Top 5 Reasons to RemodelThere are many reasons homeowners choose to remodel or renovate their existing living space. Sometimes a family may have outgrown the space they have, or they want to put a room to a different use. Often remodels are targeted investments, intended to add value to a home or to make it more marketable when it comes time to sell. If you’re considering a home remodel, you may be looking for motivation to get your project started. Here are the top 5 reasons to remodel your home.
1. It’s a good time. With the current way the economy is, builders and contractors are more accessible and affordable than they’ve previously been. Waiting periods are much shorter, and you may be able to strike a deal in terms of goods and services. 2. Your family is expanding. A growing family often necessitates a remodel, especially if you’re planning to stay in your home for a while. After all, three young children sharing a bathroom may be no big deal, but that might change once they become teenagers. Not only does a growing family need a larger space, but a growing family also means more laundry and this could mean you need to add a laundry room or a space designed just for you. More closet space, a home gym, nursery, master bathroom? 3. You want to improve your home’s appeal. If it’s necessary to sell at the moment, you can make your home more marketable by upgrading key areas such as the kitchen and bathroom, and fixing up the exterior of your home. After all, when these areas look tired and worn, they can make the entire house seem rundown as well for a prospective buyer. Not only do these improvements increase the appeal to others, but they also increase your comfort at home. 4. You’re going for a greener home. Green remodeling is becoming increasingly popular these days, especially considering all the rebates and tax incentives available for many of these upgrades. Investing in energy efficient appliances, natural materials and fibers, and even an alternative energy source not only boosts the value of your home but can save you money in future energy bills as well. Contact us to talk about the HERO program, offering financing on energy efficient remodels. 5. You’ve just purchased a home. If you’ve just bought a home and you have some renovations in mind, doing them before you actually move in can save you a lot of hassle. Projects go quicker when there’s not a lot of stuff to maneuver around, and you can save yourself from having to live through a remodel as well. If your reason for remodeling isn’t on this list we want to hear from you! Tell us why you chose to remodel and how the experience went.