If you decide to follow through on that thought, you’ll join millions of others who decide to remodel their homes each year. The reasons for remodeling are as varied as the projects we undertake. Some of these include:
• Adding more space.
• Upgrading cabinets, counters, appliances, and fixtures.
• Creating a floor plan that’s customized for your lifestyle.
• Improving energy efficiency with new windows, doors, insulation, and climate control systems.
• Increasing the resale value of your home.
• Decide what changes you want to make.
• Ask yourself and other family members what you like and dislike about the house, then create a prioritized list.
• Look at magazines and collect pictures of what you like.
• Think about traffic patterns, furniture placement, colors, lighting, and how you want to use the remodeled space now and in the future.
• Visit here, for more ideas on remodeling your home to make it more comfortable, modern, and valuable.
Think about traffic patterns, furniture size and placement, colors, lighting and how you expect to use the remodeled space. If your decision to remodel involves creating better access for someone with limited mobility, you may want to consider contacting a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist.
Figure out how much money you have to spend on the remodeling job, furnishings, landscaping or any other cost you might incur.
If you’ve decided you want to hire a remodeler, learn how to choose a professional, avoid contractor fraud, and make your dream home reality.
Fortunately, there are several options that can provide the dollars you need. Four of the most common are a home improvement loan, a home equity line of credit, a home equity loan (second mortgage), and a cash-out refinancing of your current mortgage. However, the simplest method of financing is cash.
Look at the How to Hire a Professional Remodeler resource page for tips, questions to ask potential remodelers, qualities to look for in a remodeler, and a searchable directory to find a professional remodeler in your area.
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