One of the top questions we receive from homeowners throughout the Boston area is “when is the best time to remodel my home?” While there is no single answer, there are times when it makes more sense to make the investment.
If you’re wondering when you should remodel your home, read through this blog post and see how many of these signs apply to you. Then, contact us at Bay State Refinishing and Remodeling to learn how we can help you build a space that works for you.
You don’t feel proud of your space
The best time to remodel your home? When it no longer works for you and you don’t love it! You should feel inspired by your home every day. It should excite the mind and be a relaxing oasis when you get home from a long day at work.
When you live in a home that’s outdated or poorly designed, you’ll constantly be annoyed or want to change things up. It may even add hassle to your day-to-day life. Often homeowners will try to change a home’s interior design, buy new furniture, or make repairs to try to fix the problem.
While helpful, there is no substitute for a remodel, which will fundamentally change the layout, flow, and complexion of your home.
There’s no organization
Clutter is maybe the most obvious tell-tell sign that adjustments must be made to the layout and storage solutions in your home. Common pain points include:
- Cluttered kitchen countertops
- Stuffed and overflowing closets
- Messy and a bathroom that just can’t get clean
- A garage used primarily for storage
While no remodel will change bad habits, they will help you avoid clutter by providing easy opportunities to store your belongings.
When you meet with a Boston design-build remodeler, you’ll go over concerns you have about your home. If your home constantly feels like a mess, it should absolutely be discussed here.
You constantly feel cramped
Similarly, if you feel like there are too many people in your home when it’s just you and your family, this is a good indication something needs to change.
Many homeowners assume that when they feel cramped, they need to invest in a new home. This just is not the case! With a layout adjustment in your home, space can essentially be created out of thin air!
Many of the historic homes in New England were laid out for a completely different lifestyle than today’s modern way of life. Open floor plans will let your home breathe and create a more inviting and naturally comfortable home.
Remodeling your home instead of fully investing in a new home has many other advantages as well.
- The Boston real estate market is OUT OF CONTROL. You won’t overpay for a new home.
- You can avoid the stressful moving process, including changing school districts and commutes.
- No need to engage in bidding wars and the lengthy real estate sales process.
You’re going through a lifestyle change
A home that’s perfect for you one moment may need to be fundamentally changed in an instant with a sudden lifestyle change.
Whether it’s new kids on the way, your children moving out, or your golden years on the horizon, adjustments can be made to shift the usefulness of your home and adjust to lifestyle needs.
Rooms can be added, taken away, or repurposed to better fit your new lifestyle. Home remodeling can make it so these rooms don’t change their utility in a hodgepodge way, but in a purposeful and useful way.
Your home is older than your neighbors and friends
If you’re planning on selling your home someday (and who isn’t?), making sure your home looks the part is crucial to being competitive in the cut-throat Boston real estate market. Make sure to modernize and update the look of your home so it reflects your street, neighborhood, town, and region.
If you unsure of where to start, try by considering what features you love in the homes of your friends, family, and neighbors. This will give you a good starting point on features, layouts, and rooms that will need updating.
Take a gander at the latest cost-vs-value report for New England to get a good estimate of the value a remodel can bring your home.
You constantly must repair things in your home
Even if things look good, if there are constant repairs needed to both the structure of your home and the features within it, a remodel may be necessary. This is even more necessary if your home has not received regular maintenance.
Are you experiencing any of the following issues?
- Old, worn out floors
- Chipping paint
- Broken appliances
- Rusty plumbing
- Leaky or damaged roof
- Infrastructure issues
If you are, you need to take a long hard look at the state of your home and decide if fixing it all at once makes more sense than individual repairs over time. Unlike uncoordinated repairs, when you complete a remodel and fix multiple issues at once your home will come out the other end with a cohesive and purposeful look.
You can afford it
Commiting to a home remodel is a big investment. While there are ways to make your remodel more economical, it’s expensive for a reason: it provides excellent value to your home. If you’re wondering when to remodel your home, this is one of the best times to do it. These fixes quickly add up and can be reduced through improving your home through a renovation.
You never know what the future brings, and if you are in a financial situation to invest capital to make your home better now, then we encourage you to take the plunge when you can afford to. There is no better place to put your money into than your biggest investment: your home!
You’ve found a remodeling partner you’re excited about!
Finding a remodeler you trust to work with can be challenging. You must agree on a direction for your home, click personally, and trust they can do the work on-time and on-budget. When you find one hitting all the checkmarks, you should move forward with a project.
At Bay State Refinishing & Remodeling, we work with our clients hand-in-hand to develop the best home designs for homeowners’s lifestyles. Contact us to learn more, or take a look through our portfolio to see for yourself how we help homeowners just like you build spaces dreams are made of.