Whether you’re still living in your starter home, which is full of memories by now, or you are outgrowing what you thought was your dream home, it’s normal to realize after time that you need a change. That could be because your home feels outdated, or because your family has grown but your space has not. When the time comes to decide whether you want to move or remodel, there are some things you can consider to make the decision easier.
Deciding to Move or Remodel
Start by thinking about what areas of the home no longer suit your family’s needs. If it’s something simple like a bathroom or kitchen update, you could reasonably decide to stay in your current home without much trouble. If you want more space and converting your kitchen and living room into a great room would do the trick, that’s another win for staying in your current home. However, if you need more bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate a growing family, you might have an easier time moving into a new home.
When mapping out your must-haves, begin drawing up a pricing sheet. You can research average costs of remodeling projects online and compare those costs with the cost of purchasing a new home in your neighborhood. Which would be most cost-efficient? It goes without saying that buying a home comes with high costs. The market right now is a seller’s market, so you may be able to get a good price for your current home, but you’ll have to buy high, as well. Study the market and compare the cost of selling your home and purchasing a new home with the cost of the remodeling projects that could make your home more appealing for several more years. You can always build up more equity by sticking around as long as possible, not to mention holding onto the memories created in your current home, too.
When to Move
Remodeling projects take time. Sometimes, they can take several months to complete, depending on the scale of the project. You might have a bathroom project that takes 4 months, for example. If you can live patiently with the inconvenience of your home going through a large remodeling project, that’s great! You’ll know that it will pay off in the end. However, if that’s not for you, you might prefer to move. There’s also the situation in which you don’t have the lot space to expand as much as you need. If you’re in a townhome, for example, or you’ve simply maxed out your current lot, moving may be the best decision for your family.
Taylor Made Can Help with Your Remodel
Taylor Made Custom Contracting is your best source for home remodeling in the Baltimore, MD area. We offer award-winning services for additions, bathrooms, basements, and aging-in-place projects, and much more. In addition, decades of experience in the industry make us uniquely qualified to handle any challenge. Our clients can truly feel confident choosing us every time. To schedule a consultation for your dream remodeling project, contact us today through our website here or give us a call at (410) 557-0322. We can’t wait to hear about your home remodeling ideas!