Renovate or Move?J&J Construction of Illinois, Inc.
It’s a seller’s market out there in Chicagoland – have you noticed? The latest numbers are pretty scary if you’re looking for a new house. As of April median home prices had risen 20 percent compared with a year ago, and the average home spent just 20 days on the market before selling, according to Redfin, the real estate site.
So, what’s a homeowner to do in our area? Wait and see? Stress out over bidding battles? Or – making some changes in your current home could be the best option. If this piques your curiosity, you’ll want to read on and learn about the advantages of remodeling and renovating this year.
Even when you have the luxury of building a custom home, your needs can change. Daily life creates patterns, habits emerge, and it’s common to find that your house needs some updates. At J&J Construction, we’re privileged to know about what Chicago area homeowners want to refresh or expand in their indoor and outdoor spaces.
In the last year, we’ve seen our clients rediscover their own backyards, find out that they need more at-home working space, and totally rethink their needs for their bathrooms and kitchens. We are experts at addressing the needs of growing families, solving the needs for aging-in-place, and making working from home enjoyable.
It’s a fact – moving is expensive! Even if you’re downsizing, there’s a substantial outlay for moving companies, loss of your own time, higher taxes, closing costs…When you do the math, it may be a far better deal to convert those moving expenses into a home remodel.
Even better – qualified contractors are looking out for your best interests. You shouldn’t have to worry about hidden costs, up-sells, or last-minute substitutions. You may find that it’s to your benefit to customize your current home – rather than waste time searching for a new one. And – down the road, if you do decide to move – your updated house will be much more desirable for buyers.
Whether it’s adding space for an aging parent, enlarging an existing bathroom, kitchen, or adding on a luxurious sunroom, an experienced contractor can help you find more space. A popular project for our team is creating living areas that facilitate independence for loved ones.
More importantly – they will make it look like it’s always been a part of your existing home.
It’s not just about interior details – exterior continuity is a huge part of a good room addition. From paint colors to roofing shingles, the goal is to create a seamless transition from old to new.
Renovating your home allows you to get the latest in design trends, now. Are you curious about heated floors? Have the latest design blogs had you drooling over oversized showers with perfectly placed shower heads and gorgeous tile colors? How about a home office with a fireplace, a kitchen with hidden storage everywhere you look, or a sunroom with the gorgeous, low-maintenance vinyl plank flooring that’s so popular?
Why buy another home, when you can turn yours into a showcase-ready, better version of itself?
Moving is still one of the biggest stresses out there. It’s not just moving day that builds up the anxiety – there’s a whole series of decisions, a feeling of being displaced, packing, scheduling, and – ugh! – so.much.paperwork.
Home remodeling allows you to avoid all of the above while letting professionals take care of the hard stuff. For example, J&J is so proud of our stress-free renovation process, we’ve trademarked it! Our S.U.C.C.E.S.S.™ system ensures that we deliver work on time, with no cutting corners. From your first virtual consultation to the final walk-through, you and your family can sit back, relax, and know that the pros are handling every part of the process. At the end: sheer enjoyment of your new home features!
Ready to weigh the pros and cons? Schedule a consultation with our team today.