When is the right time to remodel your home? Should you wait for a certain time a year, a certain season of life, or until your bank account looks a certain way? There’s no simple answer to that question; the right time to remodel your home is different for every person. Maybe you’re in the early stages of dreaming what your home remodel will look like, or maybe you’ve been saving for a while and are ready to pull the trigger. We’ve walked many clients through the process of transforming their homes.
One of the very first things we do with clients is guide them through a series of questions. These questions might seem simple, but they help set the tone and trajectory of your home renovation. So whether you’re considering a small project or a major remodel, it’s important to make sure you’re asking the right questions and thinking through all of the details. The questions below are a great place to start.
3 Questions to Ask Before Starting the Home Remodeling Process
- How will this benefit the value of my home? It’s no secret that some projects have a higher return on investment than others. Our team can give you an idea about which projects will add the most value to your home. You can also check out the Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value report for your area as a general guideline for the project you’re considering. We understand that you can’t always put a value on your dream home, so we’ll never advise you to forgo something you love just because it isn’t the biggest money maker.
- How will this impact my daily life? While we always strive to minimize the disruption that a remodeling project will have on your home, every project will have some level of impact. Some projects, like a guest bathroom remodel, will have minimal impact; other projects, like a kitchen renovation, will have a more noticeable impact. We will be able to share a realistic estimate regarding how much your project will impact your everyday life, as well as how long the disruption will last.
- What value will this add to my life? Aside from an increase in home value, remodeling your home can have non-monetary value. We love this part! Would opening up your floor plan allow you to host more family gatherings? Will updating your kitchen encourage you to cook from home more? Would a home addition allow more family members to visit over the holidays? Think about the long-term positive impact that remodeling your home will have on your life.
We’ve walked through this process with many families, and we would love to answer any questions you have about the renovation process and what it might look like for you. If you’ve decided that you want to start the conversation about remodeling your home, give us a call today.