It is a common understanding that buying a home is a long-term investment. It is a big responsibility, yes, but it can save you money over renting, particularly if you remain in the same place for some time.  Of course, you also have the incredible benefit of possibly selling your home at some point down the road.

At the same time, some people buy a home with the explicit purpose of “flipping” it for a profit. This involves buying a property that needs some work and then, essentially, investing in that work to increase the value.

Whether you are buying a home for quick profit or for enduring value, here are the reasons and ways people Renovco renovate their homes that add intrinsic and extrinsic value.

COMFORT

Home renovation is important as a means to improve your comfort.  The long-term aspect of home ownership gives you a lot of time to plan and invest in making the property more comfortable for you and your family. This might simply involve just adding paint in a soothing color scheme or installing more relaxing lighting fixtures. The good news is that when you renovate for comfort, that can be attractive to potential buyers in the future, too.

 

FUNCTION

Comfort is import, of course, but one thing that might be yet more crucial is repairing and improving structural function.  If you are planning some home renovation projects it might be a good idea to also consider how you can make the property more structurally sound.  This ensures that the home will remain standing and strong for the entire time you live there and, hopefully, will still be there for future generations or if you sell the home later.

FAMILIES

Speaking of future generations, home renovations also benefit you by helping you to better accommodate expanding families. Most people actually buy a house with the plan to have space for their growing family. Sure, you could just buy a bigger home later, but if you are able to plan accordingly, you might find it is easier—and a better investment—to buy something you can grow into.

RESALE

And, to reiterate, another great benefit to home renovation is to up the resale value. Even if you do not plan to sell your home soon—or at all—things change and the opportunity might be more sensible later. Every investment you make in your home, then, potentially increases your home’s resale value, should that become your choice in the future.