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  • Tom Frawley

5 Signs You’re Ready for a Home Remodeling Project

Updated: Feb 27, 2019



You never think it’ll happen to you. One day you’re signing papers for a house so perfect it has you already plotting furniture layouts. But, now you’re stepping over yet another basket full of stuff, wondering how you ever thought this place would work.

This is especially true when it comes to older homes. With quirky features and a rich history, it’s easy to fall in love. But the craftsmanship of the late 1890’s to mid 1900’s often falls short in terms of storage space and sight lines. Let’s face it — a compact layout just doesn’t cut it when you’re trying to accommodate your growing family.

It’s natural to form an attachment to your house. But what do you do when your “home-sweet-home” becomes the major source of your frustration? We’ve got you covered.


Check out these five signs you’re ready for a home remodeling project.

  1. Storage solutions outnumber your actual furniture Investing in a couple of storage-focused pieces is smart, but if you’re sacrificing style for more places to stash your stuff, it may be time to remodel. A good layout will allow you to enjoy both storage and design.

  2. Your dining room has become another closet An increasing number of modern home designs are foregoing a separate dining room in exchange for a more open floor plan. That dining table covered with odds and ends is a sign you need a change. Consider if a compact layout is right for your family and communicate that to your builder.

  3. The children are heard but not seen Every parent knows the challenge of keeping an eye on the kids while trying to get dinner on the table. When you’re in a more compact layout, it can be difficult to keep the family in the same room, and no one wants the anxiety that comes with minimal sight lines. Are you constantly stopping tasks to do check-ins? If so, it’s definitely a sign you’re ready for a home remodel.

  4. Your house fails the party test When you’re having a larger gathering, it’s important to note how your home flows with your guest list. Are people crammed into corners and divided by your existing floor plan? It’s time to make your layout suit you and those who you welcome into your home — not the other way around. A good remodel will allow you to be the best host possible and ensure your home is a welcoming setting for any party at home.

  5. You don’t want to move, but… If you find yourself reluctant to seek out a new home despite it limitations, that’s a good sign a home remodel is the best choice for you. Your house is an investment, and a good remodel can add life — and value — back into your well-loved space. With a good remodel, you can remind yourself why you chose this house to be your home in the first place.

Investing in a home remodel allows you to combine your house’s character with the modern conveniences of a better layout and storage solutions. If you found yourself nodding your head to most of the signs on this list, it’s time to contact us at Homestead Remodeling & Construction to learn about our services today.


Homestead Remodeling & Construction specializes in home remodeling and construction services in the Twin Cities. Services include Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Basement Remodeling and Home Addition Remodeling. We serve the following areas: Lilydale, Mendota Heights, Minneapolis, Sunfish Lake and St Paul.


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