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3 Things To Consider When Renovating Your Home

by Wade Black

There are plenty of benefits to renovating or remodeling your home. Home renovations allow you to update your house and also to make it more comfortable. Home remodeling can also increase the value of your home and make it easier to sell. Many buyers are attracted to updated homes that are move-in ready and will pay a premium for a newly renovated property. If you are looking into home remodeling, here are three things that you need to consider.

How Much It Will Cost

The first thing that you will want to consider is your budget. The cost of a renovation will depend on the changes you are planning to make. The average price of a comprehensive home renovation is between $40,000 and $60,000. Minor home remodels typically involve making a few cosmetic changes and will be less costly than major renovations. A few things that can send prices soaring include changing floor plans, removing walls, and full upgrades to electrical and plumbing systems. Your remodeling contractor will be able to give you an estimate for costs, but you will want to make sure that you budget for potential overages. 

Where You Will See The Best Returns

Another thing to consider when renovating your home is what renovations will give you the best bang for your buck. Some remodeling projects offer much higher returns than others. Projects such as replacing your home's siding and a minor kitchen remodel offer higher returns on investment. Thinking about your potential return on investment is essential if you want to sell your home in the future. If you are planning to stay, then you will want to prioritize your wants and needs over potential return on investment. 

How Long It Will Take

Home renovations can take weeks or months, depending on the extent of the project. During this time, your home will be a construction zone. You may even need to move out while the construction is ongoing temporarily. Discussing the timeline with your remodeling contractor is vital. Some home remodeling projects can be finished in as little as three weeks, while others can take up to three months. Before you start renovating your home, you need to give careful thought to how long it will take.

If you are thinking about a home remodel, there are a few key things to consider. First, your budget is something to consider carefully. A full remodel will cost tens of thousands of dollars. If you are planning on selling your home, you will want to consider which projects will offer the best returns on investment. The timeline for your renovations is another thing to keep in mind. Home remodeling can take weeks or months.  

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