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Knowing When It’s Time to Remodel Your Home

February 23, 2016

Knowing When It's Time to Remodel Your Home

Home remodeling can change the look and ambiance of your entire house. However, these types of projects can also be time-consuming and expensive. Whenever you’re considering remodeling your home, think about the overall investment you need to put into it. Money is the only thing to consider because you will be committing time  and effort as well.

Before you start remodeling your home, be honest about whether or not it is, indeed, the best time to remodel. Below are some ways you can determine if remodeling is the best option for you right now:

  • Do you need to add function to your home? If you feel like you need to add a crucial feature to your home, by all means, start remodeling. For some people, working at home requires a good home office. For others, increased counter space in the kitchen is crucial for families that cook a lot at home.
  • Do you need more space? Is the family growing? Are there needs not fully satisfied by the current space in your home? If kids are starting to grow up and they need rooms of their own, perhaps it is time to start a remodel.
  • Does the house have poor traffic flow? Space to walk around in the house is important, especially if you have a larger family or like to entertain guests frequently. Widening the common areas of your home and making them more connected and accessible can create a dramatic difference in your home.
  • Are contractors busy at this time of year? If you want to save money on your house remodel, choose a time of year when contractors are not as busy and are more likely to offer lower bids. There are certain seasons in the year when construction are booming, and labor costs are more expensive due to demand. It is better to schedule remodeling when you have the option to choose your contractors.
  • Do you plan to sell your house? If so, it is a good idea to remodel certain key areas that will add the most value to the home. Updating the look of your house can leverage its value and make you more likely to increase your profits from the sale.
  • Is your budget big enough? You cannot start a home remodel without a budget. So, check your finances and see if you have enough for a home remodel.

Chris George Homes
Oklahoma City Realtor
Let’s get in touch: 405.843.8188

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