Should I Remodel My Pittsburgh Home in 2020?

Posted by Helene McQuaide on 21st January 2020

Moving isn’t the only answer when your house fails to live up to your expectations. Remodeling enhances value, increases space and adds up-to-date features and amenities. If you’ve been considering remodeling your Pittsburgh home in 2020, you’ll want to ask yourself these questions:

Is It the Right Time to Remodel?

Remodeling may be an excellent option this year if:

  • Your house is too small and cramped.
  • Your floor plan doesn’t make the best use of the space in your home.
  • Part of your home is damaged, moldy or unsafe.
  • Your house is outdated.
  • Your house doesn’t have the modern features you want.
  • Your family is rapidly outgrowing your home.
  • You’re ready to improve your outdoor living areas.
  • You want to create living space in your basement or attic.
  • Cooking in your current kitchen isn’t a pleasant experience.
  • You need more entertaining space.
  • You have the financial resources to finally create your dream house.

Will a Renovation Solve My Problems?

Experienced, creative renovators can offer solutions for virtually any home issue. They’ll find ways to reconfigure your first floor to open up your kitchen and offer a better flow throughout your home, or turn your basement into a 19th century pub (with plenty of modern amenities, of course). If you need more bedrooms and bathrooms, an addition or expansion into your attic or basement will finally give you the space you want.

Do you love your Victorian but wish it had all the high-tech options new homes offer? During your home remodel, your contractor can seamlessly incorporate the latest amenities and smart home features while maintaining the charm of your historic home. Steam showers, heated floors, soaking tubs, and security features and appliances operated by your smart phone can all be added during your renovation.

Do Renovations Offer a Good Value?

Return on investment isn’t the only factor when considering the value of a home remodeling project. If a renovation makes your life easier and increases your enjoyment of your home, it’s definitely worthwhile.

When Remodeling.com examined costs recouped after renovations in the Pittsburgh area, they discovered that local homeowners recouped 63.8% of their costs after a major upscale kitchen remodel, 52.2 percent after an upscale master suite addition, 76.6% after a wood deck addition, 61.2% after a backyard patio addition and 78.2% by adding a fiberglass grand entrance.

Keep in mind that renovations don’t usually generate a 100 percent return of investment. Fifty to 60 percent or higher is considered a good ROI for home renovation projects.

You’ll also need to consider the long-term benefits of your remodel. When you’re ready to sell your home eventually, your house or condo may generate more interest because it has a large kitchen with floor to ceiling windows, a wraparound porch, wine cellar or a huge master bedroom suite with his-and-her bathrooms.

Will 2020 be the year you remodel your home? We’d like to help you create a new space that’s comfortable, stylish and up-to-date. Contact us to learn how we’ll use our design/build approach to tackle your renovation.