Signs It’s Time to Remodel Your Home


Remodeling if planned well shouldn’t have to be costly or overwhelming. A good number of homeowners go into remodeling projects without having thought about the cost implications and logistics involved in such undertakings. You might go for something that will be hard to finance. This will mean stopping midway through the project because there is no enough money. What comes to mind when you think about the words remodeling my home ? You may ask yourself if the remodel is absolutely necessary. Here are some signs that will be hard to ignore that we will highlight for you:

1.     Floors Need Replacement

The obvious sign that your home will be in need of a remodel is when you notice the tiling system starts to detach. The detachment of the tiles is a sign that the grouting is or has worn off. Attempting to do repairs can be expensive and doing a complete haul makes sense as it will lead to little maintenance and repairs down the line. The wearing of tiles can be caused by several factors. It could be that your home is old and has never gone through a remodel before. Whatever the reason, you want to make sure that the floor is replaced so that the safety and the aesthetics of the interior are maintained.

2.     Roof is Leaking

There is nothing that is disheartening than to have a leaking roof. This could be safety and health hazard and you want to make sure that the problem is handled with the urgency it deserves. The roof often gets neglected yet it is the most important part of the home. Most people will only call a contractor when there is a problem. Such problems can be avoided with proper maintenance. Having a leaking roof could lead to damage to the walls and the ceiling. Waiting for too long could sometimes mean that the whole roofing structure will have to be replaced.

3.     House is Outdated

You might be living in an old home that hasn’t been upgraded ever since it was constructed. Other houses in the neighborhood could be more appealing and you’re the only one who will be left out because there haven’t been any changes for ages. The same can also be said for the interior of the house. Old houses from the 90s might not have the best design for the bathroom and the kitchen. A remodel will be necessary if you want to give your home a modern look. If you’re short of cash, you can start small with the main areas that need to be covered before moving to the bigger ones. You can also help the contractor so to cut costs on labor.

4.     The House Feels Small

A growing family will have increasing needs. You might have to make extra room in the basement as a result. When you’ve started feeling the house is too small for all the family members, a home remodel could be a logical thing to think about. An example is the closet space in old homes. It is so limiting, especially when you have a growing family. More space will be needed for storage and it makes sense to consult with a contractor on how to go about the process without interfering with the structural integrity of the house.

5.     Improving the Appeal of the Abode

You might be looking at selling your house in the near future. Your house is likely to fetch more with some upgrades. The kitchen and the bathroom are the main areas you should be focusing on when doing the renovations. These areas can give the impression of a run-down home if they’re neglected. The remodels will be costly to some degree but you can expect to recoup up to 90% of the investment should you decide to put your home on the market.

6.     Dingy Paints

You will know that the home is in need of a serious remodel when the paint starts to chip. This will be a clear indication that external factors are affecting your home and it is recommended that you do a thorough inspection. Applying a fresh coat of paint always does the trick but there could be other underlying problems. Home renovations should never be DIY projects, especially if they’re extensive and requires some level of expertise. Getting the right contractor will give you the peace of mind that you can expect the highest quality of work once it is done.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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4 years ago

I have a lot of knowledge from what you share, to say thank you, the information and knowledge here helps me a lot

Thomas Peterson
4 years ago

You made a good point that as your family grows you might need to make some extra room. My kids are growing up and my oldest doesn’t want to share a room with his brother anymore. Maybe I should look into home renovations and see about expanding some areas or adding rooms.