Whether your home is simply outdated, lacks functionality, or you want to increase your home’s value for resale, these are all signs it may be time for you to consider a remodel. When you are ready to make the first step, contact us to discuss what projects you have in mind.
- Noticeable wear and tear throughout the home
Naturally as your home gets older, the areas that are most frequently used are going to show some wear. When these aesthetic things start to add up however is when problems start to occur. Broken tiles, peeling grout, chipping paint, cracked surfaces all can lead to increased mold and bacteria, so a remodel will not only help the space look better, but will also create a healthier environment.
- Your home is outdated
When you let your home become completely outdated you are actually hurting your home’s value. Giving your home a 21st century makeover is an obvious choice when your home has been living in the past for so long. Newer appliances, lighting, and fixtures will also save you money in the long run by using less energy, conserving water, etc.
- Your home is constantly cluttered
If you find yourself having to clean your home more than normal and don’t have enough storage for all your belongings you may benefit from a remodel. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or general living space, there are many ways a remodel can increase your storage capabilities. Kitchen cabinets can conveniently store small appliances which can be open when needed and closed when not, keeping your space looking tidy at all times. Built in cabinetry can be added to living spaces giving you tons of storage and also adds interest. A walk in closet with custom cabinetry and shelving could give you all the space you need for clothing, shoes, accessories, and more.
- You’re looking to sell your home
It may be necessary to make some improvements before putting your home on the market in order to get the best return. According to the 2015 Cost vs Value report the top three projects that give you the highest return is a steel entry door replacement, replacing siding with manufactured stone veneer, and a garage door replacement. If the kitchen or bath needs updating, smaller projects like painting the walls a neutral color and replacing fixtures may be all you need.
- You’re needs have changed
Whether you have just made an addition to your family or are now empty nesters, certain areas of your home may need to be altered to address your new lifestyle. From adding a bathtub for the new baby or transforming the attic into a master suite there are many ways you can alter a home to adapt to your needs.
- The space doesn’t reflect your personal style
Maybe you like the functionality of your kitchen or bath but the style is just outdated and doesn’t reflect your personality. Instead of a complete remodel you could do a cabinet reface, change the wall color, update the backsplash or countertops, and replace the fixtures/hardware. This is a good option if you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a complete remodel but still want to upgrade and make a space something that represents your style.
- The space lacks functionality
If cooking in your kitchen is a pain because of lack of counter space, storage, or just an awkward layout you may need to remodel. Same goes with the bathroom if two people are fighting over the mirror or sink it may be time to make that space work better for a happier family.
- You want a more modern home but don’t want to move
If you’re wishing you had a new more modern home but aren’t willing to physically move from your existing house then a remodel is the best of both worlds. The sky is the limit when it comes to transforming a space.
- There is wasted space in the home
Instead of unused rooms collecting dust in your home you should consider remodeling the space to make the rooms you do use larger. Turn that unused bedroom into a larger master suite or open up the wall to the unnecessary formal dining room for a larger open eat in kitchen.
Amy Winters says
I like your suggestion to have built-in cabinetry added to your living space to give you the storage space you need. My husband and I have a smaller home, and I feel like I’m constantly looking for a place to store things. I thing we’ll take your advice and simplify things by having some extra cabinets installed.