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  • Writer's pictureRyan Saxe

Why it's time to tear apart your home.

We all know that every homeowner dreads the thought of renovation work. I mean, really, who wouldn't? If you think about it, you are literally asking complete strangers to come into your home, disrupt and tear apart your everyday comfortable environment, only to have to pay them for it, while you get to live surrounded by dust, noise and debris for lengthy periods of time until the work is finally complete. Couple that with unforeseen budget overages and unpredictable schedule delays, it's no wonder renovations are listed as the number one cause of stress for many North American homeowners.

So why do we do it? Why do so many people choose to renovate their homes? Because just like visiting the dentist to fix a root canal... Actually, who are we kidding? You definitely will not forget your tough experiences and dreaded moments of suffering, but it is safe to assume that you will probably be very happy that you decided to go through with it, once all is said and done, because the long term advantages of the end result heavily outweigh the short term inconveniences required to achieve it.

But, if I haven't sold you yet on why it's time to tear apart your your home, below are some of the most enticing reasons as to why you should start thinking about your next renovation project:

1. Your home is an investment, so why not INVEST in it?

It's safe to say that your home will probably be your largest purchase you will ever make in your life. Whether you're looking to flip it for a quick profit or hold onto it as a long term investment, renovation work will most often always help increase the value of your property, if done correctly and at the right price. Adding additional square footage through the construction of an extension is a great way to add value to your home, while less intrusive and smaller renovation projects, such as remodeling your kitchen or adding a master bathroom, could help increase your quality of living at much less the expense.

We added an extension to completely transform this property in Hampstead, Montreal.

2. Get with it. You're not living in the 1970's anymore.

Your home should be a direct reflection of the people that live it in. Whether that be through the choice of its furnishings, colors or materials, it's important that one's home illustrates the passions, tastes and interests of its homeowners. With that said, would you still go out with your friends in your disco shoes and fluorescent jump suit, just because you used to wear them when you were a teenager? No, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't. So why are you still keeping those pink tiles and floral wallpaper in your main family bathroom that went out of style over 30 years ago? Times are changing and so should your home.

3. Your home has a lifespan, so why not take advantage of it?

No matter how well built your house may be, nothing lasts forever. Just like everything in life, the various components and built materials that go into your home will eventually need to be repaired or replaced. With that said, if you have no choice but to fix something that requires immediate attention, such as the leak in your roof or the condensation on your windows, it may be an ideal opportunity to simultaneously tackle other renovation projects that you might not have considered before, such as adding insulation to your exterior walls or improving your landscaping, while trades are already working on your property. You might as well kill two birds with one stone now, and save time and money on the renovation work that you'll probably decide to do later on down the road.

Updating the color of soffits and facia trims at the same time as needed roof repairs

4. Transformation is exciting.

If none of the reasons above were enough to sway you towards wanting to tear apart your home, there's honestly nothing more exhilarating than smashing a sledge hammer through a sheet of drywall. All kidding aside, demolition is fun, but the transformation from paper to built form is what really makes renovation projects all the worth while. There's nothing more exciting than seeing your dream renovation or construction project come to fruition from what was once an idea or a sketch on a piece of paper.

Contact us today, and we'll make sure to help transform your renovation dream project into a reality.

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