Have you been asking yourself, “To renovate, or not to renovate?”, lately? We don’t mean quick weekend projects like painting a few walls or staining the deck. We are talking about renovating entire bathrooms and kitchens, or getting a new roof. Committing to those types of renovations are major decisions, and involve a lot of time, money, mess and often times stress, which is why it can be a tough decision making the commitment.
Which is why we have put together a few reasons to potentially help you decide if the time is now.
Reasons to make home improvements
Functionality : Something may not be broken, but, you know it could function a lot better. A more open layout might help with space for your growing family. A deck would really add better backyard space. Even a third bathroom will make life that much easier for the household.
Efficiency: These improvements on our homes sometimes can’t be seen, but are necessary. Things like new windows, to a new furnace, or some plumbing upgrades. In the long run these improvements will end up saving you money, help conserve energy and help with the value of your home.
Safety: If there are any safety issues in or outside your home, it needs to be addressed. Whether its the roof, mold or electrical, these are the types of projects that cannot be put off. They need to be repaired not only for the integrity of your home, but also for the safety of your family.
So whether you are about to get that new roof, or replace your windows, with a some planning, home renovations do not have to be a major inconvenience and stressor. Do your homework, and plan financially, and before you know it you will see the projects unfold before your eyes and it will be exciting, and worth it all.
Looking for your next inspiration? Don’t miss the Portland Fall Home Show at the Portland Expo Center Oct. 4 -7. Connect with our Loan Specialists to talk about your financing options for your next project with our 24-hour Lending Center by calling 503-275-0300 Option 2.