Don't Renovate and Run

Renovations are time-consuming, costly, and downright frustrating at times.  Why then do so many people renovate their home only to put it on the market?  Many homeowners say that they want to improve the resale value of their home.  Others think that they won’t be able to sell their home without improvements due to buyers’ fixation on “move-in ready" homes.  I feel that you should only renovate when you can enjoy the results.  

With that in mind, choose your renovation projects carefully.  Rather than tackling a huge project, choose one space in your house that could use a face lift or a new layout.  Perhaps your mudroom could use a more functional entrance and better storage.  Instead of gutting the kitchen, you can reface the cabinets and update the hardware for a whole new look.  There is no guarantee that you will  recoup the costs of the project in the sale of your home.  Take time to enjoy the rewards of renovation.  Consulting with an architect can help you unlock your home’s potential and help you find new ways to love your home again.