Remodeling can be a big consideration for most homeowners. It’s certainly not something you can do on your own, with everything from money to time to think about. So when making the decision about whether or not to remodel, don’t even worry about “how am I going to do it?”. There are plenty of professionals ready to handle that part. What you need to think about is what to expect from remodeling … the benefits, the waiting time, and what exactly you want done, among other things.
How Long Should I Plan?
A good plan means less time and money spent on remodeling for you, and an easier time for whoever you hire. For example, when it comes to bathroom design and kitchen remodeling, the National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends planning for at least six months before beginning work. If you’re feeling frustrated and want to start working as soon as possible, never fear: if you hire a professional designer, your contractors and installers will be scheduled in as orderly a fashion as possible. This should greatly reduce the time it takes to have your remodeling done, compared to a DIY project.
Is Remodeling A Good Investment?
Remodeling can be a fantastic investment. According to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value report, even a mid … range bathroom remodeling job can give you a great return. On average, a bathroom remodel costs $16,128; the recoup on that investment could be 72.5% or more when you decide to sell your home. Things like a custom cabinetry design or an entertainment cabinet can also increase your home’s value, as would a custom kitchen design. An entertainment cabinet is particularly trendy, housing the entertainment devices of your living room, game room, or other areas. A relatively affordable addition in comparison to custom designs, an entertainment cabinet adds instant value to your home and looks fantastic. That being said, there are plenty of other things you can do to increase the value of your home.
Can I Save Money On My New Additions?
One part of remodeling that people rightfully hate is rebuilding. Thousands of dollars can be spent on demolition and reconstruction, without the right planning. New plumbing fixtures can be placed near old pipes, and in fact that can end up saving you a lot of money. Furthermore, more modern, water … efficient designs can be just as functional if not more so than your old fixtures. Though these may cost more in the long run, they will actually save you money on your water bill and help the environment in the long run.
Clearly, there’s a lot to consider when remodeling. But if you make the right choices, you should have a great return on your investment, and have a beautiful home at the same time.