If your home no longer feels right in some way, it can be difficult to not see the faults of every room as you wander through the house. The more uncomfortable you find your residence, the more unreasonable your expectations may become about the reason for your discomfort. The big question you may need to ask yourself is whether you want to sell your home and move, or do you want to stay where you are and remodel the rooms that no longer suit your needs? Here are some tips on how to make the choice.
As the busiest room in most homes, the countertop surfaces, floors, and appliances in the kitchen can become worn out and worn down after a few years. As costly as replacing these items may seem, it is much less expensive than moving your entire household. Choose one appliance to replace and opt for a large cutting block to cover a marred countertop. Wooden floors can be sanded down and re-stained, or you may choose to change to tiles for a new look.
Bathrooms are an easy fix, but the remodeling may become expensive if you choose to move water pipes, tear out walls, or move the toilet. If you like the layout of the room, but it feels old and outdated, why not install one of the new shower stall kits and some glass shower doors? Add a fresh coat of paint and some trendy faucets and the whole room will look bigger, brighter, and more modern.
An unfinished basement can sit under a home for years without getting any attention. If your home is getting too small for your family, finishing the basement can almost double the size of your living space. Draw plans up carefully before beginning the project and talk to a contractor to make sure your ideas are up-to-code.
If your home does not have a basement, but your family needs more living space, you can opt for a backyard deck. You can screen the area in or create hard walls to make the deck functional for longer during the warm outdoor months. Add seating and an outdoor kitchen for a year-around family gathering space.
It can be a difficult decision when it comes to moving or remodeling. There is no right or wrong answer, but if you love your home and want a change, why not remodel?