If you currently own your home, and have been considering buying a new one, your major obstacle could be today’s housing market. You could decide to put your house on the market and ride out the current influx of bank owned homes that are selling for half of market value, or you could take advantage of record low interest rates, refinance your current mortgage, and remodel your home to fit your needs.
#1 Reason to Remodel Your Home
It happens to most people when they purchase a new home, they think it is perfect when they first move in, then after a while they begin to make a list of all the things they would change. After about three years, your list should be substantial enough to give a good starting place when you begin to remodel your home.
#2 Reason to Remodel Your Home
If you have any thoughts of selling your house in the future updated floors, appliances and bathrooms are going to attract buyers. You will be amazed at what a new floor, new paint on the walls and updated trim can do to a home.
#3 Reason to Remodel Your Home
When you remodel your home you will, no doubt, be on a budget. There are endless resources for do-it-yourselfers who are willing to invest their time and hard work in order to save money. Before you begin a project be realistic about your time and abilities, and set aside enough money to pay for work that you will not be doing yourself. Once you start a project give yourself a deadline for its completion, but be realistic. You may not be able to completely remodel your bathroom in one weekend.
#4 Reason to Remodel Your Home
There’s nothing like the feeling of standing in a newly remodeled room knowing that all the imagination, creativity, problem solving and hard work was yours. Be sure to take before and after pictures so friends and family can be as impressed with you as you are!
When you decide to remodel your home have realistic expectations and research material costs. Ask others about their remodel experiences and be patient. Also, as you remodel your home, beware of the urge to upgrade above your means. Be well informed of the reasons for cost differences between products and services. Is the cost justified or, is it merely due to a brand name or creative marketing?