There’s several reasons you love your home. But you’ve noticed that all that vigorous work and living your family is doing has begun to take its toll. You’ve made some spot repairs and simply accepted other minor issues. However, it might be time to start planning to make some upgrades.
Sound like you? Then take a look at these reasons to update your dated property.
You Might Want to Sell
As attached as you are to this cute little home you’re living in, you may want to sell it eventually. And even if that seems like 10 years or so away, waiting to make updates could be more expensive in the long run.
The good news is you can take this at your own pace, one project at a time. So focus on painting those walls first, tackle new bathroom fixtures next, and head on down the list of issues from there.
Your Wiring and Pipes are Having Problems
If you’ve been noticing small things that could turn into major issues, it’s better to address them early on. Replace faulty electrical wires immediately. This will help to protect your home and family from burns, shocks, and fires.
Likewise, it’s easier to update your plumbing when you first notice a leak than to wait until a pipe has burst, damaging many of your belongings and requiring higher costs for emergency services. These things may also be so dated that they’re no longer up to code, and that’s something you’ll want to stay up on at the very least.
You Need More Space
Yours isn’t the first family to need more bedrooms for the growing number of teenagers present. And with family and friends visiting often and staying over, you’re probably having a difficult time finding space to keep them all.
Now is the time to plan for bedroom additions and bathroom renovations that will make the space more comfortable for the large crew you have. While you’re at it, it might be time to create a space for your independent hobbies and projects, too.
It’s Not Doing its Job
Your home is supposed to be shelter and a refuge, but you may find that there are some major repairs keeping it from feeling that way. This is especially important to note if you have a large property with a barn, greenhouse, or extended fencing.
Routinely check your soybean storage or potato cellar for damage that could be letting moisture in and weakening the whole structure, too. Starting planning for the wear and tear of your buildings before they’re a problem. When you need the roof re-shingled, it can get done quickly.
You’re Ready for a Refresh
Last but not least, you may not have any of these problems. If so, congratulations! But if you’re ready for a change–something a little different–then that’s reason enough to get started on an upgrade.
You may be ready for a new kitchen, a paved driveway, or a deck in the front yard. What’s important is that you feel comfortable, safe, and happy on your own little patch of land.