There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when the facts of a house must be faced. The bedroom is too small, there are no picture windows taking advantage of a natural view, the bathroom is small and the shower door looks like it came from the Kennedy era. All of this may point to an “aha” moment that drives the homeowner to make a decision: either move or remodel.
While many people do reach a point of deciding to move, the economic realities of moving in a tough economy can be stark. Sometimes moving means giving up a great neighborhood in exchange for a more expensive home in a less than stellar area. What’s the solution? For many people, the answer is to remodel.
Yes, remodeling sounds like a scary solution, especially to those with no building experience. The good news is that there are talented general contractors around who are great at remaking homes and keeping projects on budget. The other good news is that homeowners with equity in their homes can often pay for a remodel with a low interest home equity loan. The loan can be paid off with the mortgage, and if the remodel goes well, it can add real value to the home.
Go Online To Find a Great Contractor
Today it’s easy to get free estimates from general contractors by searching online websites. These websites, dedicated to listing information on contractors, will have references and samples of a contractor’s work portfolio, to it’s easy to review possible candidates for the job. Once a good match is found, just arrange a free online phone consultation to discuss the project in detail.
Once the right person has been found, papers should be drawn up, and the real work of planning the remodel can begin. Let the contractor oversee the planning so every detail is worked out before any money is spent on materials or labor.
Yes, a home remodel is a big project, but it can be a great way to finally achieve the house of your dreams. So why not get started today?