Often when Naples-area residents consider remodeling their houses or condos, they take a hard look at the return on investment (ROI) the improvement will deliver. That’s a smart move, but is it the best reason to remodel your Naples-area home?
You’ve probably heard the cautionary tales about keeping future owners in mind as you remodel. There’s certainly some wisdom in not creating a home so customized to your tastes and desires that nobody else would ever consider living in it. On the other hand, there is a crucial question you need to ask yourself before you embark on a remodeling adventure. Who are you doing this remodeling for: yourself or someone else who might live in your home 10 or 15 years from now?
The really important reasons to remodel probably can’t be measured by some kind of ROI equation. Instead, it’s important to assess how improving your home can improve three critical areas:
Will the project you have in mind make your home more comfortable to live in? A new master bathroom with a steam shower or a soaking tub could really make things more relaxing. A larger (or reconfigured) family room may be more well suited for watching movies or television.
It could be that the home you’re in wasn’t designed specifically to your requirements or wishes. Maybe you love your home but wish you had more room in the kitchen or that the design made cooking and entertaining easier. Perhaps you’ve always wanted a walk-in pantry where it’s convenient to store and access supplies and smaller appliances. Making your life easier is a great reason to remodel.
Most homeowners don’t just want to occupy their homes—they want to enjoy them. Maybe you love to entertain, but find it a struggle with your current layout. Or perhaps your home has great views, but you can’t really enjoy them because of the configuration of your windows.Making your home more enjoyable to live in makes so much sense, because it’s something you experience on a daily basis.
You don’t have to wait until you sell your home to reap the benefits your home can provide. Chances are, if you create a home that’s comfortable, convenient and enjoyable to be in, you’ll have no trouble commanding a good price if and when you decide to sell. And in the meantime, you’ll enjoy a better quality of life every single day.
That’s a really great return on your investment!