Designing your property can be an amazing time, because you get to do exactly what you want, and it is all your creations. Making sure the layout is a good one, and not too complicated can be a battle though.
Where to Even Start with Your Design
Believe it or not, people will always envision their property
, but when it comes time to start planning they draw a blank and have no idea what they want to do. This is completely normal, and it just takes some time to figure out where to go next. You might need to hire help, or go check out other places for inspiration.
Cleaning up Industrial Units
This might sound really hard to do, but it actually isn't. A good cleaning with a pressure washer is more than likely going to get all the walls clean of your industrial units
. So you are off to a good start. Then you have to figure out what you want the floors to be like. Simple things like this will get your mind peddling with more ideas.
In no time flat, you are going to have your new place looking awesome. A little bit of hard work goes a long way.
Many potential homeowners often wonder if the price of the new home will include wood floors; in most cases, this is a fair question to ask. The answer to this question will depend on the situation and specific market being considered.
Pay for the Condition of the Floor
Many buyers get caught up with choosing the type of floor opposed to the paying attention the quality the floor is in. Many times this is the best way to avoid paying for repairs and renovations down the line. Paying for a floor that is in good condition or recently renovated is more important than finding worn or aged wooden floors
Wood May Add Value to the Home
Many times people will ask for more in light of recent additions, renovations or upgrades to the home. New wooden floors that have been added recently are likely to be included in the price for the home. Many times the housing trends in the nearby and surrounding markets will dictate the value of the floors in the new home.
The most important thing for potential buyers to remember is to get a floor that is in great condition. If you are in doubt, it is a good idea to get an inspection service to examine the property. It is very reasonable to suspect that the price of the wooden floors is included in the purchase price for the new home. However check area UK real estate prices to make sure the price you are paying is in line with other house prices in the area
What pests could possibly be a danger to wood floors? Are you kidding? Mice, carpenter ants, termites, woodworms, wood boring beetles and more can take a beautiful wood floor and utterly destroy it. Pest control is imperative wherever you find wood.
Beetles and Termites and Worms… Oh My!
Powder post beetles are just as willing to eat your house as termites. They like to live in walls, crawl spaces and attics. They begin as eggs, go through the pupa and larva stage and end up as adult beetles with ravenous appetites. Prevention is the best treatment when it comes to termites. Catching damage done by termites in its earliest stages is the next best case scenario. But once too much damage is done, the damage is done; as it were. Somewhere in the vicinity of over two billion dollars annually is what these wood munching little creatures cost homeowners. Wood that has been sanded, then stained and finally sealed—as long as no beetle eggs were in the wood to begin with—is the only real protection against wood beetle infestation. Once infested the home must be fumigated. Termite damage can be inspected for in your home at approximately $100 and is good for an entire year.
More Danger to Wood Floors
Aside from pests don’t forget that wood floors can be severely affected by organisms such as wood decay fungi, mildew and mold. Dehumidifiers and the elimination of ventilation are actually two proven ways of assisting with these wood floor issues. Controlling moisture in the crawl space for instance, can not only assist in the prevention of mold and mildew but will discourage certain pests as well; particularly those who love to live in moist conditions. One might think that increasing ventilation would be the way to go here but the exact opposite has been proven and effective now for some 20 years since its inception.
Keep an eye on any wooden furniture that you bring into your home as well; it too, could be infested.