The first step in a renovation, believe it or not, is deciding to do a renovation. Shocking, right? As simple as this is, many people have trouble with this step. They can’t decide if this is the right time, or where to start, or how best to go about a renovation so it continuously gets postponed. We’ve said many times in the past, the best way to get started is to talk to a renovation expert, like us. Our initial consultations are free and don’t come with obligation, so you can count on us to help you make educated and positive decisions regarding your home. You can also turn to consumer groups like Renomark which is only associated with the best renovators and holds those companies to very high professional and quality standards. But if you are still confused or hesitant, ask yourself these 5 questions about your home. If you answer yes to any of them, now might be the time to renovate!
Is your home feeling outdated?
This is something that will inevitably happen to all houses over time. Styles change and there is nothing we can do to stop it. You can postpone this renovation by choosing colors and styles that are more neutral, and by choosing trends that have already stood the test of time. But there will come a time when your home will need a makeover, and we think it’s a great time to make both major and minor changes in your home.
Is your home in bad shape?
The extent of damage that has been done over time will determine how big this renovation will be. Normally we recommend making repairs quickly to avoid letting a small problem become a big problem. But sometimes you will look around one day and all of a sudden realize the dog has scratched up the floor, the kids have made a mess of the walls, and years of use have worn out the cabinetry.
Is your family and/or lifestyle changing?
This is when we do the most basement renovations and developments. Sometimes it’s because your kids are ready to have their own space. Other times it’s because you have taken up a new hobby or business endeavor and need more room for it. Or maybe your family is growing, or a parent is moving in with you, and you need an addition to increase the square footage in your house. Regardless, as your life moves forward, renovate your beloved home instead of moving your entire live somewhere new.
Is your home just not your style?
Similar to the first point, sometimes your home needs a style change. Just because it doesn’t feel outdated, doesn’t mean it has the right look. Besides your personal style changing over time, sometimes when you move into a new home the previous owners may have had wildly different tastes than yourself. Either way, you should make your home your own, so renovate it to make it undeniably yours.
Is your floorplan inefficient?
Changing floorplans is something that is requested of us in old and new homes alike. Removing walls to create more of an open concept is very popular. We also see many renovations to make livable space feel less cramped or renovations to create a better flow from room to room. One of the most popular efficiency renovations though is for storage. There is nothing more frustrating than a lack of cabinetry or cabinets that are poorly placed or cupboards that seem to have a no-man’s-land in the back where items go to be forgotten about. New cabinetry and other storage solutions can make a world of difference in your life.
Renovating is a big step you take in your life as a homeowner. Your reasons for renovating can be anything. As long as we are working towards your dream home. What is important though, is picking the right renovation company to work with. Because this is such a big undertaking, make sure you choose a company with experience, expertise, and resources. You’ll also want to make sure they are affiliated with a group like Renomark – a consumer group that holds associated renovators to the highest standards. They also inform homeowners on how to choose a good renovation company. There are many things to look for and consider when you are in your information gathering stage of choosing a renovator, but turning to Renomark can be a huge help. That is why Ultimate has so strongly associated itself with the brand.
So now that you know it’s time to Renovate, why not give us a call or email us today. Call (403)650-4214 or Email Ultimate Homes & Renovations Here