We know that remodeling your home is a big decision and one that you should not take lightly. Remodeling is an investment of time and resources, and it must bring value to your life. Whether you remodel one room or your whole house, you will find that there are many benefits to be enjoyed. Here are three benefits of remodeling to consider.
One of the most important benefits of a remodel is an improvement in how your space makes you feel. Home is a place to unwind, spend time together, and make memories, and when it reflects who you are, you can settle in and find the comfort synonymous with the word “home”. Comfort can mean a lot of different things to different people, but much of what it boils down to is if it feels like a space that’s distinctively yours and if it provides elements that matter to you.
Often, we are not the first ones to live in our homes, which means the style of the finishes and the way the space functions have been created to suit someone else. Being able to pick out the colors and textures that you love most fills the space with personality that is unique to you. The layout can also impact how customized the space feels and how comfortably you’re able to function within it. Usable space is subjective, so when you remodel, you get to shift things in a way that maximizes your existing square footage for your specific needs, making it more practical and comfortable for your lifestyle. This can even be beneficial beyond the everyday, improving the natural flow when entertaining as well.
Safety is another important aspect that makes us feel comfortable in our homes. You can gain a greater sense of security by making upgrades to things like outdated electrical or plumbing. Not only can these updates give you peace of mind, but they can also improve the physical comfort of your space. Maybe you want a new HVAC system so that you can keep your home at the perfect temperature consistently, maybe you want to improve the lighting to feel brighter and more welcoming, or maybe you need a new water heater that can keep up with your family’s morning routine. Sometimes comfort comes from more than cozy finishes, but from the technical elements of the home.
Functionality is essential for keeping your home comfortable and organized. It allows you to de-stress and makes your home a place where you can truly relax. Here are some ways a remodel can increase the functionality of your home.
Storage is huge for improving the functionality of your home. Kitchens are an area of the home where we usually need the most storage solutions. Modern cabinetry has come a long way to allow people to utilize as much space as possible. Pull-outs have become a popular way for homeowners to be able to reach items in the very back of the cupboard that would otherwise be difficult to access. There are also cabinets that can hide away things like small appliances and garbage bins, giving you more counter space and clean lines. If you like a fully seamless look, you can get matching panels and hardware to camouflage larger appliances like your dishwasher or refrigerator.
It can be helpful to know common traffic patterns in spaces that are going to be used for entertaining. Our designers are trained to understand what clearances are needed in high-use areas, like how much space around a kitchen island allows for people to move around comfortably and have access to appliances. Entryways are another part of the home that can easily become congested if the space isn’t planned out properly. Renewal can help you design the space to include useful elements like shoe storage and coat hooks. In bathrooms, we can help minimize clutter in walkways by installing vanity cabinets with built-in compartments for things like laundry baskets.
Updated appliances can be very beneficial in improving the function of your space as well. Refrigerators now have optimized storage and additional features like your typical water and ice dispensers that older models wouldn’t have. Washers and dryers now have choices like raised storage compartments, less water and power usage, and more setting selections for different fabric types. There are also many options to upgrade features in your bathroom to create a spa-like atmosphere, such as steam shower systems, heated floors, and whisper-quiet ventilation fans. Any room in your home can benefit from updates like these, adding practicality to a beautiful design.
Beyond increasing comfort and functionality, a remodel is also an investment in the value of your home. When you remodel, you instantly increase the desirability and the resale value of your house. Most homebuyers will prefer homes that include key updates. Buyers appreciate the peace of mind of things like energy-efficient appliances and removal of outdated electrical or HVAC systems. When designers help you to update in ways that will stand the test of time, you can have peace of mind that if you decide to sell later on, you’ll still be able to get a return on your investment.
Aside from resale, there is also value in the cost savings from making your home more efficient. During a remodel, you can upgrade your insulation, include appliances that use less electricity, get an upgraded heating/cooling system, find and fix leaks that waste water, and more. All of these things impact your monthly bills, so investing in them during a remodel is a perfect opportunity to decrease your expenses long-term.
These are just a few of the benefits of remodeling. Ultimately, we believe that remodeling is an investment in your well-being and your home’s value, and you will be able to see the advantages right away.