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How to Know It’s Time to Renovate

Posted by Bobbie Guthrie on Jul 18, 2021 9:05:00 AM

Have you been considering a new home renovation, but you're just not sure if the time is right? Wouldn't it be great if there were obvious signs that it's time to renovate? Outside of lights falling from ceilings and the living room TV going out when someone flushes the downstairs toilet, you're not going to have those blatantly obvious remodel signs. However, if you know what to look for there are clues to when it is time to renovate and remodel a house.

Here are just a few of the signs you need to keep an eye out for.

 

How to Know Its Time to Renovate

 

You Want To Remodel (And Can Afford It)

Do you really need a reason to remodel your house if you want to do it? If you have the available funds why not invest it back into your house and build it up, so it feels even more like home. Maybe you've been wanting those heated bathroom floors, that summer kitchen or you have other items on your house remodel checklist. If you want to do it, go ahead and do it.

 

Your Home Is Starting To Break Down

This is about as obvious of a sign as you're going to get. If you're starting to notice wear and tear not just in one area of the house, but all over. Maybe you don't like the look of your cabinets, the kitchen tile is starting to crack, or any number of other issues, all at the same time. One-off issues will happen, but if it seems like you're facing a number of issues all at once, it is likely time to remodel.

 

Your Home Needs Repairs And You Will Stay Long Term

When it comes to the question of why remodel your home, one of the best answers is it increases your property value. However, if you don't have plans to stay long term you might want to reconsider. Few additions onto your home will net a 100% (or more) return on investment, and if you don't think you'll be staying in the property for longer than a year or two you likely won't recoup your investment (in which case it's best to simply maintain the house and then sell it).

With that said, if you do want to remodel now, and you know you'll be staying for years to come, now might be an excellent time to remodel as it gives you time to recoup the money you pump into the renovation.

 

Everything Is Out Of Date

Going with trendy fixtures, wallpaper, and other installations within the house can give your home a cutting-edge feel, but that also means you'll have an out of date space sooner rather than later. This can hurt your ability to sell the property. You may also find you no longer like the dated look. When remodeling your house you can select updated materials and looks that better fit the modern styles of houses. And, sometimes renovating your home with updated styles will give you the feel of moving into a new property, all without dealing with packing up and moving out. In this way, houses in need of renovation give you not only the feel of a new home but of an updated property.

 

Things Are No Longer Functioning As You'd Like

Some rooms of the house will fall out of date sooner than other rooms. Take the kitchen, for example. There are a number of upgrades in technology that have occurred in recent years. Whether it is upgraded technology or you think installing a pot filler above the stove would help out your ability to prepare food without lugging water to different areas of the kitchen.

There are so many updates you might want. Functionality changes for nearly every room, and if you find you are no longer getting the same kind of enjoyment out of a room that you once did it might be time to consider renovating your home (or, at the least, the room in question).

 

But When Should You Renovate?

So you know you want to renovate your home, but you'd like to schedule it for the best time possible. Realistically the best time is whatever works for you. If you have a window of opportunity where you will be out of the house you should consider scheduling the renovation during this time. The best time of year to remodel a kitchen all depends on when you can be away from the kitchen. If you have a vacation planned you should consider this. Just make sure to contact your contractor as far in advance as possible to schedule it.

 

A Phone Call Away

There's never a wrong time to begin considering a home renovation. You likely will have questions specific to your house, ranging from when you should renovate based on your schedule to the kind of improvements you should make based on a possible return on investment and the current state of your property. Because every property is different the renovations you need to make will differ from any other property. And that is why you need a professional contractor to help you with your upcoming renovation plans. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call. We'll help get the process started right away.

 

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