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December 20, 2017

To Remodel or Not to Remodel

With kids being out of school this week and families spending more time indoors during the winter holidays, you may start to notice some things that you don’t like about your home, ranging from outdated fixtures and floor plans to cramped spaces and storage. As such, this holiday season, you may be wishing for something newer and nicer. But if you’re wondering whether to remodel or not to remodel (i.e. buy a home instead), here are some things to think about:

To Renovate or Not to renovateHome Additions and Renovations Can Take Weeks or Months

Many people who envision a brand new kitchen or adding a room to an existing home fail to think about the time, energy, and work that really goes into a home renovation. Not only would you be looking at thousands of dollars put towards your renovation, but you may also have to deal with weeks’ or months’ worth of work and construction in your home. Not only is this a major inconvenience and hassle, but it can also mean that remaining in your home isn’t possible. For example, if you can’t use a bathroom or your kitchen for multiple weeks due to a bathroom remodel or a kitchen remodel, what will your family do?

when will renovations end?Where Will Renovations End?

Another thing to think about if you’re weighing the pros of cons of renovation vs. upgrading to your dream home is this: if you do one renovation now, will you need to do renovations on other parts of your home later on to ensure that style and ambiance of your home match? One thing that many homeowners fail to think about when renovating is how much a renovation can change the feeling of the home, and how strange it can look when one part of the home has a 1980s (or older) feel, and the other part is updated and modern. Rather than dealing with this issue, many prefer working with a custom home builder who can help them find a brand new home with consistent styling throughout.

Will renovating my home increase the valueHow Much Will Renovation Really Improve Your Home Value?

Sure, you can remodel a kitchen, replace carpet, or renovate a bathroom. But at the end of the day, you may still be dealing with old foundation, pipes, heating and cooling systems, and structural issues. As such, before you spend thousands of dollars renovating, you should think about how much renovation will really improve your home value. In many cases, buying a brand new home is the best way to ensure future resale value, and comfort now!

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If you’re interested in learning more about new home construction in the Northwest, including the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, our team wants to meet with you. If you’re buying your first home or weighing the benefits of buying new vs. remodeling your current home, discover the difference here, we can help you make a sound choice that makes sense for you and your family, and leaves you happy.