While many people opt for a move-in ready home, there are a select few who see the “diamond in the rough” and are ready to take on a fixer-upper for the right price. Many people who take on a project home decide to renovate right away, sometimes even starting on the day of their closing. But if possible, many real estate agents recommend living in the home before deciding on renovations, expansions, and remodeling. While this does not speak to adding lights and plumbing repairs that make the house livable, it may be a good idea to wait a while before knocking out the wall between the dining room and living room. Let’s take a moment to discuss why you should live in a house before renovating.
Living in the Home Could Change Your Mind
While you may have grand visions of an open floor plan, a master suite complete with a sitting room, and an office complete with built-in shelving. But after living in the house, you may feel differently about living there. It is difficult to know exactly how you’ll use the house until you really get a feel for the home. It should be your day-to-day experience that should inform you of the improvements you’ll make for your new home.
Take a Break and Relax
The process of buying a home is stressful. You have spent the last two to six months looking for and eventually buying a home. So why would you want to jump right into renovations? Take some time to depress from all of the stress of buying the home before concentrating on the stress of actually buying the home.
You Need a Solid Plan
Before just jumping into renovations, you should take the time to seriously plan out what you are going to renovate and how you are going to live through renovations. Take some time to plan out where the contractor is going to start and end the renovations. Work with a well-qualified contractor you like and who shares you visions for the home. Spending more time with your contractor will ensure the plans do not go astray as you renovate your new house into your beautiful home.
Renovating a house is tough but it can be worse when you are under a lot of stress. Take some time to relax and plan out your renovations before diving in after closing. For more information on finding your dream home or your fixer-upper, call Clagett Enterprises today.
Renovating Your New Home and Clagett Enterprises
If you’re looking for the perfect realtor for your family or property management company for your portfolio of properties, you can rely on Clagett Enterprises. Clagett Enterprises is a full-service real estate company with almost 30 years of experience in the Frederick and Western Maryland area. For assistant selling your home and getting the best possible price, contact us online or give us a call at 301-665-6009. To meet our team and see some of our beautiful homes, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.