Spending a Saturday morning watching some HDTV can inspire you to take on your own home remodeling project. But how do you know if it’s time to seek out home remodeling services for yourself? It can be challenging to know when to take the plunge, but here we’ll be going over some of the sure signs that you and your home are ready for a remodel project.
It’s Within Your Budget
We all know how expensive home remodeling projects can be, especially now. Materials’ prices have skyrocketed within the last two years. So before you get too excited, be sure you can afford to invest the money in your home. This might mean a family meeting to discuss what everyone is comfortable with and hammer out a detailed and concrete budget. It’s imperative to get clear about the budget with your partner to ensure you’re both on the same page as the remodeling decisions roll in.
Your Home is Showing Wear and Tear
That spot on your countertop that looks like it’s cracked and the tile in the bathroom leaking water on the floor are sure signs that it’s time to remodel your home. You shouldn’t have to put down a towel on the floor during your shower to avoid a swimming pool in the bathroom. If you’re walking around your home and noticing these worn-out spaces, you might want to consider a remodeling project to spruce things up.
No Plans to Move (Anytime Soon)
As we mentioned before, a remodeling project is a big undertaking and an expensive one. Often we suggest not remodeling if you plan to move out of the house soon since you won’t be able to enjoy the remodel before moving out. However, if you plan to stay in this home for a long while, you could renovate the home and enjoy the work. Maybe this is your forever home! If that’s the case, remodeling the home is an excellent idea since you’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come.
The Family is Growing
Bringing a new baby into the world is one of life’s greatest pleasures…and stressors! You might be looking at that growing belly or adoption papers and wondering how you can possibly fit another human in your home. If you don’t want to move to a bigger house, remodeling could add space to your home so you and your growing family can fit in more comfortably. This might be simply removing some walls to make moving through the room more manageable, or it might be building an addition. Either way, a remodel project can improve your family’s quality of life when new life is added.
Needs Some Updating
Do your kitchen cabinets look like they belong in the 80s? Are the toilets in the home from the 70s? While these older appliances sometimes work just fine, they often don’t suit our more modern tastes. Of course, you probably already knew you wanted to remodel your home when you bought it if it’s very outdated. Still, homeowners often need more than just “I don’t like how it looks” to justify a remodel project. But we’re here to tell you it’s perfectly reasonable to remodel your home because you don’t like how it looks. So if you look around your home and wish it looked more like a Joanna Gaines dream house, it’s probably time to seek out home remodeling services to update the aesthetic.
You Have the Time to Spare
While you won’t be doing the construction work yourself, remodeling your home is still a very time-consuming event. You’ll have meetings with contractors, research about appliances and other selections, and meetings with designers to ensure every detail is perfect. This all takes up a lot of time, and if you’re in a busy time of your life, adding on a home remodel project might not be a great idea. However, if you have some time to spare or know you’ll be busier in the future, now might be the time to take the plunge and remodel your home.
Doesn’t Suit Your Needs
We all live in our homes a little differently. A single man in his 20s isn’t going to need the same things a family of five will need. For example, a single man might have a game night with his friends every weekend, and he wants a dedicated space where he can leave out all the games. But a family of five will need a nursery, a kid’s room, and a coffee station! Unfortunately, these unique needs are not always met with a new home. To ensure that your home is exactly what you need, you might need to remodel some areas to customize it to your specific needs. If you’re constantly saying, “I wish that cabinet wasn’t there” or “this room would be better if…” it’s probably time to take on a remodeling project.
There are many reasons why homeowners remodel their homes, and it doesn’t matter if you meet all or none of these “signs.” If you’re ready to remodel your home go for it! You don’t need to wait for tiles to come loose or countertops to crack to justify turning your home into the perfect place for you and your family.
Brittany received her interior design degree in 2010 and recently earned her kitchen and bathroom certifications. She sees her job as much more than just picking out pretty colors and materials – it also involves exact measurements, plenty of planning, and determining how to have a space accurately reflect the lifestyle of its occupants.