Should you, or shouldn’t you renovate your home? Here are some tips to help you make that decision:

1. Determine your goals – what is the purpose of your renovation? Are you renovating to sell? Renovating to stay? Renovating to add living space? Once you have determined what you’re trying to accomplish, you’ll get a clearer picture of whether or not you should renovate.

2. Create a list – look around and keep a running checklist of the items that you are thinking of updating in your home. Note whether you are renovating to fix problems and the importance of these types of renovations.

3. Determine whether the ideas are NEEDS or WANTS – there are differences between renovations you need to do and renovations that you want to do.

4. Once you determine if a renovation is necessary or if it’s just something you want to do, look at your list and start saving ideas for what your expected outsome is – look at design ideas and you can begin to look at what the costs will be.

If you are renovating because you need to, the decision is an easy one. If you are renovating because you want to, it’s important to set your expectations and budget clearly. If you can’t set clear expectations or the required budget for a renovation that is a want, maybe it’s not time yet! Keep your list and ideas – take the time needed to save up for your budget.