Tag Archives: Refurbishment

Paint It Red Guest Articles, Latest Articles, Property Development

"Ally looks at painting your buy to let"

A recent report from B&Q suggested that red was the most popular colour choice in the paint stakes. They, like me, will attribute that to a feature wall colour in homes. The report also suggested magnolia had ceased to be the favourite wall colour.

A few things are apparent here, red isn’t the predominant wall colour, but has always been a fail safe “feature wall” colour – and magnolia bit the dust years ago in favour of shades of white – yes, there is a difference!

Of course this ties in with people not moving home, but actually making their space more personal to them.  Red isn’t everyone’s cup of tea! Continue reading Paint It Red


The Art of Wallpapering Guest Articles, Latest Articles

Whether you are wallpapering an entire room or just a feature wall, here are a few pointers.

It is quite straightforward to calculate how much wallpaper is required.

  1. Measure the height of room, either from ceiling to skirting, or picture rail to skirting for full walls. Add on the pattern repeat.
  2. Now measure right round the room. Check the width of the paper, most are generally 52 cm but some specialist papers will be wider width. Divide the width of the room by the width of the paper.  Now you know how many drops are required, ie pieces of wallpaper.
  3. Look at the wallpaper roll length. If you have measured 2.9 metres from ceiling to floor and need 31 drops, and your paper is 10 metre roll length- how many 2.90 pieces can you get from roll? In this case it is only 3 full pieces. 31 divided by 3 = 10.33333. So here you need 11 rolls. Some decorators may not require full repeat to work with, but better to be safe than sorry. Continue reading The Art of Wallpapering

Sell or hold after completing a refurbishment? Commercial Finance, Favourite Articles, Latest Articles, Property Auctions, Property Investment Strategies, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

This question was recently asked on a property forum and inspired me to write this post.

A spreadsheet could be written to crunch the numbers and I will explain how I do this further into this post.

Continue reading Sell or hold after completing a refurbishment?


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