Let's face it, times are tough and pockets are shallow right now. You may be dreaming of building or buying your perfect house, but unable to get the financing needed from loan-wary banks. Instead of giving up or waiting it out in a space that no longer works for you and your family, why not consider a remodel? When done right, remodeling can be a cost-efficient way to create the home of your dreams in the very spot you're living!
Let's look at a couple of reasons to consider remodeling...
MSN House & Home says the 5 most common home improvements are:
- Minor kitchen remodeling
- Major kitchen remodeling
- New bathroom
- New family room
- Heating system installation
They report that these five improvements can increase the value of your home, often providing a payback of 86% - 100%, and according to Lending Tree, home improvements increase the marketability of your home. It's a win/win situation.
As families change and grow, so do their housing requirements. You may want to divide, join, or even repurpose rooms to evolve with your families specific needs, or you may want to go bigger with an addition.
Another option to consider especially here in the south, are outdoor living spaces. They are more popular than ever and a great way to draw the family together. Everyone seems to enjoy gathering outside, surrounded by our beautiful environment to relax or celebrate. More & more homeowners are adding decks, patios and outdoor kitchens to their home’s appeal. These outdoor areas are viewed as added space and value to any home.
Whichever you choose, it's always wise to do your research first, and a great place to begin is the Horry Georgetown Home Builders Remodeling & Home Improvement Show being held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center the weekend of September 16-19, 2011 - you can check it out here: Home Show