Renovation Advice Needed?

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Recently we purchased a home which looked alright on the surface but we have found (apart from the distasteful paintwork and colour choice) that at ever step we take the more we find, more and more disasters too many to discribe but one thing we do need answers too are:
1. If we are packing wood under our furniture to keep them level does this mean our stumps need fixing??? or is it the floor as even doors seem to be put in crooked.
2. Is it possible for a team member from Better Homes and Gardens to come to our place to advise us on things we really do need to do to get the house right including the color scheme, and we do have 1 unique item we have our very own screen saver in our bathroom like you have never seen before,

Did you not have a home inspection prior to purchasing the home?

Leveling a home is costly as it most definitely will create additional problems such as cracked walls (if you decide to jack the floors and use support beams from underneath).
BHG, HGTV or any other decorating crew will not send some one out to help you with your dilemmas unless you live in the area in which their shows are being aired. You also have to "APPLY" for this job to be done as well as finance the projects.

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4 Responses to “Renovation Advice Needed?”

  1. Sectionator Says:

    Maybe get a builder to inspect your next home before you buy it – cheaper in the long run.

    Leveling your house is a major job. I'd definitely get someone in to give you some quotes before you start to decide how much you want to attempt.
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  2. fluffycat1930 Says:

    if your house is really old(and i mean old!!) this might be the reason for the slopping floors, i lived in a really old cottage once and all the floors upstairs sloped, but it was structurally sound!
    if yours isn't old then get a surveyor in, if it is subsidence, i think your house insurance will cover it!
    for ideas on colour schemes and ideas try this website
    http://www.housetohome.co.uk and click on room inspirations!
    p.s its always recommended you have a full survey when buying a house!
    good luck! :)
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  3. frenchcountryplus Says:

    Did you not have a home inspection prior to purchasing the home?

    Leveling a home is costly as it most definitely will create additional problems such as cracked walls (if you decide to jack the floors and use support beams from underneath).
    BHG, HGTV or any other decorating crew will not send some one out to help you with your dilemmas unless you live in the area in which their shows are being aired. You also have to "APPLY" for this job to be done as well as finance the projects.
    References :
    Professional interior decorator for 20 years.

  4. m_kunis Says:

    It sounds like an old home if the floor is uneven. Builders sometimes use normal 2×10's or engineered floor joists. It sounds like you have the first. I doubt it is your furniture. If the house is new I would definitely call the builder. Crooked doors can be a sign of a settling foundation or unsupported loads in the house. You can call a remodeler to come out and look at the uneven floor but it is very tricky to fix. The best way is to build a new wall underneath the joists and level it to match the surrounding walls, because one of your walls is either to short or too tall.
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