Remodeling Your Home: Things To Consider

A monumental decision: Should we move or should we remodel?

You like your neighborhood. You have friends who live nearby. Your house is basically sound and well built. And, from a financial stand point, it might make more sense to stay put and remodel.

Before you make a decision, ask yourself these questions:

  • What do I want to accomplish?
  • How much will the project cost?
  • Is this my permanent home or will I move in the next few years?
  • How will my property taxes be affected?

A remodel will give your family the space and floor plan you need for a better traffic flow, better light, and greater comfort. When designing interior spaces, adjust walls, openings, and windows within each space to reach the right balance. Not too small, not too large. A space once dysfunctional, becomes one that fulfills all of your needs and is aesthetically pleasing.

The most remodeled room is where we live, work, play, dine, and entertain. The kitchen is everyone’s favorite place to gather. Today’s homeowners remodel to accommodate their lifestyles. Most families want to freshen a dated look. Then the important decision-making process begins. Layout, cabinet style and finish, appliances, slabs and tiles. Small details can make a huge difference in function.

Instant hot/cold water. A pull-out shelf under the sink. A home for cookbooks and trays. A built-in wine cooler. The list is endless, but planning will pay off in the long run.

Bathrooms may be one of the smallest rooms in your home, but by no means the least important. A bathroom remodel can be expensive. Contractors, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, fabricators – professionals in all the trades – play a role in this project.  To include some of today’s improvements and conveniences, you may need to think beyond the walls of your current bathroom. Can you add on to the house or take space from an adjacent room or hallway? This can make a huge difference between a crowded bathroom and a comfortable one. A well qualified architect or designer will create an efficient floor and lighting plan, as well as guide you in the selection of plumbing fixtures, tiles, slabs, and cabinetry.

Working with a pro you trust is a worthwhile investment, one that will prevent you from making costly mistakes and guarantee a job well done.

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