It’s never too early to start planning for the future. The older your home gets; the more things will begin to fall apart or look outdated and worn out. These instances can make it difficult not only on you financially but also in terms of how much maintenance is required!
Maybe you love your location and prefer to stay where you are but as your home starts to age, you may be wondering, ‘when is a good time to renovate?’. As builders who have completed all types of home extensions and renovations throughout Sydney, we can tell you the answer will vary. From the age of a building to external factors, deciding the right time to renovate will depend on your needs and circumstances. Below are examples of when it might be a good time to call a home renovation builder and discuss your options:
When you are running out of space
Do you love your location but need more space? Is there just not enough space for your growing family? When you start to realise that you are running out of room, this is a good indication that it is time to renovate. It is a sign your home needs to grow too. Renovating or extending is a great way to add value to your home and create a wonderful space for your family in a location you love. You could improve the house you love in the right location without the cost of moving!
Some milestones that call for home extensions include the arrival of a new baby, children getting older, blended families merging or in-laws and partners moving in.
If one of these situations resonate with you or you simply need more room, you may want to extend your home by adding a second story addition. Second story extensions can provide the space for your families growing needs and will allow you to enjoy your home for many years to come. A second story is perfect for families who don’t want to lose the use of their backyard or land space but need to create more space in their home. For larger properties, extending outwards can be a great option. Adding new rooms and knocking down walls to introduce a new floorplan can alter your home entirely. Ground floor extensions can be a good way to create an open plan living and open up your home to indoor/outdoor living areas. This will help you establish a spacious home for your whole family to enjoy.
When things start to fall apart
Are things getting worn out and tired, with a need for a refresh? Is your home becoming a bit unsafe with broken or rotted structural elements? This is a good time to renovate and give your home an update before things escalate further.
This is incredibly important with older homes. After a while, the build of a home can start to fall apart. Renovating can stop problems from getting worse and costing more in the long run.
By replacing and redesigning crucial rooms such as bathrooms, kitchens and the laundry, you can transform your home into a safer space with a modern, functional feel which has been designed to meet your families lifestyle. It can also make your home more energy efficient by introducing updated elements. Is your home deteriorating? Don’t wait until it falls apart! Rather than letting it run its course, it might be time to start thinking about renovating. Renovations can create brand-new indoor-outdoor space as an entertaining area, functional floor plans and a modern, new feel to your home, while also making your home safer for your family.
When your home is beginning to look dated
Is your house still the same decades later? This may be the problem. Your household may not have changed or expanded too much over time, but if your house hasn’t changed, it could be a big tell-tale sign it is outdated.
If you find yourself comparing your home to other houses on the street and realise you are the only one still showing the original untouched build, it may be a sign that it’s time for a change. Renovating will help give a modern aesthetic, make your home more liveable and may even increase the value of your home! Transform your home by replacing old styles with modern-day trends. You can completely alter the house’s exterior then gut out and redesign the rooms of your home to create a fresh and new environment.
By giving your home a complete renovation and possibly adding new areas, such as an extended outdoor living space or expanded kitchen, you too can enjoy an updated house. Renovating and transforming your home can make it more comfortable and change your overall lifestyle. Additionally, it will increase your street appeal and property value if you do decide to sell.
Have you come to the realisation it is time for a change? If you are looking to undergo a house renovation in Sydney, let SBS Building Services know. Delivering the Hills District, Lower North Shore, Upper North Shore and Northwest Sydney with our reliable building services, we can transform your home. We are fully licensed and insured with over 30 years of experience, making us the team of professionals you can trust. Enquire through our website or call us on (02) 8279 1234 to find out more.