love to do in the property to improve it, but which needs more specialist tools, knowledge and supplies. How many times have you opened the kitchen door and squashed one of the kids up against the fridge, and how many times have you said to yourself that when the kids get older, you will have a wall or fence built in the garden to keep them safe. If you are still frustrated about having to go through the hallway, down and round the corner just to get into the kitchen, which has no natural light and would be better opened directly into the lounge with a breakfast bar, then pick up the telephone and call us, remember if it doesn''t suit you, then it probably will not suit a prospective buyer either, when you want to move on to another property.
Doors can be re-handed and that way they are more practical, or they can be taken out and an archway put in, there are other solutions as well. Within reason a wall can be built anywhere inside or outside the property, although local community restrictions may apply to outside work. Inside the walls can be solid or plaster board, and you can divide a large room into two to make an office or dining room at one end.
If you demolish an old built in wardrobe or cupboard at one end of the room, you can completely alter the size and shape of that room, give it a whole new feel so that you can alter some of the other things in the room, like lighting and type or colour and shape of some furniture, and it really lifts the whole house, and adds value to the property. In properties with stairs and top floor patios or roof terraces, it may be possible to build an extra bedroom out of hidden space, as behind some walls there is an open void ready to be transformed, which means that as the children grow up they can move into separate rooms, and you don''t need to move house. If your house is suffering from a distinct lack of light, you may consider asking for advice about making a window bigger, or having one put in where there isn''t one, and then there is the terrace, concrete floor, walls and ceiling at the moment, but you can transform it into a terrific lounge extension for very little cost, and really enjoy sitting looking out.
Gardens can be wonderful, bringing colour and beauty to the home, but they can also become a burden, if they are steeply sloping it can be very hard, if not dangerous to get to the bottom in wet weather (which may be where the garage or pool pump house is located) It would help to have better, safer steps down, or even to tier the garden so that it is not so steep, which will help as time goes by and mobility is harder. As time passes the end of the garden starts to resemble the campo, wild an unkempt. Builders also have this habit of making the garden slope towards the house, resulting in flooding and a mud bath every winter and a chronic damp problem along that side of the property. It may not always be possible to rectify the problem without major work, but it quite often is, often simple steps can be taken to relieve a problem and make it manageable.Plant pots full of shrubs and flowers sitting nicely on a terrace, a beautiful sight, until that is the plants get too big and force a whole out of one side, or you can''t get the plants out because they are so tight and you dare not risk breaking the pot, and at up to € 400 in some cases who can argue. Now might be the time to consider having planters built on the terrace or garden, it also makes it easier to bend down to when weeding or cleaning.
to see a new room being made
Whatever you decide to do, or begin to think about doing, call us and ask for a quote and some advice, it may not be possible to do what you want; on the other hand we may be able to suggest a better or cheaper way of achieving the same thing, which makes lots of our customers very happy.