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Identifying What to Renovate in a Recently Bought Home in Wilmington NC

Sometimes the Whole Project Can Seem too Big


There are a lot of people moving to the Wilmington NC area, which means homes are not always what people want. If you find yourself in this situation, or just moved around in the area, there are certain things you really need to look at when renovating your home.


While that sounds good, it can be hard when looking at your own home to decide what should be done! We’ve all been there and on paper, it sounds so simple. Here are a few key factors to look at when deciding on what to renovate in your home.


Going With Your Heart


This probably sounds very cliche, but there’s a reason so many people say it! Especially when it comes to your home, if there is an area that just really gets on your nerves, it’s probably a great room to remodel! While your choice might not always have the best ROI, the joy you get from looking at a renovated space that had been annoying you is a huge relief.


So, if there’s a room or two that has just been on your nerves from day one, ignore the rest of this and choose those rooms!


Are You Selling, Renting it Out, or Living in the Home?


This is the biggest factor. If you are planning on selling or renting in the near future, there are three rooms you want to focus on. First up, is the kitchen. When people are looking to buy, the kitchen often makes or breaks the deal. This in turn gives you the best ROR. Next up, are the bathrooms. They are another thing that will either get you a buyer or not. If your whole house looks amazing, but the bathrooms are lacking, you could be in trouble. Lastly, the living room is sometimes the simplest to update and even a little work can get you great ROI.


However, if you’re planning on living in the house for a long time, things like bedrooms, closets, and outdoor spaces are great. These are super used rooms, but for whatever reason don’t attract buyers as much. So, if you plan on living there for a long time, look at those rooms and maybe even something like adding on a 4-season room. This will improve your quality of life in the long run


It Can be Hard in a Brand New House


One last quick tip, if you’re struggling with the decision, give it a little bit of time. If you just moved in, sometimes you really don’t know what areas you care about the most. Give yourself a month or two to really decide which areas of the house need love the most, and then go with them!


If you’re thinking about a renovation in Wilmington NC and want a team that can not only help you design your dreams but also take the job all the way, call the team at Avocet Design Build today to turn your dreams into reality!

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