Remodeling your home can seem like a daunting task because of the finances, the expansive amount of time dedicated, or the hassle of finding the right company to do the job. However, remodeling now is easier than it has ever been. The overall cost of remodeling is more affordable, the remodeling time frame is reasonable when you work with professional and skilled workers, and why not upgrade the home you love, rather than purchasing a new home or building from scratch?
It can be a big decision to remodel your home, so here are some remodeling reasons, to help you gauge if it is the right decision for you:
1. Make your home more eco-friendly
Sustainability has become a popular topic in the past few years. Industries of all shapes and sizes are trying to adapt their products and business models to tailor to the environmentally-conscious demand. What better way to reduce your impact on the environmental than making your home, a part of your everyday life, more eco-friendly? Making your home eco-friendly can save the planet and save you money.
The opportunities are endless and can range from introducing energy-saving appliances and lighting to more eco-friendly cabinets and furniture. Some other ideas include:
- Solar panels
- A smart thermostat
- Building with sustainably sourced products
- Adding more green spaces
2. Update an outdated home
Out with the old and in with the new, if remodeling is something you’ve been putting off for a long time, consider giving your home a little tender love and care. An outdated home can still maintain all the perfect little quirks that make your home unique to you. That’s the best part about remodeling - you can refresh and revamp the areas you need to modernize, without compromising its unique facets. Updating your home can be as simple as a few tweaks here and there. It doesn’t need to be a large scale remodel.
3. Remodeling a home can be more affordable
Buying a new home can be ridiculously expensive today, and financing in itself is a complicated process. Mortgage rates and the prices of new homes are rising and, sifting through the myriad of mortgage types and financing options can be an overwhelming process. Renovating can give you that new home feeling without breaking the bank. Remodeling your home is much more affordable when compared to buying a new home, and is often a preference for some people so they can stay in the home and neighborhood they love.
4. Increase the resale value of your home
If you are thinking of selling your current home and buying a new home, this is also a stressful process. Remodeling your home is a great way to boost the value of your home. Investing in the revitalization of your home is a great way to get more money from the sale of your house and therefore more to put down on your new home. Small investments can make a big impact on the value of your home in the long run. Investing in a new door, a new paint job or even new appliances are all easy and small ways to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. Small feature additions can also have a great impact on the valuation of your home.
5. Avoid the stress of moving into a new home
Trucks, lifting, and packing, oh my! The process of moving is known to be one of the most challenging in life, especially with a family. Remodeling can make you feel like you’re living in a new home without all of the heavy lifting. Even a small renovation can give a whole new feeling to a room or a home. Throwing in your boxes and packing tape is an easy decision when you see what a renovation can do to your home.
6. Increase security in your home
Feeling secure and safe in your home is important. Adding new security features can be a small remodel investment that pays off extremely well long term. Some ways to ensure better security for your home are:
- Put in a new, secure door
- Replace old windows with newer, more secure ones
- Install a security system
7. Improve poor use of space within your home
The use of space is important to the comfort and overall feel of a home. If your home is feeling too crowded or the kitchen is completely cut off from the dining room, taking down a wall and opening the area up is a great way to expand your space. Adding feature additions can also add style to the design of your rooms. A big room that isn’t used to its full potential can also be overwhelming and a waste, so a remodel is a great way to better utilize the space available.
Hopefully with these tips, remodeling your home seems less daunting. A remodeling project can be as big or small as you want or need it to be and, by engaging the right, high quality construction company, you are sure to get a result you are happy with.
Here at Holland Homes, we are committed to craftsmanship in each of our homes and always aim to exceed expectations set for us by our customers. Collaborate with us for new home construction, renovations or remodeling services to make your home unique to you.