What are the Top 5 Reasons to Renovate Your Home

May 5, 2023

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Is it time to renovate your home?

There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when they sit in their house and wonder if there’s more they could do. Sometimes, they feel like a fresh coat of paint will solve all their problems. Others go to the further extreme and start looking through houses for sale online.


However, just because you don’t feel inspired by your home anymore doesn’t mean you should move. Instead, it could be time to renovate. Before you do, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons, and here are the five top reasons to renovate your home. 

To Make Your Home More Comfortable 

Does your house feel claustrophobic? Does the entire family struggle to carve out any personal space? If so, it could be a sign that a renovation or extension is something that needs to be considered. This is especially true if you have kids who are getting closer to becoming teenagers. I thought my kids took up a lot of space when they were babies. With all of their baby paraphernalia. But teens take up space too.

  • As they get older, oftentimes, they would love to have their own room. 
  • Creating a space for them to hang out with friends and siblings is a great idea. And a great way to keep them in your sight and under your roof. Which is always a plus to know what they’re up to. 🙂
  • They may have hobbies or sports they love to do that requires extra space. One of my kiddos is really into golf. We have a putting area in the basement for him to practice. And my brother, who lives two houses down, has a golf simulator. Extra things that require extra space. Not a necessity, but nice to have.
  • Having extra work space for them makes for a great studying environment. And the list goes on….

A teen's bedroom; very modern chic design

To Make More Space 

Renovations are also a great way to make more space in your house, for not only your kids, but also for you. Are you in need of a home office or a home gym? Or maybe you’re expecting a new child in the future. Researching the best remodeling and additions can help you find a project that works for you and your family.

Modern home office space; black walls; wooden desk

This extra space offers excellent functionality, as it can be anything you like. You don’t need to feel restricted to the original plan once you retire or the baby moves out, meaning you have more space to work with. 

Renovate Your Home To Give It A Fresh Look

A renovation is also ideal for giving your home a fresh look. Even something as simple as kitchen cabinets, after redoing your kitchen, can give it a personality boost and solve all the issues that come with older homes.

A guy and a girl painting a room

If your home looks (and feels) tired, a remodeling project could modernize it and ensure that it can handle many more years of family fun.

To Increase Your Home’s Value 

It’s likely that you won’t live in the same house forever. There may come a point when you want to downsize. So, why not get as much for your home as possible. A good renovation can add anywhere from 12% to 20% in value to your property. This is especially true for kitchen remodels or exterior improvements that make your home bigger and more luxurious. 

a modern kitchen with orb lighting

Renovate Your Home To Make It More Efficient  

More and more households are putting a big emphasis on efficiency. In their search for ways to boost their efficiency, some are installing solar panels or improving the insulation. With the cost of energy these days, this may be something you choose to do. It could be a great way to save money. 

A large 2 story home


Renovating your home can be a substantial and expensive endeavor. Therefore, you need to be confident that you’re making the right decision. Hopefully, these points will help you identify the why, ensuring you take the next step for the right reasons. 

renovate your home: family room with white walls and a seating area

Let’s go beyond the design to build something beautiful together!

Until the next one,


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