When you bought your house years ago, it may have been perfect, but a growing family might mean that the house no longer fits your needs. Perhaps the house was never what you originally wanted but the price and neighborhood was right. Today, the house seems small and outdated but you still love the neighborhood. Picking up and moving can be a daunting task. First you have to find a new house, sell the old house, pack everything, and get reestablished in another area. Fortunately, there is another solution – a whole house renovation.
Working with an experienced contractor can help you to create the house that fits your lifestyle for now and into the future by helping plan, prioritize, and budget for the project. Planning is essential to evaluate your current needs and potential future desires. After all, you’ll only want take a whole house renovation once, so it’s essential to get it right the first time. The project may consist of adding a second floor to a ranch or possibly just adding additional rooms and a better overall floor plan with more open space and flow. A knowledgeable contractor will help you navigate through the needed system upgrades, both inside and outside the house. The best part about a whole house renovation is getting exactly the home you want in the neighborhood that you know and love.
Another benefit to a whole house renovation is the potential increase in market value. With more space or a better lay out, along with new heating, air conditioning, and appliances, the house should appreciate in value. If you also spring for new roofing and siding, the curb appeal might make you the envy of the neighborhood. However, once this project is complete, you may decide never to sell your home. If you do need to sell because of a new job or upcoming retirement, you’ll be in a much better position to sell faster and get a better price.