July 20, 2020 at 10:04am | Michael Hunter
Yes, you can renovate your home, customize it to your liking and build equity along the way. But what about discretionary remodeling, expansions and other improvement projects?

Here are three good reasons to at least consider holding off on the big home improvement projects:

1. After living in the home, plans can change

Until you’re actually living there, it’s difficult to know exactly how you’ll use the house, what will work for you and what won’t. Your early notions of how you want your everyday life to be may change based on your day-to-day experiences.

2.  Buy a home, Get a break

Buying a home is such a strenuous process that can be physically, emotionally, mentally and financially draining.
It can sometimes feel like buying a home is a second job. A home renovation can be just as stressful and unpredictable what with all the plans to be made and contractors to be dealt with. Allow yourself to de-stress and enjoy your home.

3. Time to make a plan

Your home is precious and should be handled with care. Speaking to architects, contractors, and designers is an arduous process. Time with a qualified contractor can uncover problems where you least expected them. For example, it may save time and money to move the laundry machines from the garage to the upstairs during a larger renovation. Contrarily, hiring while under the constraints of an escrow period is likely to cause issues in the future.

Jumping into renovations to avoid living in a construction zone or pay rent and a mortgage at the same time, can create expensive problems down the road. Rarely does someone buy a house needing no work. It is okay to be open to working on a home but don't stress yourself out about getting everything done within the first month or two. Live renovation free for six months to a year. You may be surprised at how your outlook and primary concerns can change.



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