Your home is most likely the biggest purchase you will ever make. We grow attached to our homes and often purchase with longevity in mind. For this reason, there are many instances when home remodeling may be a better option than moving when it comes time to make some changes to your current accommodations.
When it comes to remodeling, there are several things to consider. If the changes are purely cosmetic to bring a home more up-to-date, does it make sense to do a renovation, or is a cosmetic makeover more in order? Are you looking to remodel an entire house or just one room in particular, such as the kitchen or bathroom? Will it be affordable? And how can a remodel benefit you in the long run?
The following are some of the top things to consider when thinking about a Missoula home remodeling project.
Has your family outgrown the living space that you are currently in? In many situations, families would prefer to stay where they are at rather than start over in a larger home, so an addition to their current home may be the better option.
One important thing to consider is the affordability of the remodel versus buying a new home. You also need to evaluate the benefits of staying in your current location – the home or neighborhood you were drawn to in the first place. For many, there is an intrinsic value to being able to remain in a specific neighborhood, keep children enrolled in the same schools, and remaining close to certain stores, parks, etc.
Personal Safety and Security
There are certain instances in life when remodeling may become necessary for you to remain in your home safely. An injury or illness may require accommodations or adjustments for wheelchair accessibility or to allow for an individual to remain at home on their own. In these instances, remodeling is viewed as more of a necessity, but the cost of a remodel may still be less than securing offsite care.
In addition to the aesthetic value of remodeling your home, there may well be monetary value in it as well. Is your home out-of-date? If you were to sell today, would you be able to get full market value for your home? There are many instances where home remodeling may increase its market value.
Many home buyers are happy to pay top dollar when the work has already been done for them. And when it comes to remodeling, it is kitchens and bathrooms that tend to have the best return on investment. So if your kitchen or bathroom needs remodeling, these are usually the living spaces to focus on first.
Updating to Match Your Style
Sometimes the desire to remodel comes down to a simple desire for change. Maybe you have been putting up with a dysfunctional kitchen that make meal preparation challenging, or perhaps you’ve dealt with a space you don’t like for far too long. If that’s the case, it may well be time to treat yourself to a change. Your home is where you will spend the most time in your life, so there is no shame in wanting to spend that time in a space that you and your family enjoy.
As you can see, there are a multitude of reasons to consider remodeling your home. And there are a multitude of builders from which to choose. Once you make the decision to commit to the renovation, make sure you also take time to research a quality builder to do the job. With the proper plan and a quality builder, you will be well on your way to a perfect remodeling project.
Considering a Missoula home remodeling project? Contact Edgell Building for an estimate. Remodeling is what gave our company its start and we still take great pride in our remodeling work after all these years. We’ll be happy to discuss your situation, your desires, and prepare bid to address your specific remodeling needs.