Your family has outgrown your
home in town, but you have roots in the community that make it
difficult to leave. Is remodeling the solution?
Get professional advice before you jump into a
major renovation project. Decide what changes you want to make, and get bids
from several contractors. When you have an estimate on the cost of the project,
talk to your Realtor to determine if these changes will be cost-effective.
Over-improving your home may make it difficult to get your money back if you
sell it soon.
It is a good idea to talk with friends who have
remodeled to get a realistic picture about working with contractors and to
determine how disruptive the project will be to your family life. Remodeling a
home is a major undertaking, so be sure that it is the best solution for you.