If you ever find yourself investing in a rundown house, then you have to set about restoring its interior right away. You have to do so because if it’s not a livable environment, you will not make it appealing to anybody that you seek to rent it or sell it to in the future. If you were to choose to reside in such a home yourself, then your own standard of living would drop as a result of you moving in.

To restore the interior of a rundown house, there are a number of things that you have to be setting out to do right off the bat. From giving it a fresh lick of paint to putting your own stamp on proceedings, a few basic yet crucial pieces of renovation advice can be found below.

Start with the painting

Chances are, the rundown house that you have invested in has a color scheme that harks back to a time that is well truly gone by. For this reason, your first port of call in your restoration venture should be to give your new investment a fresh lick of paint.

Starting upstairs and making your way down, you should strip whatever needs to be stripped from the walls before licking them with an undercoat of white paint. Once that has dried, you should be going over your walls with the gloss or matte color of your choice — this could even be another variant of white, such as eggshell.

By giving the painting precedence, you will bring your rundown house to life instantly, and, thus, create for yourself a foundation to build upon as your restoration continues.

Tend to the floors

The floors of your rundown house, especially if they are laden with carpet, are likely to look worn and outdated. For this reason, tending to them is a must.

You should seriously considering ripping up flooring if the damage that has been inflicted upon it looks to be too costly to repair or if it doesn’t fit the color scheme that you want to implement going forward.

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You shouldn’t be ripping flooring up and changing it for any old reason, however. For instance, if it is the smell of a carpet that makes you want to part with it, then you should look into ways of cleaning it before you go to the extent of changing it completely — you can find information online about how to get mildew smell out of carpet.

When it comes to hard flooring, for safety reasons, you have to ensure that it hasn’t lost its integrity in regards to how slippery it has become. By ignoring this, your rundown house will be more deathtrap than it is livable environment.

Demolish unnecessary walls

The rundown house that you have invested will have been built in another time, for another purpose. This means that, if you want to make it a place that is fit for purpose in the 21st century, you’re going to have to demolish certain parts of it — more than likely, this is going to mean demolishing certain walls in order to change the layout of the home and make rooms bigger.

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For instance, in order to abide by the culinary needs of today, you’re going to want to bring an abundance of appliances into your kitchen. More than likely, however, you will be working with a small kitchen space that was perfect in yesteryear, but not so much today. For this reason, you might find yourself donning a dust mask and taking a sledgehammer to a few unwanted walls.

Make use of spare rooms

Again, the house that you have invested in will not come to you fit for purpose. This means that, in many cases, you will find yourself dealing with a number of rooms that are of no use to you. You can get some use out of them, however, by simply resolving to change them up a bit.

For example, you could turn a spare room found downstairs, or even under the stairs, into a spacious downstairs toilet. When you do, you’ll either make your life easier due to the fact that there will not be a queue for the toilet in the morning, or you’ll make the property more appealing to buyers or renters who value this kind of choice.

If you’re looking for a project that’ll keep you entertained for weeks on end, then invest in a rundown house and start restoring it yourself. When you do, just make sure to remember all of the above advice.