Home remodeling or moving to a new home? It’s an age old question. To argue for the former, take a look at this infographic that outlines why you should consider creating your dream home right where you are.
Living in the home you want takes thought and planning, whether you’re looking for a new home, or looking to create one where you are. For the sake of argument, let’s consider the option of staying right where you are for a second, and what the benefits are around that. Then, let’s allow for the fact that maybe you still want to move, and yet also don’t want to defer your happiness at home until you do.
Sixteen home remodeling ideas
Everyone wants to be happy no matter where they are. Here are 16 ideas for home remodeling that have a positive affect on your happiness without your having to move somewhere else to get it. They can also help you to build up value in your home in case, one day, you really do decide to pack up and move somewhere else.
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Should you stay or should you go?
The benefits of staying right where you are and making the best of it by doubling down on the investment in your current home are many, of course. You’ve grown attached to your home. It feels less like a collection of rooms, and more like a sure footing for your life. Staying in the home you’re in often means maintaining your connections with your daily routine, rather than having to craft a new one if you move across town, or to another city.
Staying in your current home means not having to rethink your commute, or your daycare arrangements, or the benefits of being within striking distance of that restaurant you love. This is not even to mention being close to friends and family who live nearby, and who are your emotional support system in this crazy thing we call life.
Remodeling ideas that serve two purposes
Yet, maybe you have some very good reasons for wanting to move, and have decided to do it as soon as you can. But, maybe you aren’t quite ready to take the plunge for some equally good reasons. In this case, home remodeling is a good idea for at least two reasons.
The first reason is about your comfort and sense of well-being while you’re at home. A new bathroom, a new floor, new landscaping designs can all help you to achieve this, even if you are planning to move later on. The second reason is for the comfort and sense of well-being that a prospective buyer of your property will gain, which makes your home more sellable once you do decide to find the home of your dreams somewhere else.
Either way, this is really what it’s all about, right? You want to feel at home no matter where you are. Creating that sense of home right now, whether with big home remodeling ideas or small ones, is a sure-fire way to do that.
In this, you’re investing in something other than a new surface, color scheme, or landscaping plan. You’re investing in your own contentment.
Your home remodeling ideas
Which home remodeling ideas have you undertaken to bring your current home closer to the way you want it to be? Which ones should have been included in the infographic above that are missing?
Tell us all about it in the comments section of this post.
We based this infographic on a post that we published earlier, written by Nan Fischer. You can read that post read here.