Renovating your home – provided you have the work carried out by professionals – is almost always a tremendously worthwhile investment, and can make your home more livable and functional, but when you should think about doing it?
While renovating is undoubtedly a sound investment, you’ll need to think carefully about when and how you do it; is now the right time, or should you should wait until your finances are in a better condition, or your circumstances are different, for example? Below are a few tips for choosing when to renovate your home:
Tips For Choosing the Best Time to Renovate Your Home
Think carefully about why you want to renovate
Whether you want to create more livable space for your growing family to enjoy, or update your home before selling it; you’ll need to identify your primary reasons for wanting to renovate, to be sure that you’ll get the most out of it. If you need help determining what work should be carried out to improve your home, you can always have a non-obligatory conversation with a renovations firm in your locality, and see what ideas and suggestions they can give you.
Your reasons for wanting to renovate may also affect when you choose to have the work carried out; are you in a hurry to sell, so the renovation needs to happen asap, or are you thinking about the future when you plan to have more children perhaps, and so the work can wait until your finances are in better shape or you’ve had time to save a little more?
Scrutinize your budget
Even though professional and carefully planned renovations almost always increase the value of a property, you’ll still need to look at your finances in great detail to determine whether you can afford to have everything done, that you want. If your budget is limited, can you split the work so that your kitchen is renovated this year, and your bathroom next year when you’ve managed to save some more money? Or do you have the funds now to renovate your entire home? If this is the case, then there’s no reason not to get going right away?
Inspect your entire home
Some homes require urgent renovation, especially if there are areas that have become unsafe or which are causing you concern every time you look at them or use them. Or if you need to sell your home quickly, an immediate renovation can help make the property more attractive to prospective buyers, and increase its value.
Take a close look at your home and decide whether there are any renovations that can wait (and this may be a good idea if it’s autumn or winter and the weather is likely to be inclement), or whether you should get on and have them completed before the need becomes even more urgent or further damage is caused.
Think about the time of year, for indoor or exterior renovations
It goes without saying that exterior renovations are best carried out when the weather is fine and dry, while interior renovations can quite comfortably take place during spring and autumn, weather dependent, of course.
If your home is driving you crazy due to a lack of space (or spaces that simply don’t function), or you need to sell it in a hurry (and ideally for more than what you paid for it), then renovations are best carried out immediately if your budget permits. Or, you may simply be excited to transform your home, in which case, why wait! But whenever you decide to renovate your home, be sure to work only with an experienced, local firm who can complete all of the work to a high standard.