Have you been thinking about putting your house on the market because you’re dissatisfied with it? Often when we talk to homeowners here in the Minneapolis area we find that one of the reasons they have chosen to do some exterior remodeling is they just are tired of the way their home looks. Or maybe they’re tired of high utility bills. So they’re comparing the cost of home improvement with the possibility of selling their homes for something that fits their needs better.
Unless you’ve outgrown the size of your home and you need more bedrooms for an expanding family (or you’re an empty nester now with a home way too large for you), chances are that often what you want can be accomplished with some remodeling.
Wondering why you should think about remodeling instead of moving? Here are some reasons.
Increase Property Value
The property value of a home generally increases the longer you stay there and the more upgrades you make. This is something to think about. You can save money by not moving and can actually increase the amount that the home is worth when making certain interior and exterior remodels.
Customize to Fit Your Lifestyle
Sometimes people think about moving because their current home no longer fit their lifestyle. Perhaps you’re very active in your free time and you’re tired of all the home maintenance and upkeep. Then instead of spending money on the cost of selling and buying a new home, why not invest in your current home by replacing items like siding and windows with maintenance-free alternatives?
Change the Home, Not Your Location
There’s a reason that real estate pros talk about “Location, location, location.” If you love the location that your home is in, look for ways to remodel your home rather than moving. You are likely to not find a home in the same area. You don’t have to worry about location if you just change the home you’re living in.
Remodel When You Need a Change
Maybe you’re just tired of the way your home looks. There are a number of things you can do to upgrade its curb appeal or alter its appearance. You can drastically change the way a home looks – both inside and out – by replacing your windows with a completely different style. Those old traditional double-hung windows might be replaced with sleek, modern casements. Or you can opt for new siding in a drastically different color, accenting it with our Versetta® panelized stone from Boral.
If you’re ready to make the changes happen, contact us for a free in-home consultation. Wwe can help with many of the exterior changes that you may want to make. Call us today. We are a licensed Minnesota home remodeling contractor, and we specialize in exterior home improvements such as energy-efficient replacement windows and exterior doors.