The best deals to be found in West London property are for those homes that need of significant modernisation. However, these homes represent the best investment not just because of the maths involved, but because there is so much potential to unlock. To move good property to the superb, superb property to the magnificent and magnificent property to the truly outstanding takes skill, time and resources. If you are prepared to put a little time and effort (as well as having the resources) to bring a fine period property up to scratch, the rewards can be huge. Sure financial considerations stack up and your financial return on investment will be strong, but it’s the non-financial benefits that change the way you live that are difficult to assign a value to and should not be underestimated. Of course, embarking on a substantial renovation project on your own is time-consuming, daunting, expensive and probably a little bit risky if you are not an experienced architect or builder. Even if you have a clear vision for your property, do you have the technical design expertise, experience with local planning authorities, the project management experience or the procurement know how to guarantee your project is successful? You also need time and managing a property refurbishment in London is a full time job. This is why it is so important to involve professional renovation experts in your project from the very beginning, who can project manage the whole process and make the transformation of your home an enjoyable and rewarding experience rather than a burden.
When it comes to property renovation, London is very well-served by professional residential architects, interior designers and excellent builders. These players are capable of completely transforming your home to meet the needs of a modern family and today’s hectic lifestyles. Taking both aesthetics and functionality into account, skilled residential architects make sure your property becomes a home you can feel proud of and be exceedingly comfortable in at the same time. Quality local builders will be familiar with the type of building you are renovating as well as being considerate to your neighbours. After all, you don’t want to fall out with your neighbours having just spent a lot of energy trying to create a fabulous home. London’s interior designers also take your lifestyle and tastes on board, enhancing the character of period properties rather than detracting from them.
London architecture is frequently impressive, but to make the most of a good house that looks fantastic on the outside, you will need to make sure your interior design and layout is not only comfortable, but safe, fit for purpose and attractive. The best way of achieving this is to appoint professionals who completely renovate your property from design, build and interior design. You should also insist on appointing someone to project manage the entire refurbishment process with one point of contact for you – someone who is accountable for all elements of the project, not just one or two elements.