Are you hesitant about opening your wallet and renovating your out-of-date kitchen? Are you debating whether to finish your basement or not? If you are on the fence about the renovation that your home so sorely needs, you should consider a number of factors that could sway your decision towards going for it. Here are the sure-fire signs that you should start your dream renovation:
Timing is everything
When it comes to renovation, timing really is important. Have you just recently purchased a home and have yet to move in? It makes a lot of sense to complete your desired renovation before you settle in, to save yourself the hassle of living in a space that is under construction. Projects run a lot smoother when there are no people or furniture to maneuver around. Speaking of timing, the current low interest rates are optimal. If you are considering financing your renovation, now may be the best time to do so before the borrowing rates inevitably go back up.
Your heating bills are too high
If you are living in an older home, you may have noticed that your heating and electricity bills are higher compared with newer homes. Older homes are not as well insulated or energy efficient, so your efforts to heat and cool your home go to waste. Simple renovations like insulating your attic or replacing your windows and doors can save you a lot of money in the long run.
The kids have moved out
When your children move out of their own, you realize that you have a lot more room to work with. Converting a bedroom into a usable space for you can be exciting like creating a home gym or a second home office space. If the bedroom is next to your master bedroom, other possibilities could be to tear down that adjoining wall and extend your bedroom to have a sitting or reading area. If the existing master bedroom closet space is limited, you could use that bedroom area to re-create a substantial walk-in closet off master bedroom or expand on the existing master ensuite bathroom to give you some ideas.
Most often it is the kitchen that is the first to be renovated as many kitchens in older homes lack functionality for usable countertop space, storage space, an island, and even the room required to house larger appliances – primarily the fridge. Lighting in older homes is also a major factor in the kitchen area to see what you’re doing without shadowing. The second area of older homes that are top on the list for renovations is bathrooms. Again, functionality is key and many homeowners want a larger walk-shower, heated tile floors, larger vanities for his and her areas that include more storage, and last but not least, a better quality soaking tub or spa tub.
If you are ready to start your next Calgary home renovation, contact Prism Interiors today!