It’s not uncommon to fall in love with an irresistible home in Rome (the capital of Italy)  that needs some renovations here and there to meet all your needs. You may also have found a nice house for a very good price,  but required additional repair or renovation costs to make it livable. Regardless, here are some tips to make your home renovation in Rome easy and successful.

Renovating in Rome, Italy

Before embarking on a home improvement project in Rome, as in all Italy, it is important to understand that the laws and fees associated with this measure are different in all regions and will change over time. Therefore, it is recommended that you understand the current laws and renovation costs in your area before starting work. It could be useful for you to take a look to this understandable Rome Map

Before you start renovating home in Rome, you should be informed that you must apply for a permit to modify or repair an existing building. As with other construction projects, permission for this type of work is granted by the local council to the home owner or the person responsible for the work, such as an engineer or surveyor. However, renovations that qualify for routine maintenance do not necessarily require community approval, but are solely the responsibility of the homeowner. But don’t worry, if you hire a good architectural firm (for example, I contacted Gruppo Castaldi) they will take care of everything, saving you time and money, guaranteeing you a wonderful and legal home.

House in Rome

A reputed architect in Rome (I suggest an all-inclusive solution like i did with Gruppo Castaldi) will provide you with all the important details about your renovation project.

– He or she will give you the best information on costs and materials and will assist you in implementing and supervising the entire project.

– The architect or surveyor will also develop a plan for the entire project according to your wishes.

– He or she will also provide you with an accurate estimate of the cost and duration of the renovation project.

– Professionals are also well aware of how much the municipality or “city” charges for renovation projects

Before starting any work, it is important to have a contract with the contractor of your choice.
The contract should include all relevant costs, work schedules and payment terms for the work envisaged. When it comes to cost, keep in mind that in Rome you typically pay per square meter for renovation work, depending on the area where your property is located. Time is another important consideration, but generally speaking, most renovations typically take anywhere from three months to a year, depending on factors such as property size and project scope. There are also some construction tax benefits for labor and materials needed to renovate a house in Italy.

Rose Williams – Tourist and now… italian!