As we head quickly into 2022, the spring market is quickly underway. Many in the area are becoming frustrated by the lack of inventory and high prices that can’t sustain themselves and are worried that the bubble is soon to burst. If you want a “new house” but are finding it difficult to trade up, why not consider staying put? Some people don’t consider the fact that they might fall in love with their current home if they consider renovating it. These are signs that your home needs renovations instead of moving along and calling it quits!
Your Roof is Aging and Frail
Nothing can make your home look more aged and run down more than a roof that is on its last leg. Although roofs are a significant investment and it might seem more worthwhile to just trade your old house in, a new roof is a way to add equity whether you decide to move eventually or not. It is also the thing that is protecting your greatest asset, so don’t put it off too long and end up with expensive water damage because you weren’t proactive enough.
The Floors Need a Makeover
Floors take a lot of punishment, especially in this area. Sand is our daily grind, which can put a tremendous amount of wear and tear on them. When your floors are lackluster, it is hard to improve the look of the space. Installing new floors, be it hardwood or new vinyl alternatives, is a way to make your home look refreshed and upgraded for very little. It is also a great way to add some eventual equity in case you do decide to move along.
Growing Pains: Need An Addition Room?
When you bought your home it was just two, now you have grown to four or more. If you are experiencing bursting at the seams but still love the location and neighborhood, don’t give it up! A room addition can be a great way to provide the extra square footage you need, while still staying in your home. There are many different ways to etch out some “you” space even when you have limitations of plot lines, etc. You just need a professional contractor to guide the way.
When your pipes begin to deteriorate, it can leave a bad taste in your mouth, literally. Also, you have to be concerned with things contaminating your water like lead from degrading lead pipes. Putting in new plumbing is expensive, but it might be less hassle than buying a new home, selling your existing, and moving. If you are proactive and replace the plumbing before it gets really bad, it isn’t that bad, we promise.
Cracks in the Plaster
A lot of the older homes in the area have plaster walls that can start to crack, making your home look bad. The good news is, in most cases, you don’t have to completely rip everything out to make them look better. A good drywall professional who is talented with a gentle touch can smooth things over and make your plaster walls appear new again. Most people think that you have to replace it with drywall, but some advantages come with plaster; it is a great insulator in the summer.
It is Your House!
The thing about a home is that it isn’t just a place where you hang your hat. It is a place where you have set roots, your children have memories there, you have memories of your children there. Your home provides you with comfort and security. Why give that all up when you can renovate and make your home new again. Sure, construction renovation is not easy and there is a lot of chaos involved, but in the end, you will have exactly what you want without looking for a new home, worrying about selling yours, and moving your family from the familiarity of where you live.
There comes a time in every family’s life when the starter home doesn’t suit your needs anymore. But with all that is going on in the housing market, moving to a new home might not be the answer. At Clean ’n’ Brite, we enjoy sitting with our clients, hearing their vision, and then making it a reality. We will work closely with you to make your home “fit” your lifestyle again. And when we are finished, you can stay put for the long-term. Contact us today to discuss how we can make you fall in love with your home again!