Remodeling is fun. Whether you’re remodeling job is big or small it’s a lot of fun to plan, organize and execute a remodeling job. Whether you are remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, or living room it is fun to select the vanities, kitchen cabinets, and doors. Remodeling is not always fun, especially in the thick of it, but a job well done brings a great sense of accomplishment and completion.
2. You get the look you want
When you remodel you get the exact home you want. Many of today’s existing homes are cookie-cutter. Remodeling means you won’t have to move or have to settle on a home that meets most of your requirements.
3. You live in a good neighborhood with nice neighbors
If you live in a neighborhood you like and get along with your neighbors then you might reconsider remodeling instead of moving. Finding the right neighborhood can be difficult.
4. No buyer’s remorse
Remodeling a home is a lengthy process that requires months to complete. Almost everyone who remodels his or her home is happy with the results. They may not have enjoyed the process or the cost or may not have been satisfied with the contractor, but the result is most often what they wanted. This is because someone who is remodeling a home is only changing one thing: the house. They are not changing the neighborhood, the yard or the schools – just the house.
Contrast this with buying a new home and moving. When the decision to buy a house is made, you have to make many compromises, including the location, size, yard, floor plan, and price. No home will meet all of your requirements perfectly. Making these important decisions quickly and under pressure frequently leads to buyer’s remorse.
5. Remodeling is a good investment
Not only do you get the home you want you also increase the value of your home which instantly increases equity. If you do the remodeling project yourself you can increase the value well above and beyond the cost it took to do the remodel. Even if you use a contractor you can still come out in the black after all is said and done.
Real estate is all about location, location, location. Chances are your home is in a location that you find convenient. Moving to a different neighborhood and section of town means having to find new ways to get to work, different stores to shop at, and possibly different schools for your kids.
7. You are emotionally attached
Homes aren’t just structures made up of wood and concrete. They are filled with great memories such as holidays, birthday parties, laughter, and good times. Moving means you have to leave all of those things behind.
8. Floor plan
If you like your current floor plan and layout of your home, but not the look then a remodel is perfect. If your home has that perfect spot for the Christmas tree, or a tucked away section where you can read a book it may be hard to replace that in a new house.