What is the best time to plan a home renovation?
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And today, we will try to answer a question that probably has crossed your mind at least once during your life - what is the best time to carry out a home renovation?
Most of us find ourselves at some point in life asking ourselves, is now the right time to make a renovation or redesign our home?
This is a critical question for any household.
Besides the immediate (and technical) change, which is significant in itself, it also involves a considerable financial outlay. Therefore, the decision should be made after profoundly considering the many variables.
This article will review this question and offer several answers that make the most sense.
And as always, at the end of the article, there will be a refreshing infographic presentation to summarize its content for you.
1. When it cries for help.
The most trivial situation in which the need for immediate renovation is considerable is when one sees it. There is no need for further elaboration in order to explain why.
We can all see when the color of the walls began to peel off significantly and when the ceramic in the bath had already begun to crack.
All that is required from you is to keep your eyes open and pay attention to what is happening within your home.
Even if not consciously, most of us tend to have selective attention to what we are used to, and we are also fully aware that due to your habituation to your home environment, it may be difficult for you to take seriously profound changes that require correction since this does not create a visual anomaly for you due to your sense of habit.
Therefore, our recommendation in this regard is that from time to time, you should zoom out and examine your home with a deeper look. A look that will make you feel like a guest for a moment.
If this recommendation is a little difficult for you, you can always ask a friend to drop by and tell you his honest and independent opinion, which comes from his subjective and unaccustomed point of view.
Their comments can help you understand the actual condition of your home and whether there is an immediate need for renovation.
You can think on your own of other ways to help you pay better attention to the condition of your home. Our example is only intended to stimulate your thought.
By the way, when we talk about parts of your house that need repairing or painting, we are not referring to small and unimportant areas. We recommend that your guideline is at least 25 percent of the total space of the house that needs renovation. And when we say - "when it cries for help" - as the title of the paragraph - that is what we mean.
2. Every ten years (estimated).
Although obviously, the average time frame will be determined based on your property's condition, it can still be said (estimated) that every ten years, the condition of your home will require renovation.
True, again, it is impossible to set a precise time frame. After all, it depends on a wide variety of variables, but with that being said, still, every ten years (as long as the house is indeed in daily use), you will have to make some renovation to return it to an ideal level.
By the way, make no mistake, If you decide not to do so, it's perfectly fine, but please be aware that it is impossible to maintain a high-standard home without renovating once every ten years.
And let us emphasize this again. The recommendation above is nothing more than our assessment. There may be a minor change here or there. The "ten years" concept is here only to clarify a point.
The clock is ticking. Pay attention to the condition of your home
Like any other material asset in the world, your home is also degradable and changing, and you will not be able to avoid it, no matter how hard you try. Therefore, if you want to maintain a certain level of home quality - a significant renovation every few years is a must.
3. Accompanying a significant repair.
It's pretty unfortunate, but it happens to all of us.
No one likes it when there comes an immediate need for a significant repair in his home.
Faulty wiring/leaky pipes/mold and foundation issues/Wood Rot/Pipe Rust or Breakage/electrical and HVAC problems/water damage /termite/damage.
And more. Much more.
Think about it for a moment. Let's say there is an immediate need to replace your entire ceiling. Despite the frustration involved, you and your family will, in any case, have to endure a certain period of time and maybe even sleep somewhere else until these specific repairs are done. Moreover, Loud and impatient professionals will be Most of the time within your home, which will likely look like a dusty and messy war zone. So why not take advantage of this situation and (if you have the financial capabilities, of course) make a complete home renovation ?!
Take advantage of the repair momentum
If, in any case, you are going to enter a challenging period of time due to the renovation, should you not finish all the necessary repairs at once and be done with it ?!
Our lives are full of change. Some we come prepared for, and some surprise us.
Some of them are relevant regarding the proper timing considerations for renovating your home.
For example, the most common home change in families is birth,
Birth causes the family to expand, and as a result, due to the addition of another human being, the need for more additional free space in the house increases.
By the way, the challenge of safely getting through a renovation with a baby on the way is not simple at all. You can read about it and get tips on the subject here.
In such a case, or in another change that brings with it the need for additional free space, you may consider expanding your home. An expansion that will probably include a considerable renovation.
Circumstances in need of additional free space are pretty varied. We're sure you can think of some on your own. The guiding principle is that whenever such a need arises, you can deal with it with the help of renovation, as stated.
Moreover, you may be surprised that not all changes occur in the real physical world. There are also mental changes that will make you want to create a new home environment, which will require you to start a renovation process. Read more here about the emotional cycle associated with renovation.
Many of life's events can lead you to believe that the right thing for you right now is change. This change, as mentioned, can be reflected in your home's renovation.
But, and it's a big but, like everything else in life, it's all about the correct dose.
So do yourself a favor and think things through before taking action so you don't get carried away, turning your house upside down every time you go through something. Your walls are not to blame that your girlfriend dumped you.
Changes as a reason for renovation
We hope that we have helped you to a certain extent in knowing when is the best time to start a renovation in your home.
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