As life goes on, adaptation is not only inevitable, but necessary. Sometimes, certain life events call for changes to your home. You can take advantage of these situations, big or small, as they tend to be the right times to start a home remodeling project.
When a Baby is on the Way
Is your family going to grow? Perhaps you have a decent sized home, but have not felt the need to convert your cluttered spare bedroom into a living space. Once a baby is one the way, it’s time! Babies need their own nurseries, and timing for constructing one is important. Plan for the remodel in the early months of pregnancy, so you are not overwhelmed when it is crunch time later on.
When your Child is Going Off to College
If you have always wanted a guest bedroom, there is no better time to make this happen than when one of your own leaves the nest to flock off to college. Transform your child’s old room into a lovely guest room for grandparents, aunt/uncles, or friends to stay when they visit. If your master bedroom shares a wall with a soon-to-be-empty room, perhaps you want to knock it down and expand your space. Give yourself that bigger bathroom you have always imagined, or that massive walk in closet.
When you Plan on Selling your Home
A perfect time to remodel is when you are planning to sell your home. While changing things up right before you leave might seem counterintuitive, the benefits will be obvious once you get prospective buyers. Some projects can be timely, but a successful remodel adds value to your home. If you redo a bathroom or kitchen before placing your home on the market, you can expect more potential buyers, since they won’t be inheriting any fix-it projects.
When High DWP Bills are Breaking Your Bank
Are you spending too much on AC, heating, and energy bills? It is probably because home is not well insulated. This is the case with many homes built in the sixties. The more conducive your home is to saving energy, the cheaper it will be to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
When your Income or Savings Has Increased
“Sweetie, I just got a raise!” Any increase in income is a joyous time for homeowners, because owning and maintaining a home is so costly. Each year, homeowners should apply the 1% rule: this rule of thumb tells you to spend 1% of your purchased cost back into your home every year. Small things like painting the interior and exterior are often forgotten because it is not as immediately important as fixing something that is broken. When you save a little extra cash, you are afforded the luxury to make some home improvements.
If you find yourself at any of these points in life, you might consider starting a remodeling project of some kind. Whether it is a revamped kitchen, an addition, or simple home maintenance, Sea Pointe Construction can help you adapt to this new chapter of your life with a home remodel. Visit our showroom in Orange County for inspiration, or give us a call for an in-home consultation.
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