You need another bedroom. The primary suite bathroom is dreadfully dated. Your kitchen is more than 20 years old and looks like it. It’s time for a change. As Lake Oconee, GA residential construction professionals, we face this age-old choice with many clients. When a home isn’t quite cutting it, you can start from scratch by building a brand-new home, find an existing home that suits your needs, or remodel your current home with the elements you’ve been missing. Our extensive gallery of work offers proof that PAXISgroup can create the custom home or remodel of your dreams, and we’re here to walk you through the benefits of renovation so that you can make the best decision for your circumstances.
Why Should You Remodel Your House?
We hear several common themes from people who have chosen to remodel their current spaces rather than undertake new construction or a move. A remodel may be right for you if you see yourself in our list of reasons people choose to renovate their current homes.
Keep Your Prime Location
Remodeling means you can keep your commute constant and your kids in a school district you love. You can’t take your favorite neighbors or your ride-or-die takeout joints with you, and staying in your current home means you don’t have to. Especially in hot markets where prime real estate is pricey or already occupied, you may not be able to improve upon your current location with a move. Buildable lots or desirable homes may be in limited supply.
Return on Investment
If you plan to sell your home in the future, remodeling can make your home more attractive to buyers and increase your sale price. Projects that fix the largest flaws or eyesores often have the highest ROI. You also get to enjoy the fruits of your upgrades until the time comes to sell. Expect a 50-75% return on your remodeling investment, depending on the project and your selections.
Add the Areas You Need
Your home might benefit most from an addition. Sometimes it comes down to more space. Depending on your structure, lot, and local regulations. You can add a primary suite, finish your basement, undergo a main floor scramble, add a second story, add a sunroom or a bathroom, or any combination of spaces you need to create a living space that supports your lifestyle. Moving is not the only way to create more usable space.
Inject Updated Style
Your blonde oak vanity and inset whirlpool tub were the height of luxury for your master bath in the ‘90s. They certainly don’t speak of keen style anymore. Updating to more current or timeless design choices can lift your daily mood and remind you that you’re in a personalized and elevated space. Your guests and potential buyers will be impressed by your carefully curated aesthetic instead of repelled by a stale reminder of a bygone trend.
Avoid a Costly Move
Moving is exhausting and costly. Closing costs, mover’s fees, canceling and starting utilities, not to mention the emotional and physical labor involved in setting up a new household, can make the prospect of a move understandably prohibitive. Though remodeling comes with its own costs, many remodels can be performed while you stay in your house, keeping your logistics simple and avoiding the major upheaval you would experience with a move.
Add Modern Conveniences
Some excellent options weren’t available or affordable when your home was built or last remodeled. Do you need plumbing for a dishwasher and a second sink? Ready for radiant-heat flooring? Drooling over a barrier-free shower or smart home features? A remodel allows you to choose elements from the modern menu of remodeling options and bring new conveniences to your daily routine.
Add Accessibility to Age-in-Place
Remodeling your home for future accessibility is a smart way to create the opportunity to age in place. Many modern modifications are subtle and difficult to spot unless you know what you’re looking for, but they make life much easier down the line. Accessibility features include lower countertops, appliances, and outlets, towel bars that double as grab bars, easy-to-operate light switches, cabinet pulls and door handles, and extra-wide doorways.
Upgrade Energy Efficiency
Older building materials are notorious for leaking energy. Your remodel is a great opportunity to add insulation, energy-efficient windows, and doors, low-flow faucets, and other modern materials that help you hold onto your heat, use less water, and make your home greener and can translate to savings on your utility bill in perpetuity.