It can be challenging to keep our homes up-to-date and functional. Things degrade naturally and progressively, and our homes are no different. With many factors making up a home, including appliances, fixtures, structural issues and design aesthetics, there is sure to be something that could be repaired or updated on your home. The question is, when? Do you wait until something needs repair, or do you repair or replace certain aspects of your home to keep it looking updated and modern?
If you are considering a home renovation but aren’t exactly sure when to do it, keep reading as we are going to share with you some common problems that homes have and when you should consider a renovation.
Outdated design: If the surrounding houses in your neighbourhood have been renovated with new designs, it may be a good idea for you to do the same. Not all old houses have that elegant, vintage or rustic feel; most of the time, they are just plain outdated. If you are planning to sell your house, renovating it will help increase the overall price.
Faulty and old fixtures: Leaky taps and malfunctioning toilets can be troublesome for any homeowner. If issues are accumulating in your house, it may mean that a major renovation is needed and you may need to do it as soon as possible before things get out of control. Simple repairs won’t prevent these problems from coming back in near future.
Huge utility bills: Old appliances are inefficient and they could consume more energy or water, compared to new ones. Renovating your house could allow you to replace heaters or air conditioners that become energy vampires. You should also replace dryers, refrigerators, TV’s and other appliances with higher Energy Star rated ones.
Structural issues: There is no compromise in this situation. If the structure of your home is failing, you need to renovate it as soon as possible to prevent much bigger problems. Cracks and various foundation problems should become clear indications that major renovations are essential. It is very dangerous to live in a structure that’s bound to fall apart anytime soon. Termites could also cause structural issues to homes that use wood as part of the structural components.
Aesthetics degradation: Your house may still have a strong structure, but its aesthetic appeal may be starting to decline. Flooring is exposed to a lot of abuse each day, so wear and tear is inevitable. Paint could also start to chip, making your house look dilapidated and older than it really is.
If your home is looking old and outdated, it could be time for a renovation. If so, contact Combit Construction today for a no-obligation consultation to see what we can do for your home.
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