Whether you're trying to improve your financial worth, your life needs some tweaking, or you simply feel disenchanted with your home, you may be considering opportunities for improvement. One potential answer is to renovate, so you may want to ask if renovating is the right answer for you. Why renovate your home?
Why Renovate Your Home?
We'll discuss the most obvious reasons first.
When something is damaged from wear and tear or the elements, you may have to repair or replace it to maintain the home's appearance and functionality, or even to be safe in the home. Sometimes this requires renovating. The good side is that you can take this time to add things into the remodel that you want like a new paint color or wall covering, a new shower, or a bright, open window.
You're thinking of selling
Some renovating often gets completed when selling a house. This may be because it would sell better with less personalization, things need to be repaired or replaced, or you want to increase the home's value.
If you strongly feel you want to or may want to sell your house because a new location or new home would solve your problems, consider renovations that will positively impact the sale.
There's something you want
Have you got a more luxurious bathroom, a party-friendly deck, or more storage space on your mind? Renovate, and it'll be yours.
You want a new look
The paint, style, and look of the home is just boring to you or doesn't represent who you are today? Paint and wall coverings, new siding, cabinet refacing, or additional features may be for you.
You feel crowded
Adding on a new room, removing a wall to open up a space, or adding a wall to divide up a room can give all family members their own space or provide everyone with more room to navigate comfortably.
You feel overwhelmed
If you're stressed out while doing your daily tasks in your home, you may need more functionality. An extra sink, a kitchen island, easier-to-clean materials, or more storage options make excellent choices to improve your life.
Whether you want to save money or want to ease your conscience over your impact on the environment, renovating your home for energy efficiency and water efficiency may be for you. This may entail new insulation, new windows and doors, new plumbing, solar panels, a new hot water heater, and more, depending on your goals. It will both help you reduce home costs and put more money in your pocket if you plan to stay in the home and increase the home's value when you want to sell.
You may combine energy efficient renovations with other renovations. While replacing or adding one feature, you can make more environmentally friendly choices.
Written by Missy Banks of MissyBanks.com and Allen Tate Realtors. Missy is a full time real estate professional and a top relator with Allen Tate and the Charlotte area. MissyBanks.com is a user friendly real estate search tool with update MLS listings.
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