South African’s don’t just love their homes, we also relish the opportunity to improve, extend, redecorate or redesign them. A great benefit of owning your own property is the freedom to do home renovations the way you choose. Here is our take on why you should do home renovations today.
Home Renovations for Comfort and Enjoyment
One thing that you should never overlook is your own comfort and enjoyment. A question we ask you today: Is this the way you would like your home to look for the next years to come? If you can’t immediately answer with a “Yes” then it’s time for some change.
Keep in mind that you shouldn’t renovate solely to impact the future sales prices of your home, as this will leave you living in a show house that doesn’t feel like home. Your comfort and enjoyment are more important than what improvements will make the most money when you eventually sell.
“The kitchen is the heart of the home. Family and friends gather and spend most of their time here. Women think men fall in love with them because of the bedroom, but the reality is it’s the kitchen. So consider installing a new stove, replacing your refrigerator or putting in new cabinets to make it more functional and aesthetically pleasing.” – Veronica Montelongo (Sheknows.com)
Update your outdated home
Failing to renovate your older looking home makes it less attractive to buyers and can look plainer.
Updating your home’s style can be a whim based on new trends or a way to prepare a house for sale. The best bet is to use timeless styles that send the message of sophistication. Your bathroom might function just fine, but it’s always a good time to put in new plumbing, and get rid of that boring plain mirror and replace it with a beautiful framed one.
Financing is still affordable.
Although there are a handful of people who have more than enough finances to renovate their house, many rely on financing. Most of the time this financing is borrowed against the equity on their homes. Nowadays it’s a great time to take out a home equity loan because home prices are rising.
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Home Renovations to Enhance the returns on an investment property.
If your home renovations are done professionally by quality home renovators, this may mean that you see a greater profit on sale or being able to charge a higher rent on a rental property. If you are renovating an investment property, the home renovations should be designed with a broad appeal in mind. Improvements focused on increasing rental returns should take into account the factors that are most likely to appeal to tenants.
No need to be embarrassed anymore.
Putting in new countertops is easy and not very costly. Of course, your friends don’t really care, but you will feel better the next time they come over for dinner. Don’t waste another day looking at those avocado countertops! Are you embarrassed to invite your friends over because they might laugh at the hideous outdated colors in your kitchen?
Your home feels stale.
Your home is almost perfect but it needs a minor facelift. Paint your walls and baseboards and it will instantly feel fresh and clean. This is a great alternative for anyone on a budget.
Avoid the stress of buying a new home.
Searching for a new home can be stressful and time-consuming. Instead of spending months looking for that perfect home, upgrading your bathrooms or removing that wall that’s been bugging you just might be the solution.
Enjoy the results.
Given the state of real estate, you’re probably not going to be selling for a few years. And that means you can truly enjoy the improvements you make. After all the expense and stress of a kitchen remodel, wouldn’t you like to settle down at that granite breakfast counter for a while?
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You will be ready to sell.
When the time comes to put your house on the market, potential buyers will appreciate the home renovations. If you have renovated your house 3 to 5 years prior to putting it on the market, it shows that you took care of the house. More recent home renovations make it look as if they were done to make a quick sale.
Work done three to five years back shows that you took care of the house. More recent upgrades can look as if you did the renovation to promote a quick sale. Making improvements now will best position you to make your move as soon as the market picks up. While everyone else is calling home renovation companies for those get-set-to-sell projects, you won’t be. Your house will be ready.
Make your home more eco-friendly.
There is a whole range of improvements that can reduce your home’s eco-footprint. Many green modifications can be affordable, like installing low-flow showerheads and taps, yet the long-term savings may be substantial.
Some green renovations can cost more initially. For instance, energy efficient appliances may cost more to purchase but the savings over time could compensate for the initial expense.
There are plenty of other reasons to renovate. The key point is to think about what you are aiming to achieve.
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