Getting Your Home Renovated vs. Selling

Bathroom restorations can add valueLet’s face it: every home, however nice and shiny it was when it was first bought, will eventually grow old and fall into disrepair. Many homeowners, at this point, have to battle with the question: does it make more sense for me to renovate or is it better to sell and move into a newer home? If you have come to this point in your life it is time to look at your options. Let us look at what it means to sell. To start with, it is unlikely that in its current state your home will sell for a good price. Once buyers see that it needs work they will ask you to sell to them for less.

There is another problem with selling. To most of us our homes are a sentimental issue. It is where we had our children, where they played in the yard, where they learned how to ride their bikes, where all those Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners were hosted – and more. If we can help it, most of us want to hang on to these kinds of memories. Selling means that you give all of them up.

The only option then, is to renovate. If you hire a good home renovation company they will get your home back as good as new. In fact, a good renovation contractor knows how to preserve everything while at the same time returning it to mint condition. You will be able to increase the value of your home while at the same time spending less money than if you had decided to buy a new home.

Some people worry about the process of renovation itself – they worry about the mess and the clutter in the home, they worry about the noise, they worry about where they will stay while the renovations are being done and so on. If you feel like this you should stop worrying. The project can be as big or as small as you want. If you want your home restoration to take place all at once then it is best to move out for a few days. Ask the renovation contractor how long it will take for them to be done so that you can know when to come back.

If you don’t have a place that you can go to for a few days it is best to renovate a few rooms at a time. Start with the ones that are no longer used and then do the kitchen and your bedroom last – those are the rooms where you probably spend the most time.

There are many ways you can improve the interior or exterior of your living space – check out these neat ideas:

It is important that you choose renovation companies carefully. Today, there are many of them and many a homeowner has been surprised by shoddy renovations. It is always best to choose a company that is well known for quality work. It is even better if they have already done several renovations in your neighborhood – this means that the quality of their work has been trusted by others before you. Lastly, agree on terms before the home renovation expert starts work.  For customers in the Greater Vancouver, British Columbia area – specifically Burnaby or Coquitlam, GoldBay Construction comes highly recommended as a total home renovator.  Visit their website at, or check out their location on the map below: