So, you have just moved into your new house and you’re eager to make it your own. You’re excited to put your personal stamp and impose your distinct style by embarking on a home renovation project that will turn your house into a home.
Before you knock down a wall to make room in the bathroom for the Jacuzzi you’ve always wanted, it may be wise to consider certain structural issues first. If your house needs plumbing or electrical work or even a new roof, it makes sense to tackle these concerns first before thinking about redecorating. Likewise, a new heater or air-conditioning system is probably a bigger priority than painting the kitchen the perfect shade of marigold.
Once you have determined that your new house is structurally sound, you still have to consider how long you plan to live in the house before you start renovating. If you’re thinking of selling the house when the market improves, you see it more as an investment rather than a home. In this case, choose home renovation projects that will increase the value of your house. Modernizing the kitchen perhaps, or sprucing up the garden; these are projects that will make your house attractive to potential buyers when you are ready to put your house on the market.
On the other hand, if you plan to stay in your house over the long term, choose home improvement projects that will greatly enhance your enjoyment of your new home. Have you always wanted an aviary in the kitchen? Go for it! Tackling one renovation project at a time will slowly but surely give you the home of your dreams.
Time and budget constraints, of course, greatly influence your ability to embark on home renovation projects whether you are planning to sell in a few years or live in your house for the foreseeable future. It is important to take your time in making this decision.