Renovations can be exciting or overwhelming, or even both! Although most of us hope to plan renovations ahead of time, sometimes renovations come up unexpectedly when your home incurs damage, or when you make a sudden decision to sell your property. If you’re considering a renovation but haven’t made a final decision, take a look at this list of six indicators that your home may be in need of a renovation in order to better evaluate your situation.
Damage to your home can mean you need to renovate. Whether it’s a result of wear and tear over the years or caused by an accident, damage must be fixed. Some common examples of problem areas you may have in your home are:
- Chipped or peeling paint
- Damaged trim due to nicks and scratches
- Cabinets and drawers that no longer function or are in poor condition
- Flooring with holes or raised areas
- Dry wall with water damage or punctures
- Broken shower enclosures
- Cracked or broken mirrors
- Cracked or bulging stucco siding
- Dented, discolored or malfunctioning siding
- Windows that don’t seal properly
Many of these damages have other negative impacts on your home as well. All of these trouble areas must be properly repaired through renovation to ensure that your property functions, and to maintain your quality of life.
Some damages may cause safety concern until renovations are complete. For example, a floor with raised areas may cause tripping. Also, a malfunctioning or defective built-in appliance such as your garbage disposal or stovetop vent can pose hazards to home residents. Areas with broken or cut glass may increase the risk of a cut. Even moisture damage to your home poses a health risk, as moisture enables mold growth that often causes respiratory problems.
3. Outdated Look/Function
While this may not be the number one concern on your list, if your kitchen looks like it was designed in the 60s (and not in the stylish, retro sense), it may be important enough to merit a renovation. In addition, if the style and look of your home is outdated, the functionality may be lacking as well. Update your home and enjoy modern comforts and style with a renovation.
4. Resale Value
If you’re looking to sell your home, you can often increase its value and effect a sale more quickly by renovating. The kitchen is a key space to renovate that can often increase your home’s desirability while also growing its resale value. Not sure how to make your home more attractive for potential buyers? Ask for help from a real estate agent or experienced renovation contractor. They’ll be able to give you some pointers.
Well-placed renovations in your home can help improve efficiency and save you money. If you are putting in new windows or updating siding, you will increase your home’s efficiency for heating and cooling. Updating fixtures in your kitchen and bathroom can improve water efficiency as well. You can also replace most built-in appliances with more efficient models, which will lower your bills.
6. Curb Appeal
Whether you’re looking to sell or not, the curb appeal of your home is important. There’s nothing like the satisfaction of viewing your home as you pull up in your car and being grateful for what you see. If your home’s exterior is outdated or simply doesn’t meet your standards, simple renovations like repainting, redoing siding or updating your porch can make a huge difference.
Ready to discuss renovations to your home? Contact Hill Construction at (866)531-1448 today!