As people age, they may require more care. Many adult children want to help an adult parent remain in a community they love. Remodeling a home can help accommodate the adult’s needs. Adding on an in-law suite makes it easier than ever for an adult child to care for their loved one. It’s also cheaper and a lot less fuss than putting a parent in a coldly institutional nursing home.
Comfort and Enjoyment
Another advantage of remodeling your home is adding to your comfort level in your own personal space. Remodeled homes can remove any existing problems such a poor layout and a kitchen that makes it hard to make your favorite Sunday brunch. Remodeling your home can add an extra bathroom so everyone in your home has a place to take a long, hot shower whenever you like.
Increased Home Value
Remodeling can also lead to increased home value. If you live in a very upscale neighborhood, your lot might be worth a lot more than your home. In that case, it makes a lot of sense to renovate it. Renovation can help you make the most of the existing lot while adding the comfort you want at the same time.
Less Costly Than Moving
Moving can be very costly. People have to pay for things such as closing costs that can quickly add up. People need to pay movers as well as real estate agents and other professionals who help with the sale. Moving can also mean many weeks of discomfort. Renovating is generally quicker and can be much less stressful.
New Family Member
Bringing a new family member home means finding space in the home. Many new parents want to make sure the baby is cared for comfortably. Renovating the home is an easy way to add that space. A couple can add a new area that’s safe and updated. The child can use that room for decades to come. If the couple wishes to have another baby, there’s also enough space to continue to expand their home as their family continues to grow.
Reduced Energy Costs
A newly renovated home is also more energy efficient home. Upgrades offer the opportunity to revamp existing home heating and cooling systems completely. A homeowner to remove individual room air conditioners that may not work well. Instead, they can use the central air. A homeowner can also opt for solar panels that are good for the environment.
Many people have grown to love their local communities. They love being part of local groups, interacting with longtime neighbors and watching as the seasons change the flowers growing in their yard. Over time, they’ve had many wonderful memories in each room of the home. When people retire, they might still wish to stay in the same house where they can remember great moments in their lives. At the same time, people may have developed minor aches and pains that may present obstacles in their path. Renovation can reduce these problems and make it possible for them to continue living there. Widening entryways and adding the first-floor bath make it possible for people to live in their existing home with ease.
Selling to Buyers
Selling a home can be tricky even in a seller’s market. A few minor home renovations can really pay off. Updating tired, dated colors with modern neutrals can make the spaces seem wider and brighter. New hardware in the kitchens and bathrooms are inexpensive and attract happy buyer attention. Minor changes like these need not cost a lot or require a lot of time. Doing so can pay handsome dividends with increased buyer attention and the possibility of a full price offer.