Entering into a home renovation is a big undertaking, but one that is so worth the investment once you’ve achieved the home of your dreams. Maybe you’re ready to begin the process, or maybe you’re questioning whether it’s the right time for a remodel.
The fact is a well-designed renovation can add to the actual dollar value of your home, but more importantly, it can change the way you live life. Here are some signs to look for to determine if a remodel is right for your home.
1. You notice signs of wear and tear.
A great reason to remodel your home or start the process is simply that your home needs it. Over their lifespans and natural use, homes begin to wear down, even under the best care. So when you begin to notice signs of wear and tear in your home, it’s the perfect time to consider a renovation.
Begin by upgrading your needs (leaking roof, worn-down plumbing, old electrical, shifting foundations, etc), then work your way to the cosmetic changes.
2. Your current home isn’t functioning for your family, but you love the location.
Whether your family has grown, the needs for your space have changed, or you love the area you live in but have never had a home that truly functions right, you can get your current space to become all that you need it to be.
Moving isn’t always the right solution. Maybe you live near your family, your kids love and are thriving in their school, or you are in the dream location you’ve always wanted. The key is looking for a contractor that specializes in design to help curate a stylish space that couples form and function.
3. Your home feels cluttered.
Over time, you tend to accumulate things, especially the more people you have in your home. You need places to put those items. More people in your home also means you require more function (furniture, appliances, etc.) from your rooms. Working with a contractor, you can reconfigure your space or add storage (as needed) in an elegant way. And a good contractor can help your rooms become more multifunctional in a tasteful way.
4. Portions of your home are not being utilized.
Are there rooms in your home that simply never see any use, like a formal dining room, formal living room, or guest room? Wasted space is, well, a waste. Remodeling can offer the solution. Think about what you desire in your home, and transform those unused rooms into areas that will suit you and your family’s needs.
5. You’re in need of more space.
If your home feels too cramped, you can redesign your space to maximize room or even add on to your home. Everything from a bump-out addition to a complete room addition can help add literal space to your home, while strategizing with a designer can help make sense of your current space. This is essential if you especially love the location of your home and don’t want to move.
6. You’re already undergoing a large-scale renovation.
Big ticket renovation items are the perfect segway into a full home remodel. Your home will already have construction crews coming in and out. You’re already making a financial investment in your space, and oftentimes, completing projects at a single time can make them more affordable. It’s also time-saving as you don’t have to redo or work around your newly finished project.
So consider completing a full-scale home renovation if you are already considering:
- Removing walls
- Replacing flooring
- Gutting your kitchen or bathroom
- Creating an addition
7. Your current home is outdated.
Living in an outdated home brings you no joy, even if that home is functional. An updated home adds value to your space and simply makes it more enjoyable. One of the best ways to achieve the style and modernity you want is by working with a design team who can help coordinate the function of your home with the style trends you are loving. Our Lakeside Renovation & Design team houses in-house designers to help you achieve your dream home.
8. You want to and can afford to.
If you have the means to transform your home and you simply want to, then nothing should stop you from achieving the home of your dreams. Your home is your biggest asset, and it is where you and your family live your lives. It should therefore meet every one of your needs and be a place that brings you joy. So simply wanting to update your home is reason enough to do it.
Get the Home You’ve Always Dreamed About
If you recognize one or more of these signs, it’s time to start thinking about a home renovation. Don’t let the process intimidate you—the end result will be worth the investment—and working with our team at Lakeside Renovation & Design means a smooth redesign process with you in total control. We can transform your space.
Don’t just take our word for it. Check out our gallery for more home renovation ideas and to see how we can completely revamp your space.