How to Know When It’s Time to Intervene
When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, or your whole house, Roeser Home Remodeling knows that sometimes it’s hard to figure out when and where to start. Many neighborhoods in St. Louis and the Kirkwood area have classic design homes that have been standing for years. No doubt you have come to love your neighborhood and have gotten comfortable in your home. Our homes become our havens, our places of refuge. For many homeowners, change comes with uncertainty and a level of apprehension. So, how do we know when our home is having a midlife crisis and decide that it’s time to intervene?
The first obvious sign that your home is having a midlife crisis are age and wear. Look around your home. Notice your cabinets, appliances, flooring, and faucets. Are they old and in need of repair or replacement? Do they look out of date and drab? What about your countertops? Are they cracking or peeling? Of course, the need for a home remodel is usually more important than just cosmetics. What is behind the walls? Are the water pipes showing signs of wear? Is the electrical system and design of your home up to current code? There are many factors to consider. So, how do we know when it’s time to intervene and begin the process of remodeling our home?
One suggestion that has been helpful to homeowners is to make a checklist. A checklist can be helpful in several ways. It can identify what you love about your home and what you would want to change. It also can give you answers as to why. Why do you need more closet space? Why do you need an additional bathroom or bedrooms? The answers to the “why” questions can put your mind at ease and help you determine what you want to get out of your home remodeling project.
Let’s consider a few reasons why a homeowner would decide it’s time to start a remodeling project.
One of the number one reasons homeowners begin to consider remodeling their home is the fact that they need more space. You come to realize that you have just outgrown your home! Maybe it was just the two of you at first, then your family began to grow. As time went on, you may have added children and pets to your cozy home, yet you need something different, something that fits your growing family better and gives everyone more room. Roeser Home Remodeling can help you envision an open floor plan, perhaps revolving around the kitchen or living areas adding an easier flow to the home. Larger family dinners, homework space, quiet conversations and general family time together may be easier with open floor plan areas that give you more space. More people in the family can also mean that you now may need more closet space, counter space, cabinet space, and overall floor space for your family. It could be that the number of bedrooms and bathrooms may no longer be adequate. Or maybe you want to be able to entertain more. An added deck, patio or outside living area may be exactly what fits your need. Roeser Home Remodeling can help you make an evaluation of, not only cost, but what areas of remodeling can best fit your family.
Depending on the age of your home, or even to stay on top of current trends many homeowners decide its time to remodel to save energy. Technological advances in today’s home products are designed to save you time and money. New energy efficient kitchen appliances, insulated windows, furnace, air conditioning, water heaters, added insulation and roofing solar panels are of a few of the upgrades that you can decide to install in your home remodeling project.
Many homeowners decide its time for an intervention in their home simply because the age or lay-out is out of date and drab. Perhaps you love the area, the neighborhood, and the convenience of where you live, but you want a more stream line or comfortable feel to your home. You want your home aesthetic to fit who you are in the life you live. Roeser Home Remodeling stays on top of current trends in the home remodeling industry as an award-winning design company, we can take your vision and turn it into the home of your dreams.
These are just a few of the possible reasons why your home might be experiencing a midlife crisis and need a home remodeling intervention. No doubt you can think of many more personal reasons why now is the time to make the decision to remodel your home. Roeser Home Remodeling can help you every step of the way. Let us show you how we take the guess work out of the home remodeling process and how beautiful your home can be.