5 Smart Reasons to Remodel Your Marietta Home
The best time to remodel is going to change depending on the project you are planning. The battle between supply and demand is constant, and is one of the main factors in how much we pay for just about everything. Just as 4th of July decorations are a steal in August, the price of building materials fluctuates depending on the time of year and the demand for those particular materials. The best time to remodel is not always when the price of these materials is at their lowest. When suppliers steeply discount prices, they are doing so to clear inventory. Depending on your project, there might not be enough of the discounted materials available to complete your project in a quality manner. Here’s a list of 5 smart reasons to remodel your home with a home addition this Fall.
1. Maximize Your Space For The Holidays
The fall and spring months are a perfect time to begin your home addition. The temperatures are cooler and since the kids are in school, you’ll have less disruption to your daily lives. Adding additional square footage to your kitchen and living room will allow your family and friends to spend more time catching up and less time bumping elbows.
2. Going Green
One avenue to save green and go green is to insulate your foundation during your renovation. An uninsulated foundation may account for up to 50% of the heat loss from an otherwise tightly sealed, well-insulated house in a cold climate. You can also go green by installing Low- E windows which will help prevent heat from escaping through the glass in winter by reflecting it back in.
3. Preparing for Retirement
Adding a sunroom to your house will allow you to enjoy the 180 degree views of being outside year round. Surveys by Home Remodeler Magazine state that 65% of retirees listed the sunroom as their favorite room in the house. Place a chaise lounge in the corner so you can watch the sunrise as you read your book in the morning.
4. Preparing for Aging Parents
Adding a mid range master suite will allow you to care for your aging parents while still allowing them to enjoy the privacy of their own home. Update the bathroom with a no step shower entry sit in shower. Remodeling the bathroom with lower height countertops and widening doorways will facilitate using a wheelchair in the space.
5. Your Home Feels Stale
Adding a home addition brings new life to your home. When you first purchased your home, which room did you fall in love with the most? 75% of respondents chose either the kitchen or the master bath. The kitchen is the most popular room to renovate because of the return. Money you spend on upgrading or renovating your kitchen is money you are sure to see a quick return with higher resale values.
Before you start your addition, measure the square footage that is being added on to your current home. Doing this will allow you to get an idea of how large a project you are tackling and you’ll be able to set your expectations and your budget with your contractor.