When one thinks of the renovation of one's apartment, one thinks above all of the inconveniences and costs and not, instead, of the fact that the building renovation can be a real investment. Restructuring a home can be convenient in two cases: in the first, when you intend to sell, in the second when you intend to live longer in that apartment. The reason is very simple.
Is restructuring an investment?
Whether for a house to be resold or for a home to live in, the answer is yes!
La restructuring as an investment it can take place in the apartment where you live or even in one that is specifically purchased to be renovated and resold at a higher price, guaranteeing a safe return. Let's see how the two possibilities may be able to guarantee a profit, starting from the second case, that is the one in which you buy a building completely to be restored to make it an apartment not only livable, but a source of income.
When you are looking for houses for renovation for investment use, is critical choose carefully, evaluating not only the apartment, but also the area and the trends of the real estate market in the selected area. You can't think of buying a ruin in the middle of the countryside, where there are no services or facilities and you can think of being able to sell it easily simply because you have restructured it. The choice of the right apartment is therefore essential. The best investments, from this point of view, are those who see the purchase of apartments in the areas of the city centers of the great metropolises, in particular in the historic centers, but also in certain resort areas, be they of sea or mountain.
In addition to the location, it is important to know how to choose the right size of the apartment. When it comes to restructuring of interiors for investment purposes the square footage is a parameter not to be underestimated: while in a historical center even a studio apartment can be an interesting solution, in many cases the best choice is the one that provides at least two to three rooms or a square footage on 60-70 square meters. This size allows for a double convenience. On the one hand, the restructuring works are carried out at low costs and fairly quickly; on the other hand it is possible to have a greater ease of sales and therefore a quick return of expenses.
The most important aspect to consider, then, is the state of the building. Not only the condition of the walls and flooring should be considered, but also and above all the structure of the house, ie the subdivision of the rooms. Some old apartments are built with a central corridor and rooms on the sides, a solution that in recent times is not very popular, preferring instead the division into living and sleeping areas. In this case, therefore, the cost of rebuilding the internal structure of the house must be assessed.
To be able to fully evaluate the final structure, it is of fundamental importance to have a virtual project 3D, which not only allows you to reproduce the structure of the house once the renovation is completed, but also to recreate an example of furniture, allowing you to view the apartment finished in all its elements. This is a very important opportunity when you intend to make an investment for rent, for example for a vacation home, for which the apartment must also be furnished.
The 2017 incentives
When it comes to renovating your apartment, that is the one in which you live, the reasons and advantages are different. Usually, one proceeds to the renovation of a room or a plant, rarely of the whole apartment. However, the advantages that can be had in pointing to the improvement of one's own apartment are many, above all thanks to the 2017 restructuring incentives, which make it possible to obtain relief and reimbursements for the works carried out. However, it should be emphasized that incentives can be an additional stimulus to restructuring, but the real investment is made when aiming at energy improvement of the apartment, which allows, over time, to save on energy consumption, whether related to electricity or gas.
When you decide to renovate your apartment you need to follow a series of steps, both technical and bureaucratic. First, therefore, it is necessary to request a free online quote, to have a first idea of the costs and expenses that will have to be faced. To get a complete estimate it is necessary to evaluate the cost of the company to which it is addressed and that for the purchase of materials and supplies. Furthermore, the cost of the project, which is done by an architect or interior designer, must be included in the expenses.
Unfortunately, we cannot define a fixed cost for the renovation of an apartment: the costs, in fact, can vary not only according to the materials used but also according to the location in which the apartment is located, the simplicity with which it can be reached both by technicians and vehicles for transporting materials and, finally, by the type of intervention that must be carried out.
It must always be remembered that the costs of restructuring must not be confused with the costs of materials. The company, in fact, if it has to install a floor, requires the same price whether the floor to be installed costs 20 euro per square meter or that it costs 200 euro per square meter. The cost of the tiles, parquet or any other material that characterizes the floor must be included in the item materials purchase and not cost of the company. The materials are chosen by the owner of the apartment, after defining the budget, ie the economies available for the renovation of the house itself.
Define the budget
The definition of a budget is therefore fundamental to have the guarantee of carrying out professional and well-done jobs. Better to decide to carry out small renovations in more time but done well, rather than renovating an entire wing of the apartment economically and with poor quality materials.
