Today is Wednesday, and husband and I came from the boys’ school. Every day, we drive the boys to their school and also fetch them in the evening. On our way home, husband mentioned he noticed a lot of home renovations happening within our subdivision.
“Our neighbors seem to have lots of money for home improvement,” he said.
“Perhaps these people got their retirement already and would want to see some improvement in their house. Or their children graduated from school already that they now have the money to spend for home remodeling or repair,” was my polite answer.
The husband nodded in agreement. Our place is just a small village that almost everyone knows each other. We see each other during church and community events. Most of the elders in our community are of the same age as our parents, so they are likely in their retirement. Most of their children graduated from school already and have a family of their own. Given that, they have their retirement or pension money all by themselves to use. And many of them opted to use part of their money for home renovation.
Home improvements aren’t cheap. Sometimes, they become even more expensive than building a new house. This is because others would prefer to do complete demolition and remodeling. Home upgrades also cost a lot especially if one hires a professional home renovation contractor.
As we look at each house, I saw both of us smiling. Perhaps, husband and I imagined that soon, we will also have our own space and when the kids graduated from school, we will be able to have our humble home upgraded. Which made me ask myself, what are the benefits of home renovation.
Usually, most start-up families buy a house that could accommodate their small family. Then as time progresses, they would do upgrades and extension to address the need for the extra space. A new bedroom or comfort room may require the help of a civil engineer and also the necessary permit from the city hall. An additional floor may change the layout of the house. Proper coordination with the house engineer is also essential to make sure the structure can accept the additional load. It is prudent then that if a start-up couple has the money, they get a bigger space to accommodate added rooms should they decide for home improvement.
A house has its life expectancy. The windows and doors get worn out because of constant use and misuse and also due to weather. Sometimes, the window frame may fall off completely while the color strips off. The floor, too, may start to deform with time same with the roof and ceiling. Many from the generation today opt for opportunities for Pinterest-worthy window frame and door. They also choose to free up more floor space by opting for clean-looking tiles or laminated wood. They simply opt for choices that spark joy.
Change Home Style
Home trends change and evolve. A glass house may become trending in one season while a residential space made of bricks may continue to be popular for years. There was also a season when bungalow became the sought-after abode then suddenly replaced by townhouses then condominiums.
As for the interior, some homeowners would want an overhaul of their kitchen and master bath to fit with all the current trends. They saw modern kitchen designs from the houses or hotels they recently visited. If this is the case, often, with the new kitchen and bathroom look, the family may decide to extend the home remodeling to their living room and even the children or master bedroom.
There are also families that choose to maximize their investment and opt for home improvement that doubles to save money and energy. Main doors made of hardwood with glass panel is an excellent example of an energy efficient door. This keeps them the high electricity bill because they utilize the benefits of natural light. With sunlight passing through the glass panel, each household’s energy bill will be reduced to perhaps half of their total electricity consumption.
Reasons for Home Renovation
We reached our house, and our little darlings gave us their warm, welcoming hug. Their tight embrace made me feel at home. And all the more that I am inspired to push for a home renovation to give them a haven that would spell comfort, love, and safety.
Push momi Berlin ^_^ Alam mo ba, I would agree sa sinabi mo na sometimes home improvement is more expensive than building a new house. Last year pa kami nagpa-plan magrenovate ng bahay.. pero hindi talaga namin ma-full blast. Ayun, pakonte konte. Nauna na yung kisame. Sabi ko nga sa mga previous comments ko, ultimate dream ko talaga magkaron ng sariling bahay for me and my son. Pero malayo pa yun kaya plan ko help muna si mommy ko magparenovate nitong family house namin. Maharlika lang talaga hehe habang tumatagal, nagmamahal din ang materyales.
Good read. I added laminated wood flooring in my condo to give it an upgrade and it looks so much better
Changing the style is always my main reason for home renovation. We all change as time goes on, our environment should, too!
Good post we tend to redecorate quick often theres like a fresh coat of paint and some new accessories to brighten your mood and your home
Here in Puerto Rico it is better to expand than to construct for 0. For example, people would seal the entire house first and later add/change parts to make it look like a renovation rather than a new construction. That is because of taxes. I would rather to expand than to construct.
i love renovating my home , but i am doing it slowly as renovation means expenses even if one does it all themselves x kind regards Pati robins
We’ve been talking about renovating our home for all of these reasons. It’s outdated and we could definitely stand some new energy efficient windows.
Yes for energy efficient windows. That is one vital reason for home renovation.
I always feel nice and invigorated even when I just simply clean the house. Getting new decor and moving everything up definitely is pretty joyful!
Indeed. home cleaning is something refreshing to experience but the thrill of a home renovation is way more exciting.
We are hoping to buy a home this year and the part I look forward to the most is renovating!
that sounds too exciting. Looking forward to hearing your home shopping and renovation on your blog soonest.
I couldn’t agree more, it’s important to move with the times and do changes that help not only us but the environment as well. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, too. Indeed, we need even a little home improvement to keep up modern day changes
Thanks for sharing these tips, the one that stood out for me, is the one on, improving on energy use efficiency, otherwise all the reasons are helpful tips for homeowners or aspiring homeowners.
We are planning on doing some home renovations soon, mostly because we need to make some necessary improvements. I would also like to change our home’s style a little bit.
That sounds pretty exciting. Looking forward to your blog about your home renovation soonest.
I love doing home renovations and DIY projects. Its a creative way to switch up your space and not spend an arm and a leg… great points!
I love DIY projects, too. Saves a lot on money and also makes you truly involved in home renovation.
Our entire house was a renovation that we worked on by ourselves. It was so incredible to compare the photos from before to how it looks now! This summer we will continue the renovations by adding siding onto our house.
wow, i love it that everyone in the family helps to do the renovation. Excited for summer, too, as you continue your home renovation
this is such a great and awesome idea! I will surely try this at home, thankyou for sharing
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Home renovation is something that I am always planning for. My husband and I would love to have an extension but of course there’s a lot of things to be prioritize. Hopefully nextyear!
I completely agree with all the four points you have mentioned in this post. Recently we have renovated our old house, changed the building structure a bit and now, it looks so beautiful 🙂 Loved the post.
I love renovating . In fact, i’m in the process of renovating my home office. Awesome post.
Our home was built in 1999 and when we bought it in 2015, everything was still original. Our energy bill was through the roof so we made some serious energy efficient upgrades and have saved so much money, the upgrades were definitely worth the expense!
I love updating our home. Trends change so I try to stay within a traditional look, but I find it so refreshing to redo a space! We save a little bit at at time to save up materials since it can add up. But eventually, we meet our goal and don’t break the bank!
I agree with all the points that you have mentioned in this post! The most important one that I believe is it creates a new positive aura!
i love updating my home. we are currently in the market right now
I like to renovate my home often because it is like changing something in our life as well!
We are currently in the beginning stages of remodeling our kitchen and it’s long over due. It definitely adding joy for us and much needed space. I think everyone should do some form of remodeling In their home for a fresh start.