4 Signs That It’s Time to Renovate Your Home
When you own a home, there are always things to do to keep it well maintained, be it repairs, cleaning, chores, or even upgrades. With so many little things to focus on, you may not notice when a larger renovation may be required. On the other hand, you may be the type of person who spends too much time away from home to notice when things need sprucing up. Next time you have some free time at home, Lions Den Construction suggests that you take a few moments to stop and look around. Then, compare what you see with this list of signs that indicate if it’s time to consider renovating.
Old Shingles or Damaged Roof
Homes are built to last, but everything wears down over time. Materials in or on your home will need to be replaced from time to time. Your shingles are one such item that needs to be replaced every 15 to 20 years. If your roof suffered damage at any point, it should also be repaired. Your roof is the first line of defense from rain, snow, and other elements. Homes with neglected roofs are at risk of major damage from water leaks and insect infestations.
Your floors are one of the first things in your home that will show signs of wear and tear. Ceramics and tiles, such as the ones in the bathroom and kitchen are usually at the top of the list. Old flooring of this type may start to loosen due to old grout, which is a sure sign it needs to be replaced. Hardwood flooring can get scratched and lose its luster while carpets will become threadbare and discolored over time. Your floorboards will start making noise as they age, which is another indication that an upgrade is overdue.
Chipped or Missing Paint
Just like cosmetics, your home’s paint will need to be refreshed every once in a while. If the paint on the inside or the outside of your home starts to chip or flake off, it is a good sign that you need to repaint. Homeowners should look for any scuffed or damaged areas regularly and do a paint job when necessary. Keeping up with minor repairs can extend the time between a full paint job, but once your walls begin to resemble patchwork, it’s time for a full refresh.
Features in your home that are broken or outdated will age your home in an instant. Sometimes this can be a complex project such as upgrading the foundation, or something as simple as changing the appliances in the kitchen. Even adding new cabinetry or changing your windows from older single pane glass to energy-efficient double-paned windows can give your home modern touch.
Maximum Upgrades With Professional Help
Most renovations will take time, money, and lots of patience. After reviewing your home and making a list of needed upgrades, it is important to prioritize those that are most important. Make a plan for your renovations, set aside a budget for your work, and most importantly, hire the professionals at Lions Den Construction to set your plan to action. To find out more about our interior and exterior design services or get help with brainstorming for your renovations, give us a call at (416) 893-8318 today.