Do You Need a New Home or Just a Renovation?

Being in your home for the last year and half might have brought you to think about what you can change about your space. You might have been watching a lot of HGTV during quarantine that got you thinking. Transferring to remote work, if you did, might have got you thinking about needing a bigger office space or even having an office in the first place.

Spending all that time in your home got your brain churning about what you possibly could do or if you need more or less space. The question that has popped up in people’s heads is “Do I need a new home or just a renovation?” This is a big question to ask yourself especially after spending so much time at home, but you know your home more than anything now.

If you are still working from home or working in a hybrid model, finding a new home with the space that you need might be the way to go. Dedicating a space to be an office is a great idea even if you aren’t working from home. If there are times where you need to do some work once you get home or on the weekends, you have a space to do so.

When it comes to thinking about renovating your home, do you have the time and money to do so? Renovating your home, depending on what type of project it is, can take a while. It might even take longer than selling your home and buying a new one.

A question you might ask yourself is “Do I like this location or is there another location that I would rather live in?” This is a big question and might be the answer to all your questions. If there is somewhere else that you want to live, buying a new home in that area is the answer.

Another question to ask yourself is “Do I need a bigger or smaller home?” If you plan on growing your family and the house you are in now is not big enough, looking for a home with more space and bedrooms would be a great idea. If you need a smaller home and the current home you are in now is way too big for your lifestyle now, finding a home to fit your needs is the way to go.

If you decide to renovate your current home, the number one thing to do is to stay organized and plan. You don’t want to just jump into renovating your home without a plan. There might be items on your list to renovate that require professionals so do your research and get quotes to see how much it will cost you.

Updating your kitchen or bathrooms is a good project to start with if your home is a bit outdated. Adding a deck onto your home is also a great renovation project. Increasing the size of closets in the bedrooms is a great idea. There are hundreds of ways to renovate your home.

Renovating your home is a great way to increase the resale value of your home whenever you decide to sell it. So, if you are going to renovate instead of buying, think of what in your home can be updated or changed.

When it comes to renovating or starting new, make sure you think about it and plan it out.