Practical vs. Luxurious – Making the Remodeling Decision

You already know that remodeling is winning out over moving to a new location in today’s economy.  It’s a sensible way to get what you want in your home, and recoup the costs when the real estate market rebounds.  The fact is, trends in remodeling are focusing on practicality before luxury.   If you’re thinking of remodeling, be realistic about what can be done now, and pay attention to the basics.  Be reasonable and take a long-term view of what you’ll need in the future.

Determine what you don’t like about your home.  For example, do you need to upgrade your current bathroom or add a new one?  Is your kitchen great or barely functional?  How about your family room and living space – do you like to entertain and want to interact with people while preparing food?  Think about where you plan to be a few years from now, and how your home will wear until then.

You can select a practical option, like a kitchen remodel, then add luxurious touches.  Once you’ve decided to remodel or build an addition, seek valid professional advice.  Custom builders and remodelers see it all, and they can tell you what’s hot in the market.  They can also advise on what’s realistic for your budget.  Then you can make a rational decision based on good facts.   It’s not a matter of whether or not to be practical, it’s a matter of whether or not the home remodel is going to benefit your lifestyle – now and in the future.