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Pros and Cons of Remodeling Your Home

Take this scenario – a couple just down the street really wanted to have a boy, and were pleased to have their wish come true the third time around. Happy news, but it led to a dilemma. Their house had only two bedrooms, so things were already pretty cramped with the two older sibs sharing a room. Squabbles break out when space is tight, and who needs the aggravation?

In addition to the new baby, sleepless nights ensued over whether to consider remodeling or to purchase a new house. The family needed to make a decision, and pretty quickly—for their own comfort and sanity.

With a new baby on the scene, the idea of house hunting hassles and having to sort and pack everything up in preparation for a move became less and less attractive. It was much more appealing not to have to uproot completely and maybe even change neighbourhoods or leave the kids’ nearby school. There’s change, and then there’s major upheaval.

The option of remodeling gave this family the choice between simply adding another bedroom or renovating the entire floor to accommodate both a nursery and a modest en suite bathroom. With skilled help in deciding the details, some simple ideas became a reality—and in less time than they ever would’ve imagined.

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Remodeling a House?

When you expand or change something inside your home, you definitely have to get the entire family involved—otherwise, unwarranted arguments may crop up every now and then. Keep the peace. Let everyone have their say about their vision for the planned renovation, no matter how large or small. Removing a wall to open up a cramped space between the living room and dining area, for example, or replacing the tired back deck off the kitchen with a brand new sunroom—no matter how simple it seems on paper—all takes thoughtful planning and consultation.

Not everyone in the family will be excited about the remodeling project. At least not at first. That’s why it’s important to make everyone understand why the remodeling needs to be done. Make sure to mention the advantages that come with a more functional and attractive living space.

Clearly describe how things will look. These days, most good remodeling contractors will be able to show you really impressive computer renderings of how your dream design will look when it’s done. Complete with your chosen colors.

Among the many perks of remodeling your house, you definitely can’t place a price on the sense of fulfillment once you see the finished product. When your remodeling project is done, you and your family will feel great (together!) about the accomplishment and the makeover of your home.

A remodeling project can make your living areas more spacious and contemporary—not to mention increase the value of your property. Remodeling can turn your old home into a modern beauty that you’ll really want to show off.

Remodeling is being opted for by a lot of budget-conscious families. It’s certainly more affordable than purchasing a new house, and creates a fresh new atmosphere in your home. It can increase your morale and make your family happier. What a relief when you decide to renovate. You’re not only remodeling your home—you’re reinventing your way of life.

Greg Nelson
Greg NelsonGreg Nelson is the owner of Nelson Construction & Renovations Inc. He is a Florida State Certified Building Contractor, creating artistry in all areas of design and construction projects. He is a musician, and artist. A husband and father, Greg appreciates all the wonderful elements of family life.

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