Minor Renovations – Design the home you want on your terms
When you choose your first home, it’s important to know what you are ending up with and that it satisfies all of your needs, type of house, neighborhood, structural integrity, price point to name a few.
If you choose a home that addresses the basic needs then remodeling it upon moving in will allow you to add all those personal touches that will make the home yours.
This might include new window trims and siding for a more modern look, a type of kitchen that meets your family’s needs, remodeling an older bathroom, etc.
Sense of accomplishment
To minimize and avoid the stress of home renovations, keep these 3 things in mind:
Focus on what was achieved each day in the project.
Noting the momentum will remind you that progress is being made.
Accept that some things may go wrong.
Like all things in life, there will be some bumps in the road.
Have a Firm Grip on the Budget / Project Cost.
You’ll feel more in control if you have a clear understanding of what costs will be associated with the project.
Ask your contractors for paperwork so you can see where the money is going.
Increase your home’s value
One of the biggest advantages of remodeling a home is that once the upgrades are done, the value of your home increases.
In some cases, this value can be significant – such as if you choose to modernize the kitchen or bathrooms.
Exterior renovations like upgrading your roofing and siding or porch installations boost your home’s curb appeal, a critical point to consider when you decide to sell. Increased home value also adds equity, which may help you secure a better rate when it’s time to refinance.
Reinvent your mindset and life
Even if you are remodeling your home on a budget, there is plenty of added value to be had in the way of lifestyle upgrades.
Sometimes, even the simplest of modifications can improve your life significantly – such as adding a deck to the back of the house where you and your loved ones can relax, changing the color and material of your exterior of your home, finishing the basement to add an extra room, or creating a rental suite to build income.
Adding the bells and whistles you want may help complete your homeowner dreams.
Many families find that the construction process puts a great deal of stress on the relationship.
Work with your family to commit to living with the temporary inconvenience, communicate changes as quickly as possible and address your family’s concerns to ease the burden of living in a construction zone.