Property Refurbishment

01 Aug 2017

We recently purchased a little two bedroom flat in Mussleburgh (just outside Edinburgh) that required a degree of modernisation without having the hassle of extending or going through planning permission.  I thought it might be interesting to see the before and after pictures and what works were required to bring this flat up to a better standard for selling.

We purchased the flat in May and organised three quotes for the works required.  It turned out that only one of the companies were able to carry out the work in the timescale we required and the quote was within budget.  When choosing tradesmen it is important to ask for references and or have a referral and never pay up front.

We had a referral so we authorised the work and they started a couple of weeks later.

They started by removing the kitchen & bathroom, stripping all the old textured wallpaper, repairing any damaged walls and ceilings and removed the current flooring.  The property was then fitted with a contemporary white gloss kitchen with appliances, new bathroom suite with mains shower over bath with wet wall surround, re plastered, painted in neutral modern tones and new flooring throughout.  The work took around 3 weeks and the property is now ready to be marketed for sale.

We thought this was a good purchase for refurbishment as the works required (although refurbished throughout) were manageable and relatively quick to be carried out.  We are very pleased with the end result and it has been finished to a good standard for this type of property.

Remember who your key market is and not to over spend on projects if there is a ceiling price for your type of property.

I hope this has been helpful and if you have any questions or are interested in this property please get in touch laura.beard@fineholm.co.uk