Let us start by saying there is absolutely no reason to feel on the defensive simply because you have chosen to escape to the country. Many people feel as though they have to justify even this profoundly rational move, because others might criticize and ask just how much experience they have in running a rural home. You will hear nothing as condemnatory here. What we offer is in the spirit of loving advice, because it can actually be quite tough running a rural home from time to time, especially if you are not prepared. But don’t worry, we have absolutely no doubt that when pointed in the right direction, you can make a real success of this.
An escape to the country is often something we consider as an ideal. We wish to feel actualized, finally away from the harsh throes of the city environment, and perhaps even become a little more self-sufficient. Thankfully, this is more than possible, provided you care for some of the following measures when setting up. After all, the last thing you wish for is to ruin this grand move and exciting time almost as soon as you start.
With that in mind, let us consider the best options and routes forward:
Restore Elements Of The Home
All homes can struggle from their own restoration needs, but rural properties, which are sometimes hundreds of years old, may need excess attention. From cleaning the gutters, replacing the roofing felt, to more restorative work that requires the use and expert builders, it’s important to assess the damage thoroughly with a top-to-bottom inspection as soon as you move in. It may be as simple as replacing the windows with double glazing, or removing a bats nest from the attic. This can help you pre-emptively solve the issues before they begin.
Light Up Your Home
In the countryside, streetlights are often absent, as are ambient lights such as those from car headlights. This means that you’re about to experience true darkness, and you’re also going to see how this makes you feel vulnerable. It means that if someone wishes to trespass onto your property, it’s harder to notice them. Trespassers do not often have positive intentions, so it’s worth protecting yourself. Floodlights are the answer, namely those that are motion-sensitive. If you have this in either driveway, at your front and back entrances or perhaps a side of your property protected by a small alleyway, lighting up your home can deter anyone from entering, or simply give you more light when trying to navigate around your home.
Manage Your Estate
More than restorative work, ensuring that you use good family lawyers to help you navigate your estate and assign a proper will, or perhaps refer to the transfer of an outhouse to become legally owned by your young adult child can be worthwhile considerations. It’s best to put the most expert protections in place to ensure everything is catered to correctly.
With these tips, we are certain that your escape to the country will be nothing but successful.
This is a collaborative post.