Renovating your home means committing to a big project that will require a lot of resources in terms of money and time. However, most contractors will jump at the chance of renovating a home because it’s their business, but not all problems really have to be solved by major renovations.
When it comes to renovating, there is a need for proper planning and the right idea if it’s really needed — and here is a quick list to go through before taking the final step of finally renovating your house:
1. Visible damage from neglect and pest infestation.
If the neglect on the home is already seen by means of water damage, visible lines of infestation by pests or presence of pests, then definitely it is time to renovate. This already puts the family in a bad situation by endangering their safety and health.
Also, allowing this just further makes the home basically worthless and will affect your ability to sell. In the short term, a well-maintained home can be rented out and can provide extra steady income. With this economic impact, it is best to improve the house so it does not just serve the family today, but more so in the future.
2. There is a plan to sell.
If you are planning to sell the house fast, renovating it to answer the needs of your target buyers would be a wise decision. Just be careful as to not to over-renovate to the point that it won’t be sold at all. The best way to go about it is to make the home look as bare and as neutral as possible to make sure the buyers see the potential in the place with regards to their own provisions, but not too basic looking that they no longer appreciate the space. Staging plays a role in this but ultimately, the way the house is renovated – from removing barriers to open up the space to improving the ceiling height to provide a look of expansion
for example, seals the deal.
3. The look is severely outdated – and inefficient.
There are only so much moving pieces of furniture around can do for so long, in the end, if the look is that bad and dated, there may be a need to renovate. Chances are, a dated look also co-relates to dated everything in all the areas of the house and may mean that the appliances being used are not as energy-efficient. Upgrading to better equipment in the house immediately updates the look but renovating thehome pulls the whole thing together and thus should be done to help create a home that’s a joy to live in.
When it comes to renovating, the ultimate decision should reside on the overall ability of the home to be liveable, where everyone who will use the home will thrive in it. Having this in mind removes all the challenges of making the decision and will help make the process not as tedious as it’s expected to be.
For home renovation in Brisbane East, Capalaba and Redland City, contact 4sk Constructions and Renovations.