Of course, it is important to define, together with the budget, what are the types of intervention that can take advantage of tax deductions and of 'Ecobonus. In this way it will be possible to make more convenient investments, knowing that the initial expenses will be reinstated over time. It should however be emphasized that all aspects relating to tax deductions are complex, so it is important, before starting any restructuring project, to find out about the possible benefits that can be had depending on the type of work being carried out.
But back to the reasons why the renovation of a house can be defined as a real investment. In most cases, the real investment in the redevelopment of an apartment is that which involves energy savings, on all fronts. Indeed, they fall into the energy redevelopment of an apartment all interventions aimed at improving the thermal and acoustic insulation of a house. Installing double glazing and choosing fixtures that ensure high thermal insulation can lower the costs for heating the house during the winter and those for air conditioners during the summer.
A very interesting saving can be given by the choice of large windows, which allow a high entry of light. Of course, in order to enlarge the windows and lighting points it is necessary to carry out specific projects and this solution is not always allowed. It is, however, a natural and simple way to guarantee savings on the use of electricity and on the costs arising from it. When it is not possible to redesign the windows, because one lives in the condominium or for other structural reasons, it becomes important to evaluate the reorganization of the electrical system, so as to realize low consumption light points that avoid unnecessary waste. In fact, modern apartments often need localized lighting that is functional to the type of activity being carried out.
Still, choose to renew the heating system and the boiler, focusing on low environmental impact solutions and energy saving is another step towards convenience and savings over time. Modern heating systems are designed to ensure warmth and savings in every room. For this reason, it does not make sense to renew the heating system but to keep old fixtures from which drafts and cold drafts can easily enter which cancel out the effects of the heating system. It therefore becomes necessary to operate in parallel, ie to provide, when necessary, for the renovation of both the frames and the heating system.
An interesting solution that allows to improve the heating of antique apartments, characterized by very high ceilings, is to create mezzanines, that is to lower the ceiling level. Even thinking about making a false ceiling can be an interesting option, to be evaluated according to the characteristics of the apartment, the needs of the owner and, of course, the budget available.
In many cases, a greater expense, such as may be the one foreseen for changing the distribution of spaces and rooms, is amply justified by the possibility of greater liveability and, therefore, by the construction of an apartment that better meets its own needs. It should be emphasized that a home that adapts to the needs of those who live in it is necessarily a home in which consumption is lower than apartments to which it is necessary to adapt. Those who live and work at home, for example, may have different needs than those who go home only in the evening to sleep. For this reason it is necessary, when planning the renovation of your apartment, to evaluate not only the aesthetic aspect, but above all the functional aspect that varies according to the lifestyle of those who live in the house.
The costs of restructuring
We can say that then, to the question qHow much does it cost to renovate a house? we cannot give a single answer. Indeed, the parameters to be evaluated are many, ranging from the initial conditions of the apartment to the budget available to the needs of those who live there.
Surely, if you want to carry out a restructuring that guarantees a safe investment, it is good to focus on a modern home. The main feature of modern apartments, in fact, is the complete functionality of spaces and accessories. Every architectural element is created to be lived and, above all, to be lived in the best way. As already mentioned, modern apartments aim to eliminate superfluous areas, such as the central corridors, to give more space to the rooms, both the living and the night ones.
In a modern home, even the bathroom becomes intelligent and guarantees maximum savings, using water-friendly mixers, which guarantee water savings, or by focusing on elements of thermo-furniture that allow to underline the aesthetic side of this room, improving it also and above all the functionality.
Finally, when the apartment is located in a small villa of its own, the interventions for improvement can also affect the external walls, the ceiling and the roof. THE'thermal insulation on walls and ceiling and the roof insulation represent two types of work that ensure an important one energy saving, since they guarantee the maximum insulation of the house not only from the cold, from the humidity and from the wind, but also from the summer heat and heat.
Once again, going to intervene on aspects that improve the thermal system of the house guarantees a high saving over time, highlighting how the renovation works represent a real investment that ensures a lowering of costs on a series of aspects, ranging from energy bills (both electricity and gas) up to those relating to personal well-being. And for greater savings, today there are a series of apps that allow you to monitor the consumption of gas, electricity and water, so that you always have the amount of consumption regularly under control.
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