When exactly should you renovate your home? Here are 5 signals:
Should you renovate your entire home or just a few areas? Should you renovate your home at all, or are these renovation projects better left to the professionals? These are tough questions to ask. But the answer might be easier than you think! In fact, there are 5 clear signals that tell you when it’s time to get started on a renovation project. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to throw out that patchy blue carpet and replace it with hardwood throughout the entire house (though some might find this a welcomed idea). What is it then? Let’s dive in and find out!
1) To fix an issue
If you’re looking for a reason to renovate your home, fixing issues falls under one of the major reasons. You might have your home for a long time and it might need some fixing up to do. For instance, a new paint job or new modern interior wiring. Roof leaks and electrical problems will push you towards renovating your home.
These internal safety issues are an important factor to keep your family safe so always be on the lookout for them. Never forget these factors which might be a hindrance to you and your family’s safety.
2) Family getting bigger
Buying a house is a big investment for everyone. Once you buy a house you would want to keep it for the generations to come. There might be a chance that at the time you bought it, you never thought of having a big family. But that could change after a few years.
Once you expand your family, you would want a bigger home. Rather than investing again, you could move forward by renovating your house to fit best for your family. While having a big family you can also make home renovation a fun family activity. Remodeling your home would be more cost-effective for you rather than investing in a new home altogether.
3) Colors looks dull and chapped
One thing that ages the house is its paint job. Your house might not need any internal fixing or renovation but chapped off paint of the walls will make your home look old and in dire need of a renovation. You could choose a perfect color palette for your home and renovate it according to your aesthetic, considering it a new chapter.
Paint is the face of your home and that is what makes your home look healthy and perfect. You would be surprised with what a little paint job could make your home transform from haggard to young. Repainting the internal areas (including the cabinets) as well as the external walls will give a vibrant new life to your home and that will be the easiest cost-effective renovation for you.
4) Home value
If you’re thinking of selling your house after a few years, you would want to renovate it. Your home value depends upon the cost value of the renovation and market value. For instance, you might want to add bookshelves as nightstands suiting the buyer. If you have a home with ancient wiring as well as chipped walls and flooring, you will get less money out of it.
All this could be solved with a little internal renovation as well as a paint job. Research about the market value of the time you would want to sell as well as what is “in” aesthetically speaking before renovating your place to sell. Update the kitchen and living space accordingly to suit the market value to get the best returns.
5) To increase efficiency and home function
Efficient homes are more attractive to their buyers if you want to sell your house. You can make some high-impact changes according to your budget to make your home more efficient like changing windows and home exterior, counter tops, painting cabinets, and such depending upon the urgency.
High functioning home is also very vital. If adding more space to your living area or just adding another bathroom will increase the function of your house, you should renovate it accordingly. For instance, if having a deck patio to just sit and relax on a sunny day would make you and your home function better, it will fall under the reason to renovate your home. As long as these changes do not hurt the home value, you should go for it.
These are some of the basic signs that you could find if you are looking to renovate your home. You could also renovate your home just cuz if you have the budget for it. These signs play a major role in keeping your home top-notch and pristine condition.
Hello! I am Camille, a wife, mother of four, Disney obsessed, certified teacher, and reality optimist. Motherhood comes with its ups and downs, and I hope while you’re here you’ll find something that makes your #momlife easier!