5 Reasons Your Condo Needs a Makeover

by | May 16, 2019 | Knowledge Base

As spring fades and summer comes into bloom we tend to spend more time outdoors. But with the snow and rain out of the way, our biggest investments may now start to show signs of wear.

One of the great things about living in a condo is that most (if not all) of the owners share an interest in keeping common areas preserved and looking good. Even better is that this is budgeted for in the reserve fund so it is there when you need it.

Maybe it has been a while though, since any major work has been done and you’re thinking that the place could use a little TLC to enhance your curb appeal.

Well you’re probably right – and here are 5 reasons you should go for it.

1. Increase Value

For most people, their homes are their biggest investment. It is often bought with the intention of having an asset, and something that will increase in value. According to HGTV, “exterior improvements such as vinyl siding, painting, front entry, has an average rate of return of 95.5%”. Making sure your exterior is looking pristine can be a major factor when it comes to selling your home, so it is important to stay on top of it.

2. Protect Your Investment

A makeover is more than just a chance to beautify your home. It is an opportunity to protect it. A new coat of paint for example, can add years of life to the exterior of a house and prolong the life of the material underneath. The same thing goes for caulking, which is commonly overlooked but is an important part of the structure of the house. Improper, loose, or cracked caulking can lead to water, dust, air, or bugs getting into places they shouldn’t be, and potentially leave you with a big problem. Proper caulking done by professionals will be able to help protect your investment as well as replace old and unsightly worn caulking with new beads that will help seal drafty areas.

3. It Looks Amazing

Aside from the other protective benefits, I will admit it looks amazing to have a whole new makeover on your home. Nothing beats the anticipation of waiting to see what your home will look like once everything is done. Of course, this is only true when you hire the right contractor for the project. 

4. Improved Mood And Positive Outlook

Have you ever gone to the salon and gotten a hair cut or style that just blew you away? Remember that feeling of confidence and pride being able to show it off? Now imagine having that same sense of confidence and pride, but all the time. There are few things in life that provide the same sense of pride and accomplishment as coming home from work and seeing a beautifully painted house with brand new caulking, flawless siding, and a perfectly manicured lawn. When you know your home is well taken care of, it’s easy to stay more relaxed and confident.

5. Opportunity To Repair Damage

Often times a makeover isn’t done just to make things pretty. It also affords an opportunity to fix things before the fun starts. This can involve things such as removing old caulking, sanding chipped paint, replacing siding, patching brick, and any other things that need to be fixed before starting a job. This means the makeover will essentially leave you feeling like you have a brand new house.

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