[Burned countertop image courtesy of Hometalk.com]
If you’re considering a home remodel, but think it might be better to wait, check out these reasons to look at doing it sooner rather than later.
It can happen to the best home. Time takes its toll on your most-used rooms in the home – the kitchen and bathrooms. If you’re looking at chipped and burnt countertops, or plumbing that has stopped working, then you probably have other unseen areas that have also deteriorated. As your home ages and things break and leak, forgoing those repairs until later could lead to a huge bill, or worse.
Are you tired of busting out your tool belt every weekend to fix those little things? Remodel now and save yourself the stress of the deterioration you are already dealing with. Even for the seasoned DIY-er, home repairs can be daunting.
When you purchase your home, you have an idea of what’s in working order and what will need some attention soon. As you consider a remodel, you can plan for the higher-priority items, and update them before you have an expensive problem on your hands. If you’re dealing with some leaky plumbing, now is a good time to not only fix that drip, but think about any related remodeling needs.
Save Money and Increase Value
It seems like an oxymoron that spending money on your home could actually save you money, but it’s true. When you’re remodeling your home, it’s a good idea to take a look at appliances. Are they as energy-efficient as they could be? Replacing older fixtures can save you hundreds of dollars per year as well, and using energy-efficient appliances entitles you to certain tax benefits. Strategically moving walls can also create better airflow, saving you on heating and cooling bills.
[A before and after kitchen, re-designed by DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Ann Arbor]
Utilize Space Better
Is your family growing? Are the kids leaving for college, and now your home feels too big? One of the best reasons to remodel now is to create better use of your space. If you have a small kitchen and your your family is growing, remodeling now can help give you much-needed storage and work area. If your kitchen is too large now that the kids have moved out, you can repurpose that extra space for something more useful to you ... like a desk, or maybe enlarge the dining area.
Home Remodeling Will Never Be Cheaper
The main reason so many people avoid remodeling, is the associated cost. Don’t put off necessary remodeling projects due to price. When it comes to home renovations, now is always the least expensive time to buy. The cost of labor and materials have steadily risen, year over year. As the real estate market picks up, so will contracting work. That means there will be fewer available workers for your project, the more you might have to pay, and the longer you’ll have to wait.
Did you know that homes that have been updated generally yield $.71 on the dollar in increased home value? Home remodeling takes time, so planning your home remodel well before you are thinking of putting your home on the market can help you maximize your investment when it counts.
One of the best reasons to remodel is to implement new storage solutions for your kitchen or bath. Cabinetry has come a long way just in the past decade. You don’t have to knock out a wall to find more room for linens, or build an island for extra counter space. There are many solutions available now that make even the smallest room feel expansive.
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