A major question facing Naples homeowners who want to update their homes is, “Should I remodel my whole home or just certain rooms?” How much is enough when you start the remodeling process? Today’s open floor plans can make it even trickier to decide where you should stop. Your kitchen may open up into your dining room and your family room, so you want some consistency in design from one common room to another. Will the changes you make in one room blend with the design features in an adjoining room? Are there natural “breaks” where it’s clear that one room ends and another starts?
No two homes (and no two homeowners) are the same, so the answer can vary. It's a pretty safe bet to assume that the decision that's right for you will depend in large part on three key factors.
What Are Your Needs?
The first thing you’ll want to consider is what you really need. If you have a room in your house that simply isn’t meeting your needs your decision may be more functional than aesthetic. If your kitchen design keeps you from enjoying cooking or entertaining, you may want to tackle that room alone so that your home better suits your lifestyle. If your master bathroom is uncomfortable or presents a falling danger, you may want to replace your conventional tub or shower with a lipless step-in shower.
What is Your Budget?
Obviously, not all remodeling projects are the same when it comes to cost. You’ll have to weigh the higher costs (and benefits) of a whole home remodel against what you’re prepared to spend. There are some projects that can provide a cost-conscious upgrade that will meet your needs. If you decide that you really want and need to do more, here is an article that gives you a pretty good idea of what you can expect t pay for a variety of different projects. That will help you figure out what makes sense for your situation.
What’s Going on in Your Personal Life?
At first, this may sound like an odd question with regard to remodeling your home. But a significant remodeling project (especially a whole-home remodel) will require a fair amount of attention and involvement on your part. If you’re juggling a lot of other issues in your personal life, you may not have the focus, the desire, or the energy to devote to a major remodeling project.
Why a Whole Home Remodel May Make Sense
As fun and exciting as it is, home remodeling is a somewhat disruptive process. Many homeowners feel that once they’re committed to the idea of remodeling, they might as well tackle everything at once. That way, the disruption of their daily routines may take a little longer, but once it’s done they won’t have to go through the inconvenience again. Here’s an article that talks about how to get through a remodeling project unscathed.
Another reason many homeowners like to take on a whole home remodel is that—when the process is completed—it’s like having a whole new home.
Take a Look for Yourself
Sometimes there is no substitute for looking at what can be accomplished with either a single room remodel or a whole home remodel. Here are some quick highlights of each approach—based on remodels we’ve recently done in the Naples area.Click here for more photos and details of this award-winning Naples-area remodeling project that focused exclusively on the kitchen.
If you’re considering a whole home or condo remodeling project, click here to see images that show the impact remodeling your whole home can have.
You can see that either a single room remodel or a whole home project can have a major impact on the way a home looks and feels. Which approach is right for you? One of the best ways to answer that is to talk things over with a design professional who will listen to your ideas, your desires, and your needs—and then help you come up with a plan that fits your budget. Contact us today to get started on a plan that will fit your needs and your budget.