When life changes, you need to adapt. Knowing the perfect moments for change can be challenging. You might have been putting off remodeling, but here are events that call for a revision to your home.
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
Have you always wanted a guest room? 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. Sure, a remodel will cost you, 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 potential buyers to be willing to pay more, since they won’t be inheriting any fix-it projects.
When High Costs are Breaking your Bank
Are you spending too much on AC, heating, and energy bills? It is probably because your home built in the sixties is not as well insulated as newer homes are, (and not to mention, your unit is outdated). 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. Homes require maintenance. 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 a remodel of some kind. Whether it be a revamped kitchen, an addition, or simple home maintenance, call us to get your remodel started as soon as possible. We want to make your wants, needs, and desires for your perfect home, a reality.