Do you have the remodel itch, but you’re unsure about your motives for taking on such a project? This is a common conundrum among homeowners! First and foremost, you need to decide if it would be better for you to move to a new home or remodel your current home. If you decide to stay, consider these five common reasons for a home redesign.
- You have house envy. When you look at other people’s homes, do you wish yours had some of the same features? Or maybe your layout is cramped and you want the illusive “open concept” home. If the answer is yes, then it might be time to think about remodeling. If you like your location or your home offers features that are hard to find elsewhere (i.e. RV parking, pool, dual master suites, etc.), then remodeling is your best option.
- You’ve run out of space. Did you have another baby or take in an aging parent (or two?). Life circumstances can make a home seem too small very quickly. Adding on bedrooms, living space, or a mother-in-law suite can give your family the room it needs to breathe.
- You’ve got too much space. Once children grow up and move out, many parents aren’t sure what to do with the extra bedroom space. For years they forego their dreams of having a hobby or exercise room because, well, their children need a bedroom. There are many options: the empty bedrooms can become part of the living room, creating a larger living space; they can be absorbed by the master bedroom, creating a spacious master suite; or they can be used to make the home more accessible for you as you age (think putting a bedroom, full bath, and laundry room on the main floor). If you find yourself in any of these situations, a remodel might be the answer.
- Your house is stuck in the 1970s (or another decade). If you have ever used words like groovy, far out, or fab to describe your home, then you need to remodel. Beyond aesthetics, you can redesign your home to work better with today’s lifestyle. Plus, it’ll give your property value a huge boost.
- Your house has some serious issues. Sometimes a remodel comes out of need, not want. If your home is consistently having infrastructure issues with its plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or foundational systems (or more!), then a remodel might be your best option. Combining a remodel with the update of these systems will save a significant amount of money in the long run. For example, if you need to cut into a wall or ceiling (or several of them) to fix an electrical issue, but you know you’d like to completely remove some of those walls in a year or so, starting your remodel now makes more sense.
At Progressive Builders, we are the experts on home remodels. No matter your reasons for remodeling or the scope of the work, we can handle the project. Contact us today for a consultation!