Renovating your home isn’t just so you no longer have to look at those ugly countertops, struggle with that broken sink, or use that ancient dishwasher. Renovating your home can have other benefits too, as it can raise your home value, make your home safer, or improve your home’s convenience. When you do finally decide it is time to give your home some updates, though, you will inevitably have to answer the question of whether to remodel or replace certain parts in your project.
Eyman Heating, Plumbing and Air can help you in this process by guiding you in your decisions. If you are struggling to decide whether it is best to repair your kitchen plumbing or replace it entirely, we can give you unbiased feedback regarding what would be best for you. We are not loyal to any particular brands, so you will get honest opinions about what is best for your home and your situation.
When deciding whether to do a small update or to do a full renovation of a room, you should ask yourself a few questions. First, you should ask how long you plan to live in the home. If you intend to stay in the home five years or longer, a full renovation of the room is a much smarter move than if you will be there less than five years. If you will be in your home for a while, then it makes much more sense to update a bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen to accommodate your lifestyle. After all, you will be the one using it, so you should make it fit your needs.
If you do not anticipate being in your home in five years, then resale value will be more of a priority. You will need to be thinking more about what a potential buyer will be looking for. Replacing smaller items such as appliances or repairing items such as old pipes may be more beneficial in this case, as a buyer will be more interested in everything in the home functioning properly (e.g., no leaking pipes).
The second question you should always ask is “What is my budget?” The answer to this question will make many of your renovation decisions for you. If the money is not in the budget, then sometimes you will just have to repair instead of replacing, even if you would prefer to replace.
Basing decisions on your budget will also require you to prioritize your needs. Maybe some of your highest priorities can be replaced, while the lower priority items will have to settle for being repaired.
If your mind is still not made up as to whether you should repair or replace, then you should ask a professional such as one of our workers at Eyman Plumbing, Heating and Air. Our staff is happy to take the time to discuss your options and give you a free estimate in a no-pressure environment.