Crucial Areas to Remodel for Your Old Home Renovation
Five Areas To Focus in Your Arizona Home Remodeling Project
Older homes are often great investments. Many older homes have unique designs and personality that you just can’t find in today’s cookie-cutter homes. Many people also pass up older homes because of the structural or cosmetic upgrades they need, so you have the opportunity to buy these homes for a bargain. Then you can work with a home remodeling contractor to upgrade the house and turn it into a beautiful masterpiece.
You may have a long list of things that you want to update after you buy your older home, but you may not have the time or the money to make all the changes right away. Here are a few crucial areas you can focus on with your general contractor to remodel your older home:
Building codes are always being upgraded to better protect safety in homes while also taking into account technological advancement. The older your home is, the more likely that its electrical system is not up to code. Even if it is up to code, chances are good that the home has not had a full electrical system replacement, so the system is likely aging out and in need of some attention.
You will likely need to replace or upgrade your electrical system to bring it up to code and to accommodate other changes you want to make. You may want to add more outlets, or you may want to add more power to serve the appliances you want to put in or to meet your family’s needs for entertainment and study. Your contractor will work with an electrician to determine what your home needs.
The same issues you are likely to have with your electrical system will likely be present with your HVAC system. The system may not be powerful enough to meet the needs of the home, it may not be energy efficient, or it may not have efficient ventilation. You may also need to upgrade your HVAC system if you are planning any kind of addition, or if you are planning on turning unfinished space into living space, such as an attic or basement.
Again, your remodeling contractor will work with the appropriate specialists to determine what your home needs and how to accommodate your other upgrades.
Even if your home is only a couple of decades old, chances are high that the windows are not energy-efficient. You will lose a lot of money on heating and cooling your home if you do not upgrade the windows. However, that’s not the only reason to change them out. You can also refresh the home’s look by putting in new windows.
Work with your home remodeling contractor to explore how you can change or enhance your home’s style with new window designs. You may even consider changing out the size or style of the windows, such as putting in bay windows or very large picture windows.
Kitchen and Bath
The two areas that people most often want to change in all homes, no matter their age, are the kitchen and the bathroom. However, you may be even more eager to change these areas in an older home. The style is likely to be very dated, such as avocado green bathtubs and toilets in the bathrooms or laminate cabinets and counters in the kitchen. You can dramatically change the style of the home by upgrading these two areas.
You don’t have to change the character of your home by upgrading the kitchen or bathroom. Your home remodeling contractor can help you explore options that honor the historic character of the home while also bringing it into modern times. Your contractor can help you visualize the space with 3D design software, sketches, or color and material samples.
Work With The Best Home Remodeling Contractor
You can make any updates you like to an older home, though these are some of the most essential areas that you might want to focus on if you need to prioritize your remodeling plans. Search for the best home remodeling contractor to bring your vision to life. Look for someone who has done work in the style you like, but who also understands the needs and challenges of older homes.
Valcon General Contractors are ready to help with your Arizona home remodeling project, whether you are looking to upgrade an older home or you want to transform a space that was recently built. We are Phoenix home remodeling specialists, and we can work on every room of the home to make it match your vision and meet your needs. Explore our gallery of work, and read our many positive reviews from happy clients. Then call us in Phoenix to talk with a home remodeling contractor and get started.
Posted: March 23, 2021