• You enjoy remodeling
    Remodeling, in a word, is fun — a lot of fun. Remodeling can be very rewarding and enjoyable, especially a year after the work is done. It may not be a lot of fun while it is in progress, but a remodel can be a very satisfying experience. What makes all the pain, suffering and expense fun? The self-expression and control that you get when you undertake a remodeling project. To enjoy your remodeling project even more, you should prioritize your goals and organize the project and the flood of paperwork that will be generated as the project progresses. The Complete Remodeling Workbook and Organizer will help you do just that. Click here to take a look at it.

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  • You’ll get exactly the home you want
    An advantage of remodeling is you most likely will end up with a home that more closely fits your needs. If you move, it is unlikely that you will find the ideal house. Even the one that best meets your needs will likely require you to make a variety of compromises such as the neighborhood, the yard, the floor plan, etc.
  • You like the neighborhood and neighbors
    Not all neighborhoods are created equal. Some have sidewalks, large mature trees and front yards, and stately homes with well-kept yards. Other neighborhoods have few trees, cars parked in the front yards, and a highway behind the back fence. If you like the neighborhood you are in, then that is a powerful reason to stay and remodel to improve your home.
  • You can avoid 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. The reason for this is that only one thing is changing: the house, not the neighborhood, the yard or the schools – just the house.
  • Remodeling can be a good investment
    If your home is medium to small for your neighborhood and is in need of improvements, and your additions are appropriate in style and quality for the house, then remodeling could be a good investment. If you manage the costs well, it is very reasonable to expect that the added value of these improvements will be greater than the cost of the remodel. You can save on the cost to remodel and maximize your profit by finding the best contractor. Get free quotes from multiple contractors by clicking here.

  • You like your yard Many older homes are blessed with mature trees, a large lot and years of landscaping efforts. If you are fortunate enough to live in a home with a yard that you love, then it may be difficult to find a home with a yard that you like as much. If you look at new homes, don’t underestimate the cost and time required to make a dream yard from one that is currently no more than dirt and weeds. Large shade trees can take 10 to 20 years to grow from seedlings. Large mature shrubs can take three to 10 years to grow. If a yard is important to you, and your current home has a nicer yard than any of the houses you are considering, then a remodel may be the best solution.
  • You like your location
    You may now live in an older part of town that is close to your work, around the corner from downtown, or has a view of the mountains in the distance. While you like the location, you have dreams of living in a larger house with high ceilings, an expansive entry and a gourmet kitchen. One choice is to move to a new home that offers all of the styling and features you are looking for. But perhaps the new homes in your city are 10 miles away, in the middle of a cornfield that was turned into a subdivision a few weeks earlier. With no schools, shopping or the other things you like nearby, the decision is difficult. You like the new house but not the location. In this case you can have the house of your dreams and the location you love by remodeling.
  • You like your home’s floor plan
    How the rooms are positioned in a home — the floor plan — has a big impact on how you can use the rooms and how you feel about your home. If your current home has a floor plan that you like — a large kitchen with morning sun, an out-of-the-way spot where you can read a book without being interrupted,  perfect-sized bedrooms (small ones for the children and a big one for you), and a great place for a Christmas tree or a grand piano — it may be hard to replace these features when you move to a new house.