How Often Should A Home Be Renovated?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Arizona Resource Realty BR518926000

Home remodeling is an effective way to improve its appearance and increase the value of your property, but how often should you be doing it? Remodeling a property can provide homeowners with the chance to customize their homes, update the style, and get the look that they have been wanting. However, as the styles change more often, so do your interests. Last year’s style may not be in anymore. Maybe you are afraid of moving forward with a home remodeling project because you fear that you will grow tired of the new look fast. That brings up the question of how often you should be renovating your home in the first place.

 

It is recommended that you renovate your property every 15 to 20 years to keep it up-to-date. That is the average timeframe, and the actual number depends on the condition of your whole property. Before you start any remodels, evaluate the look of your property. Ask yourself these questions.

 

When was your home built?

What was the last time it was renovated?
Do you need a whole house renovation or just for a single room or area in the house?
What is the current condition of your home or the area you want to renovate?


But certain parts of the house needs to be renovated before others.

 

BATHROOM
Bathrooms are used and abused – they are also the one room in your house most open to water damage that can cause mold and rot. Bathrooms are also one of the main areas in the home that are routinely done improperly by handymen and homeowners. With modern building techniques, bathrooms have come a long way. Always think about the way you want your bathroom to function when you are thinking about renovating it.

 

KITCHEN
The kitchen in your house is the heart of the home. It will take more abuse than any other room. Nowhere else in the house does every single person visit at least twice a day and proceed to do something. Kitchen cabinets are opened more per day than any other cabinet in your whole house in a week. Kitchens need a facelift or a complete renovation with the changing times and trends. The kitchen will set the tone of the entire house. A lot of kitchens are not just for food prep anymore; there are gathering places for families with spaces to eat meals and do homework.

 

LAUNDRY ROOM
Laundry rooms or mudrooms are not just a place to do the laundry; they are a place where countless items are stored, and numerous people will come by and go. They take a lot of abuse, especially if you have kids and pets.

 

REC ROOM
Rec rooms have fallen out of favor in new homes instead of having a place that is designated as a multipurpose space; people want every part of their house to be a defined space. The rec room has been transformed into a games room, or a media room, a movie room, or several smaller designated areas instead of one large open room.

 

MASTER BEDROOM
Master bedroom has been changed into a personal oasis for the homeowner, a place to get away from everyone else. So master bedrooms now have fireplaces, TV mounted on the wall with full surround sound, and a lot of light that is put on dimmers to help create any mood that you want.

 

With these factors in mind, you will be able to make informed decisions based on the needs of your home.

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Good morning Tamra. Of all things kitchens and bathrooms should top the list. Enjoy your day!

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