According to HomeAdvisor’s 2017 True Cost Survey, American homeowners tackled more home projects from February 2016 to February 2017 than in the 12 months prior. Interestingly, they also spent an average of $1,869 on home improvement.
Despite the renewed interest of Americans in spending money on home remodeling projects, choosing which ones to prioritize remains a major problem. If you share the same sentiment, Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis shares useful tips to help you focus on the right remodel:
Know How Much Disruption You Could Handle
Living through a renovation can be exhausting. Even if you’re not doing the dirty job yourself, the mess and the noise are unavoidable. One of the first things you need to do is to determine how long a particular project would take to complete. This way, you can assess if you have the energy level to deal with the mess of construction.
Of all home projects, replacement of patio doors and windows is among the least disruptive. Although you may have to wait for weeks to get your new units made, installing exterior doors and windows takes just one day to complete.
Listen to Your Budget
Of course, the kinds of projects you can tackle depends on what your bank account permits. Delaying the ones you want due to lack of money could be disappointing, but incurring debt because of home improvement doesn’t feel good either.
If you really must tackle certain remodels, explore different sources of funds available at your disposal. Although more than 80% of homeowners pay cash, the rest uses credit cards and home equity financing options.
Decide on the Rooms You Want to Prioritize
Some homeowners want to concentrate on public spaces before any room to impress guests, while others turn bedrooms into havens to make themselves happy. Determine which one of your projects would facelift the areas closest to your heart.
One of the biggest advantages of getting your windows is transforming the look and functionality of your entire home overnight. Window replacement contributes to curb appeal, energy efficiency, security, and weather resistance, offering an all-around benefit.
Let’s talk about the upsides of upgrading your windows and patio doors with no strings attached. Call Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis today at (314) 332-2364 for your FREE, in-home consultation. We’ll be happy to set up our initial visit to your home in St. Louis, MO, at your most convenient date and time.