We all dream about home remodeling projects from time to time. We pin pictures of your dream home on our Pinterest board for a “later date”, and once in a while come back to admire them.
But, when exactly is this “later date”. When is the right time to turn your dreams of remodeling your home into a reality?
Remodeling your home is an expensive and time-consuming undertaking, so you certainly don’t want to do it if you don’t yet need to.
So, how do you know when it’s time to remodel your home?
Read on to learn the top 5 telltale signs.
That annoying drip-drop noise you hear coming from your roof could actually be telling you something – that it’s time to start remodeling your home!
When your roof is leaking, it either means the roofing installer you hired was no good, or it means your roof is rotting and needs replacement.
How much it costs to replace your roof will depend on the type of roofing materials you choose. But generally, a new roof costs between $4,500 and $10,000.
Make sure you spend time searching for a reputable roofing company. Otherwise, you will get stuck replacing your roof again.
2. Termite Infestation
If there’s one thing pests and termites love, it’s deteriorating and aging materials.
They also love dirty, messy, and unpleasant spots. Therefore, it’s safe to say that if you have a pest or termite infestation, it’s time to remodel your home.
Of course, you will still need to hire an exterminator to get rid of the pests. But, remodeling your home with new materials will help keep the pests away for years to come.
3.Your Space Feels Tiny or Poorly Functioning
Do you feel like you are constantly bumping into people when walking around your home? Or, do you feel like you don’t have enough room to put all of your stuff?
If so, your space is likely too small, and you need to remodel and expand. You can open the walls of your home, or, you can build a new addition to your home, such as a sunroom.
Do you also feel like you don’t have enough counter space in your kitchen? Or like your storage areas are all cluttered? These are signs that your home isn’t functioning well, and that you need to remodel it.
Maybe you need to expand your counter space, add a bar, add storage, or build a walk-in closet. Whatever it is, you need to do something if you feel like your space is no longer functional.
4.You Can Handle a Temporary Disruption in Your Life
As we said earlier, remodeling your home is a costly and time-consuming project.
Before you make the decision to remodel, ask yourself if you can handle the temporary disruption in your life. Typically, a home takes around 3 to 6 months to remodel. Can you handle having disruptions in your home for this long? If you’re remodeling your kitchen space, can you handle finding alternative options for cooking and eating?
These are the types of questions you need to ask yourself before deciding to remodel your home. If the changes don’t faze you, then it’s likely a good time to remodel.
5.You’ll Get a Return On Your Investment
Last but not least, you want to make sure that the remodeling will give you a return on your investment.
If you are planning on moving soon, a remodeling project may not be the best idea.
If you find yourself relating to one or more of these telltale signs, it’s time to start your remodeling project!