The most effective way to turn a house you like back into a home you absolutely love is with a well-planned remodeling project. What’s especially great about a remodel is that it can be anything you want it to be, from the update of a single room to a complete top to bottom renovation. Still not sure about all of the benefits you could enjoy with improvements carefully planned and meticulously completed by Beckworth LLC Remodeling Company? Consider the following reasons why our remodeling can be a smart, long-term investment.
Customizing Your Living Space
It’s not unusual to purchase a home that’s “almost” in line with what you want. What a remodeling project does is give you the opportunity to customize your Virginia living space so it fits your preferences. Some homeowners choose to explore changes to their floor plan, while others wish to focus on making improvements to areas of the home they use most. Common customizations preferred by homeowners today include:
• Larger or extra bathrooms
• Adjustments with kitchen layout
• Creating more usable outdoor spaces with new or updated decks or patios
• Changes with access points (e.g., ramps instead of steps)
• Converting attics and/or basements into extra living spaces
Enhancing Energy Efficiency
Possible sources of wasted energy in an older home include damaged or worn insulation, inefficient heating and cooling equipment, and outdated fixtures, windows, and doors. With a home remodel, a skilled contractor can help you identify likely sources of inefficiency in your home during the initial planning period and recommend ways to fix any significant issues during the remodeling process. A remodel is also a perfect time to explore “greener” eco-friendly options that could contribute to a boost in energy efficiency and long-term savings.
Maximizing Existing Space
U.S. Census data suggests the average American household consists of “2.58 people.” Realistically it’s more likely that a family home will be a primary living spot for many more people than this, especially if you factor in visitors that may come and go (and stay for brief periods of time) throughout the year.
Houses can also get cramped over time as new family members come into the picture, which could result in living spaces suddenly becoming outdated or impractical. Fortunately, new life can be breathed into existing living spaces with a home remodel in many different ways, some of which include:
• Finding ways to bring in more natural light
• Changing the interior layout to create better traffic flow
• Repurposing rooms that are too big
• Opening up more space by taking down non-supporting interior walls
• Changing color schemes during the remodeling process
• Installing new convenience fixtures like extra outlets or lighting
Avoiding the Need to Move
According to the American Moving and Storage Association, the average cost of a household move within the same state is just over $2,000. This figure doubles for interstate moves. Moving costs can be even higher if your new home has issues that will need to be corrected before or after you move in.
Yes, a home remodeling project is also an investment. However, it’s one that can easily fit into just about any budget with careful planning. For example, a large scale remodel can be broken down into several stages and completed over time. Plus, certain remodeling projects can produce an excellent return on your investment when everything is done.
As for which home improvements pay off the most, kitchen and baths still top the list. But what should determine the focus of your remodel is what matters most to you for your home. For some people, this means renovations that will increase usable space; and for other homeowners, this means improvements that will up a home’s value and appeal to potential buyers in the future. Whatever your remodeling priorities may be, the experienced contractors from Beckworth LLC Virginia Remodeling Company are prepared to deliver prompt, affordable, top-quality results.