Your home is not just a place to live; it’s a reflection of your personality, style, and comfort. Over time, however, even the most well-loved homes can start to show signs of wear and tear. Whether you’ve been living in your house for years or recently moved into a new one, it’s essential to keep an eye out for indicators that your space might benefit from a renovation. In this blog, Reliable Home Remodeling will share 4 signs your home could use a renovation. From outdated aesthetics to functional limitations, understanding these cues will help you transform your living space into a revitalized and welcoming haven.
4 Signs Your Home Could Use A Renovation
Here are 4 signs that your home needs a renovation:
1. Lack Of Space
One of the most common reasons that people get a home renovation is due to a lack of space. Many couples buy their first home before they have children and don’t put too much thought into how to accommodate a growing family. If you find yourself in this situation but aren’t looking change locations a home remodel is a good idea. Not only will this give you more space for your children and/or pets to run around but it could also increase you home value down the line. A few options you might want to consider:
- Turn an unfinished basement into a play area
- Add bedrooms to your home with a room addition or extension
- Do a complete home transformation to reposition floor areas and wall divisions for extra space
With kids or pets constantly running around, you can feel like you don’t have any space for yourself. Have a professional contractor take a look and advise you on how to maximize the square footage in your home. Whether you need a game room in your basement, an extra bedroom for your children, a study for your personal space or a whole home renovation Reliable Home Remodeling is here to help.
2. Deteriorating Floors
Floors take a lot of damage over time and often show signs of deteriorating. Think about the amount of times your floor gets stepped on and all the appliances and furniture that sits on top of it. Bathroom floors and kitchen floors are usually the first to start deteriorating due to how much these rooms are in use. If you plan on reselling your house in the future it would be a good idea to replace the floors in these rooms before you do since a bad bathroom or kitchen can often be a deal breaker. Even if you are not selling your house installing new floors is a way to give your home a fresh upgraded look without having to completely remodel your kitchen or bathroom.
Signs of worn out flooring:
Look for the following signs to determine if you need to replace your flooring:
- Wood flooring that is starting to buckle and shift out of place.
- Tile flooring that lost its grout
- Tile flooring with cracks in its grout
- Carpeting that is over 10 years old
Choosing the type of flooring:
When it comes to choosing what type of flooring you would like installed there are few things you want to consider. You want to ask yourself what is the room going to be used for, who is going to be using the room the most and how does the environment effect flooring materials.
- A children’s playroom: We recommend using carpet, ceramic tiles or laminate flooring.
- Senior Citizens: Any flooring that gives traction to avoid slips and falls. We recommend vinyl flooring, cork flooring or carpet.
- Rooms that are heavily occupied: You need more durable materials such as solid hardwood, luxury vinyl, laminate or porcelain.
- Areas with extremally hot or extremally cold temperatures: Avoid carpet and wood flooring.
- Basements or areas exposed to moisture: consider water-resistant vinyl or tiles.
If you see any of the above signs or just want to give your home a new renovated look, get in touch with Reliable Home Remodeling.
3. Outdated Home
With all the innovation that has happened in housing over recent years you might notice your home is a little outdated. Here are some things you might want to look into:
The kitchen is one of the main areas in your home and having outdated appliances can ruin the feeling. Do you notice any of the following:
- Broken draws or doors
- Poor Layout
- Appliances that don’t match
- Too much clutter
Here are some kitchen remodeling trends you might want to look into:
- Minimalist/Clutter Free Design- These designs use integrated storage solutions and feature concealed appliances which allows for a seamless and visually appealing kitchen space that is free of clutter.
- Sustainable And Eco-Friendly Kitchen Designs- This trend involves using eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient appliances and water-saving fixtures. There are also ways to intergrade recycling and composting systems into kitchen layouts.
- Natural and Organic Elements- For this trend kitchens are designed using natural elements such as wood, stone and plants accompanied by color pallets that reflect nature creating an outdoor ambiance indoors.
- Smart Kitchen Appliances- Try incorporating smart refrigerators, automated lighting systems, and voice-activated assistants for your kitchen. This will help make your life more convenient since you can control your kitchen appliances by voice and easily manage your grocery list.
Similar to kitchens bathrooms also lose their charm if they are not kept up to date. Nowadays homeowners opt to have a more spa like experience when they are in their bathrooms. Here some ideas to achieve this look and feel:
- Walk-in showers with multiple showerheads
- Freestanding soaking tubs
- Heated towel racks
- Built-in sound systems
- Smart mirrors with built-in lighting
- Voice-activated temperature control
Whole Home Remodeling
If your entire house is old and outdated, you don’t need to gather a demolition team and start from scratch. Take a look at your home and identify specific areas that could be improved. In addition to what we mentioned before regarding modernizing kitchens and bathrooms some other areas to consider are:
- Updating lighting fixtures
- Repainting walls and doors
- Replace window treatments
- Install a HVAC system
- Install other smart devices to control lighting and electronics.
Having an outdated home not only keeps you from experiencing all the benefits of modern technology but it also makes your home less appealing to buyers if you plan to sell in the future.
Lastly, if you have a termite infestation in your home, it’s time for a renovation. Not only do you want to take care of the termite infestation itself but you want to solve the underlying problem that caused it. You don’t want to be in a situation where you pay an exterminator to get rid of the pests just to have them come back shortly. Usually when there are termites it could indicate that the materials used in your home are not up to date and the area of the infestation is prone to moisture.
In addition termites can also cause serious damage to your home. Once they invade your home they end up eat all the wood they can find putting your property’s structural integrity at risk. The damage they cause often goes unseen by many homeowners.
Your home is a dynamic space that should adapt and evolve with your changing needs and preferences. Recognizing the signs that your home could use a renovation is the first step toward creating a more functional, aesthetically pleasing, and comfortable environment. So, don’t hesitate to embark on that exciting journey of transformation. Whether it’s a simple refresh or a major overhaul, the end result will be a home that not only meets your practical requirements but also reflects your personal style, making it a place you can truly call your own.
Contact Reliable Home Remodeling at 631-530-1515.