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By: Kevin Ahern on September 6th, 2013

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3 Important Home Remodeling Questions You’re Not Asking

Residential | Residential Remodeling

There are many factors to take into account when you are considering home remodeling in Connecticut. While budget and style are at the top of everyone’s mind some broader topics often go overlooked.

Here are three of the most important home remodeling questions homeowners commonly forget to ask themselves.

3 Important Home Remodeling Questions You’re Not Asking

1. How Long Do You Expect to Stay in Your Home?

When planning your investment in residential remodeling, it is extremely important to know how long you plan to remain in your home. This simple question could drastically change your budget allocation or determine if remodeling is even worth it at this time.

Remodeling to Sell

If you are planning to move in the near future, you may want to consider the “return on investment” of remodeling. Focusing on renovations that house hunters commonly desire will increase your home’s appeal and value in the housing market when you intend to sell.

House hunters usually look for:

  • New Kitchen Countertops
  • New Cabinets
  • New Plumbing Fixtures in the Bathroom

Remodeling for the Future

If you plan to stay in your home for 10 or more years, you will want to focus more on you and your loved ones current and future needs. Depending on your current stage in life, you may find yourself thinking about retirement or growing your family.

2. How Much Improvement is Too Much?

Like in any other industry, home construction and remodeling trends are always changing, especially in Connecticut. A qualified and professional remodeler will be on top of the Connecticut housing market trends as well as home sales data and comparable property information.

With this knowledge, they will make expert suggestions about what renovations make the most sense for your home and needs. They can also offer advice on what “finishes” should be incorporated into your design based on market trends and the surrounding neighborhood.

For example, if the average home price in your neighborhood is somewhat low and you are renovating to sell, you will not want invest in high-end kitchen appliances that you won’t improve your selling price. In turn, if you are in a wealthy neighborhood, you will not want to withhold so much on renovations that your home won’t sell as well as your neighbors.

Overall, you want your home to remain a good fit for its neighborhood and ultimately get the most return on your investment.

3. How Much Experience Does the Builder have with My Type of Project?

Any general contractor can claim that they have the skills to get the job done, but it is the experience and finished project that matters. Before signing a contract with your Connecticut home remodeler, review their portfolio and testimonials. These will give you a more detailed picture of what they are capable of doing as well as the customer experience you can expect.

Also, take note of the contractor’s awards, affiliations, and certifications. These are signs of their professionalism and shows how their work compares to that of their peers.

Litchfield Builders has won multiple local and national awards for excellence in remodeling. With over 20 years of experience, we are one of the area’s most trusted and respected contracting companies, having demonstrated excellence in functionality, problem solving, aesthetics, craftsmanship, and innovation. Click the button below to request your free initial consultation with one of our experts.

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