How to Know When It’s Time to Renovate

Renovations give a home new energy and a fresh look, but how do you know when it’s time for your house to undergo major changes?

While you don’t need an excuse to redesign parts of your home, here are some examples of when you should get serious about making renovations.

Contemporary Kitchen by Bethesda Kitchen & Bath Remodelers Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

An Empty Nest

Your home may feel different once your children are grown and have moved out; maybe there are a few empty bedrooms, or a playroom that no longer serves its original purpose. This is a perfect opportunity to renovate! Renovating and redesigning these spaces not only makes the space more functional, but it can also be a great way to start a new chapter in your life. Consider turning a child’s bedroom into a guest room. Choose a calming color palate of cream, gold, and tan to invoke a clean and crisp feel. If there isn’t natural light in the room, installing a large window can help to make the room brighter than a traditional light fixture would. With lots of changes in your life, this new bedroom can become a simple and refreshing oasis.

Eclectic Bedroom by Scotland Interior Designers & Decorators The Couture Rooms

Storm Proofing

Preparing your home for handling severe weather is a great reason to consider outdoor renovations. If your area is prone to gusty winds and storms, enclosing your grill and outdoor kitchen can be a great step in protecting your patio and the exterior walls of your home. Other renovations could include installing storm doors at each entry way, enclosing your patio either with a screen or sun-room, or simply creating a storage room for outdoor furniture when the storms roll in.

Contemporary Patio by Melbourne Interior Designers & Decorators MR.MITCHELL
Traditional Porch by Bethesda Kitchen & Bath Remodelers Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

Increasing Your Home’s Value

When it comes time to sell your home, it’s always a good idea to put your best foot – or kitchen – forward. The kitchen is where many families spend the most time together cooking, eating, doing homework, and catching up. Renovating this space can be a great selling point, especially if you chose to install granite countertops, dark hardwood flooring, and new, energy-efficient appliances. Your potential homebuyer will be thrilled to find out that they will not need to re-do one of the most important rooms in their new home.

Traditional Kitchen by Bethesda Kitchen & Bath Remodelers Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

But remember, if you’re searching for a change in your home, any time is a good time to renovate!

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