Need to Spruce Up Your Southern California Home? 5 Reasons to Remodel
Should you remodel your home? That’s the timeless question when it comes to home ownership. On one hand, the cost of remodeling and the effort and time it will take might convince you to decide against it. But, on the other hand, remodeling has a lot of perks. You get to put your own touch on the home that you’ve been calling your own.
Whether you’re on the fence or you are sure about the remodel, below are the top five reasons people decide to remodel. These can help you decide whether or not to remodel, and for those of you ready to take the plunge, there are some great tips to consider for your remodeling project.
So, you’re looking to remodel your home? Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step toward the home of your dreams. Now starts the real work. It’s time to get down and dirty with remodeling.
1. When Your Roof Is Leaking, and the Repair Cost Is Enormous
Sometimes roofs leak; there’s nothing we can do about that. However, the repair cost should be manageable. If the repair person asks you to spend thousands on the roof, it might be time to get a new roof in general. A new roof is the top reason that people remodel their homes.
The roof is the main protection you have against the weather outside. You don’t want to live in a place where the roof is decaying or about to collapse. If you leave a roof damaged as is (such as the old bucket-under-the-leak trick), it could get worse. You could get mold extremely easily. That mold will spread through your home and lead to a huge expense for the home and your health.
Of course, roofs do cost money to replace. However, the repair or remodel is worth it to avoid worse damage and expenses later.
2. When the Paint Job Is Chipping and Gross to Look at
Remodeling a home doesn’t always mean that you are doing construction. It could simply mean that you’re giving the home a new paint job. People underestimate how much the paint of their home affects their mood. If you live in a space with gross and chipping paint, your mood is sure to go down. Plus, people are less likely to want to visit.
A paint job is a relatively simple remodel job, depending on how much of the home you wish to paint. If you’re doing the whole home, that’s amazing. But, it will take more time. You need to be prepared to dedicate time to getting the perfect paint job.
3. When You’re Dealing with Termites
Termites, the deadly word. Termites are one of the worst pests to have when it comes to your home. They will eat through everything and leave you with nothing. This requires immediate remodeling. Luckily, there’s always a silver lining. You get to choose how you remodel your home.
With termites, they gravitate toward old and decaying materials inside homes that they can chew. That means that you should be using up-to-date and new materials for the remodel. You don’t want to skimp on the costs. Otherwise, the termites will definitely return.
4. When the Floor Needs to Be Replaced
Are the tiles on your floor starting to detach? Maybe the wooden flooring is looking a bit scratched and dingy? If you have carpet, it could be that you see stains and notice a distinct smell. No matter your situation, if your floor resembles these examples, you should seriously consider remodeling.
The floor is the base of the home. You’ll be walking on it constantly. It’s important to have a surface that is good at supporting you while also fortified against messes. People spill things on their floor all the time, and unfortunately, you are one of those individuals.
Everyone spills stuff, it’s okay. But, you should consider remodeling your floor to handle those situations. Consider wood or tile rather than carpet for areas where people are eating, doing arts and crafts, or using water extensively.
5. When You’re Looking to Sell
Here it is, the one you’ve all been anticipating. Well, maybe. If you’re looking to sell your house, you should consider doing some construction. Not only will this make your home more appealing to buyers, but it also allows you to raise the prices when you put your house on the market.
This could be as simple as a paint job and as extensive as getting the roof and floor replaced. Whatever you think is necessary to make the place appealing. You can also call for a home assessment to see what is needed before placing your home on the market.
Decided to Remodel?
If you’ve been debating and are ready to remodel, feel free to reach out to us at MG Construction and Decks. We can help you design and construct your kitchen and bathroom.