A home renovation is an expensive consideration for a homeowner. Knowing the signs of when it is time to renovate is essential to saving money. Here are several indications to pay attention to in your home.
Tiling, Carpeting, and Flooring
One of the reasons you may want to do a renovation is if your floor needs to be replaced. When the tiling starts to detach from the floors in your bathroom or wood planks start to work loose from the rooms, this is a good time to consider a renovation for your home if it is within your financial means. Carpet wear in high traffic areas is another reason for renovation. Carpet should be replaced every 10 years, especially in high traffic areas.
A Leaking Roof
When the roof is leaking, it is definitely time to do a home renovation. A rotten roof or missing tiles and shingles is a hazard to your home. The price to repair the roof depends on the shingle type and the square footage of your roof. Roofing companies work with squares of a 10×10 foot area, 100 square feet. The more square feet your roof requires, the more expensive it will cost to replace the roof. A house with vinyl siding or chipping paint requires renovation as well.
You Need More or Less Space
A renovation may be necessary when you are expecting a child, a teen that may want more privacy, or an older relative that may need assisted care. Alternatively, your rooms may just be too small for your needs, comfort, and storage. Adding more rooms or new storage spaces such as cabinets or attic area may give you just the breathing room you need. Remember to contact your Mississippi HVAC professional for advice on how to adjust your furnace for your expanded space.
Your Home Looks Outdated
You might want a renovation if you think your home looks outdated. Doing interior renovation can enhance how you feel about your home and make you more comfortable. Simple renovation such as a coat of paint on both the interior and exterior can make your home feel like new.
When to Not Renovate Your Home
Sometimes home renovations are not a good idea because it would be too expensive for you to change, replace, and rebuild parts of your home. At times it can be even more expensive to renovate a home than to purchase a new one. Or maybe the house is too old for renovation, and it may be more worthwhile to demolish the home and build a new one or sell the land where the house once stood.
Check with your local historical society before demolishing a home to ascertain if the house is of historical value in your community. Often cities and towns have programs to help homeowners with historical valuation, designation, and preservation for their historically important homes.
There are a lot of signs that it might be time to renovate your home. Take a look around your house and see if a change is right for you.