Anticipating For Future Needs

When planning a renovation, try to anticipate, as much as possible, what changes will happen in the next few years. 

Future Needs

Nothing remains the same, especially in a family.  Sizes increase and decrease.  Needs change.  

When planning a renovation, try to anticipate, as much as possible, what changes will happen in the next few years.  In other words, try to plan for your future needs as well as the present.  There are a lot of factors that go into this.  Children grow and their need for privacy increases, impending births or adoptions will need some space, senior adults will suddenly find themselves in a position where they need aids or safety features.  

Another issue is how long you anticipate staying in this home.  Are employment transfers a possibility?  Is the neighborhood/school system favourable?  Some projects have more of an impact on the resale of a house and some will simply be too expensive to tackle. 

Real estate professionals are a good source for your research.  They can tell you where the best changes will affect the value of your home and you can go from there.