For outdated kitchens and baths, anytime is a good time to remodel and install new countertops, flooring and walls. But for savvy homeowners who want to be sure it is the right time to undergo a home renovation project, here are some considerations that may help with this type of decision.
- Home values are on the up and up. According to Zillow Real Estate Research, home values nationwide increased during the second quarter, which was the first annual increase in five years. Remodeling projects, therefore, that increases home value - for example installing natural stone surfaces in kitchens and baths - will increase home equity in the long run. When the market has improved and it comes to sell, you'll be ready.
- It's time to get homes ready for the holidays. The holiday season is always full of multiple family and friend gatherings and extended stays. And newly remodeled kitchens and baths will make entertaining easier and more enjoyable. Plus, you'll get to show off your gorgeous new granite or marble countertops.
- You can enjoy a new kitchen or bath throughout winter and beyond. With contractors and remodelers wanting to ensure full calendars before the slower winter season, homeowners can potentially find services at discounted prices. Winter also means more time spent in the home, so a new kitchen or bath will be appreciated by the whole household. And even beyond the winter season, until the real estate market picks back up, you might as well remodel so you can enjoy the results. As This Old House put it, "Let's face it, after all the expenses and stress of a kitchen remodel, wouldn't you like to settle down at the honed-granite breakfast nook for a while?"
It's important for homeowners to note, however, that fall is a popular time to remodel, so it's best to start early! Start booking your contractors and fabricators now before they are flooded with fall projects. To help you get the ball rolling, Marble and Granite lists all of its granite, marble, slate, Caesarstone, Neolith and other stone surfaces and products right here on our website. And to make it even easier to plan and budget remodeling projects, we include all pricing information and deliver directly to distributors and fabricators. Start designing your new kitchen or bath by browsing the Marble and Granite online product catalog.
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