How To Give Your Fixer-Upper a Second Life

Here are some easy tips to get you started on giving your fixer-upper in Oklahoma City a second life.

There are many roads you can take in finding the perfect house for you. This could involve building your own, or finding one on the market. If you have recently bought a house and found that it is more work than you initially expected—don’t fret.

Seek Professional Help

If you aren’t sure where to start with your fixer-upper, asking a professional home inspection company to come to have a look is a good first step. This will put you ahead on knowing what actually needs to be done on your house, and what the cost would be. Elements like heating, electrical, and plumbing are the top priority when ensuring your house is up to par. Make sure you also know the ins and outs of the structure of your house. This includes the main parts- the foundation, roof, walls, doors, windows, etc.

Make a Plan

Eventually, you are going to be faced with doing the work that needs to be done yourself or finding a professional construction company to complete the jobs. Do your research and find out what companies will charge for the services you need to do. Also, consider if you have the tools and education enough to safely complete the job yourself.

Carpet or Hardwood

Consider the state of the flooring in the house as-is. If It’s carpet- chances are you are going to want to have it stripped out and replaced. You could choose to replace it with hardwood flooring or add in more carpet. Think about the rooms, their use, and if you are a pet owner. Do you want hardwood in bedrooms? Would carpet be best in the living room? Would my pets’ claws scratch any new flooring? 

Tile or Laminate

For rooms like the laundry room or bathroom, choosing a tile or other moisture-wicking material that will prevent future problems will save you time, money, and stress. Find out the best option for your house and weigh the pros and cons.

Painting

When removing unwanted paint, be careful not to do more damage in the process. There could be years of paint built up on walls and hardware. Research the best way to have it removed based on the age and condition of your house.

Unwelcome Pests and Bugs

Tiny pests and bugs can create large problems if not addressed. Creating environments where trash is enclosed, and food is not available for critters to enjoy will put you ahead of the game. If you find you have current infestations or need additional help, it is possible to find green alternatives that are safe for all parties- creatures and humans alike.

Contact Sell Your OKC Home

When you are ready to sell your fixer-upper, give Sell Your OKC Home a call. You will get a fair offer, choose your own closing date, and we pay all the costs. We service Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Call us at (405)-369-835. Contact us today!

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