Have you been wondering whether you should remodel now or put off a home remodeling project? Many homeowners in our area have also been wondering, and the answer is that now might be the ideal time to remodel, according to many experts. Here are 5 reasons why:
  1.  Your changing Lifestyle

This may be the best reason of all. Admit it, your lifestyle has changed in the last few years: you have an expanding family (or an empty nest), a busier-than-ever routine, and you’re using your home spaces in different ways than you could have imagined when you originally bought the house. There’s no better time than this year to use those lifestyle changes as a guide to make your home what you want – and need – it to be today!

  1. Great new options

There are many terrific new options on the market today for the products, materials and appliances in your home! With countertops you have many options, for example, you now have your pick of everything from granite, quartz or solid surfaces to glass, stainless steel, and even amazingly high-style concrete. Home lighting choices are now almost always energy-efficient LED fixtures. You’ll also find that all the new “smart home” features and appliances are more affordable compared to even a few years ago. Control your lights, window shades, shower water temperature, even your oven from your phone!

  1. Low interest rates

If you’re thinking of refinancing or using a home equity loan for your remodeling project, you can take advantage of rates that are still low. Interest rates are predicted to rise in the months ahead, so plan your remodeling now so you can lock in lower monthly payments. Many homeowners like to put home upgrade expenses on credit cards that offer them reward points (or cash back), which can be a win-win opportunity. Start today to get those fresh new updates you’ve been dreaming about for years AND use those points to treat yourself later!

  1. Lower maintenance costs

Home remodeling projects that include replacing windows can make a huge difference in the cost of heating and cooling your home. You don’t have to focus exclusively on energy-specific projects, however, to see savings. For example, if you’re planning a home addition or whole-house remodel, it’s the ideal time to think about ways to incorporate new, lower maintenance materials and energy-efficient construction techniques when choosing insulation, roofing, siding, as well as new doors and windows that are properly installed and sealed. Making smart changes now can pay you back with lower energy and maintenance costs for years to come.

  1. A higher “daily dividend”

Many people put off remodeling until they’re thinking about selling their home. But if you do it sooner rather than later, it also adds to the “daily dividend of enjoyment” you get from that remodeling project. For example, if you’re thinking of selling your home in the next five to eight years, doing a kitchen remodel now lets you enjoy a beautiful design and better livability in the meantime, compared to putting it off and suffering with a small, non-functional kitchen until just before you put your house on the market. Some homeowners put off the remodel because they don’t want the kitchen to look dated for resale. The fact is, a good remodeling job will add to the value of your home and, with smart choices about design, appliances, finishes, and fixtures, a kitchen remodel can still look fresh when it’s time to sell the home.

At KC’s Improvement & Construction Co. Inc, we always strive to help our clients get the absolute most from their remodeling budgets. And your budget may buy you more right now than might be possible even a few months from now. So if you’ve had a project in mind, give us a call, and let’s take a look at what we can do!