A day may come when you love your home, neighbors, and the area of town in which you live, but you are concerned that your home is beginning to show signs and symptoms of age. You might also find your life circumstances are not the same as when you first purchased the home and your needs are a little different. Or maybe you just moved into an older house and it looks like nobody has made any upgrades to it in forty years. Whether you’ve been living in it for a while and it needs some TLC or you purchased it already looking like it was worse-for-wear, if you want to keep your home looking trendy, you might want to consider remodeling it. There are a number of signs available to you to understand when your home is in need of renovation.
The Bathroom Looks Like a Science Experiment
It is not difficult to determine if you should invest money in bathroom renovations when things are leaking in your bathroom or you smell mildew as you enter the space. You should not attempt to salvage anything that is unsightly or carries a bad smell.
A full remodel of the bathroom includes sinks, floors, toilets, faucets, and shower walls. A renovation also extends to vanities, fixtures, and lighting. These fixes can be time- and labor-intensive but will add significant value to your home.
The Kitchen Cabinets Are Falling Apart
The kitchen is perhaps the most valuable room in your home and is the hub of activity for your family. One of the most common reasons for a kitchen remodel is the deterioration of cabinets, tiles, and countertops.
Kitchen cabinets can be pricey, but it is well worth the trouble to optimize the space that will be home to so much of your family’s activities.
The Floor is Unsafe or Uneven
One telltale sign that your flooring needs replacing is the detachment of tiles. This is an indication that the grouting is beginning to wear off. The kitchen and bathrooms are the most common places you will see problems with flooring. Uneven floors don’t look as nice as even floors, and they can actually be pretty dangerous.
Some homeowners choose to replace the flooring with wood when the tile is worn. Wood floors are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they also offer a good return on your investment.
Plus, not many people know this, but the carpets in your home should be changed roughly every ten years.
The Roof is Leaking
One or several things are usually responsible for leaking roofs. The installer of the roof did a subpar job, your home’s roofing system has reached the end of its lifespan, or inclement weather has caused damage or a breakdown in materials. Regardless of which reason, a renovation is typically in order.
A new roof can be expensive depending on the size of the roof and the types of shingles used. But assuring your roof is secure is central to the safety of your family and maintaining the value of your home. Many roof specialists will give free estimates and will do everything they can to make your home the best it can be.
There are many reasons you may feel upgrades are needed to the home you love. But sometimes, the home itself will tell you it is time for some extra TLC. The four situations above are sure signs your home is in need of renovation.
Once you’ve remodeled your house, you’ll probably want to spend some extra time decorating it. Check out these eclectic interior design ideas for inspiration!