Jessica Whitaker Home Remodel April 01st, 2019 - 02:15:38
It used to be that homeowners could buy a new home for less than remodeling the existing one, but the opposite is true these days. An increasing number of homeowners are planning whole house remodel projects to make their living spaces more livable. If you're looking to add more space, or make your home more eco-friendly and energy efficient, here's why it's a good time to invest in a home remodel.
1st - Determine what is wanted vs. needed - List out all the things that you would like to see changed or improved in your remodel. Then list all the things that absolutely need to get done. This is important when trying to budget your finances. If you are going over budget on a project, this list will help weed out the all things that are not imperative. Having a jetted tub is nice in a bathroom remodel, but is it essential?
There is no denying that one of the most important parts of house remodeling is locating and hiring the right home remodeler for the job. Some people may be under the impression that as long as large renovations are not being made, it is not as imperative that a qualified remodeler be employed. This is completely false. It does not matter whether a room is being added on or a simple repair is being made in the kitchen, the knowledge of the remodeling contractor will ultimately decide the quality of the work that is completed.
The 2nd part is trying to maintain the magic number. Once you've determined how much you can afford, try to plan on spending about 80% of it. Save the extra 20% for any of the "unforeseens". Anything not in the original contract will be additional cost. For example, on a roof remodel, a roofer can find that the roof decking is not acceptable for roofing shingles, you're talking anywhere from $500 to $4000, determined by size of roof, local plywood and labor cost. Depending on what the circumstances are, it could be hundreds or possibly thousands in change orders. Better to be prepared than stuck in a hole.
In today's economy many families are foregoing buying new homes. Foreclosures, tight credit and other problems with the housing market have made remodeling a home more attractive. Remodeling a home not only gives it a face lift, it can be a way to increase value, and add much needed space to a dwelling. Remodeling can range from painting to adding a room addition. No matter how small the project, a remodel can make a home look stunning and increase value by thousands of dollars.
Eventually your house may deteriorate and from time to time problems may pop up. You may solve these problems when you do remodeling. When there are leaks, problems with fixtures and other elements of wear and tear, remodeling is the best option.