Renovate Your Home and Reap The Benefits!

If you are having doubts about whether or not to renovate your home, rest assured that the benefits are well worth the investment, just as long as the right people do the job. A renovation is ideal when you realize that your house needs a lot of repairs and remodeling. Even if you intend to move, you should still fix your current house up to increase its value.

Make a list of your goals and share them with your contractor. Let them know about your vision and what you hope to achieve. Do you want to make upgrades for better energy-efficiency? Do you want to add on more space? Are you planning on fixing up one room or the entire house?

Once you and your contractor work out a plan, the renovation can begin. Here are some of the benefits:

  • The most obvious benefit is that your home’s value you will be increased. If you ever want to sell it someday, you have a better chance of selling it for more than what it is currently worth. Prospective buyers will be more likely to buy your home if the exterior looks freshly painted and the door and porch look inviting, and the interior looks impressive and feels comfortable.
  • Speaking of which, comfort is another benefit. If your home currently isn’t meeting the needs of you and your family, a renovation may be your best option. Give your rooms purpose again. Make them more usable and comfortable. If a room is dark and drafty, add better lighting and insulation. Paint the walls a warmer colour. If the bathtub is getting old and rusty, get a new one. If anybody in the home experiences breathing problems, renovation may help to improve the quality of air.
  • There is less maintenance to worry about. While homes always require upkeep, you can make the process a lot easier by having the right fixtures and furnishings installed. Replace old, cheap materials with high quality materials that are less susceptible to mold, rust, and wear and tear. Tear up old carpet and replace it with more stain-resistant fibers such as polyester or nylon. Nylon is by far the best choice, as it offers excellent texture retention.
  • Heating and cooling bills will be cheaper. There are many things you can do to increase the energy-efficiency in your home: improve the ventilation, have a better heating installed, have a new eco-friendly air conditioner installed, replace old windows with better ones, renovate the basement and attic, etc. Having a proper landscape can also help greatly. You can plant a shade tree or two on the property to keep the house from overheating in the summer and freezing in the winter. Or move the existing trees around to position them accordingly. This may require some help from your local Toronto arborist.
  • A properly renovated home will be less vulnerable to criminals. Adding an outdoor lighting system will eliminate dark spots for burglars to hide in. They will be less likely to break into your house if they realize they are visible. Don’t grow any trees close to windows. If the ground is uneven, path lighting will help increase safety since you and your family will be able to see better at night.

In addition to these benefits, you can make your neighbors jealous if you renovate your home. Just imagine having the nicest house on the block!