- Making your home more comfortable to live in
- Redesigning your space to be more functional
- Increasing the value of your home
- Potentially making it easier to sell down the road
- Creating more living space or storage as needed
- Saving money by improving your home's energy efficiency
- Improving your home's curb appeal with a few exterior updates
The Pros of MovingMoving Offers the Chance for a Fresh Start Have you been craving a new adventure in a different city? Are you tired of the same old? If so, moving may just be the fresh start you've been looking for. A New Home in a New Location From unwelcome changes in the neighborhood to long commutes, there are many reasons you may be unhappy with your current location. Regardless, cosmetic changes won't make you love your neighborhood. If that's the case, moving is more than likely the best option. Building Your Dream Home Unfortunately, there are times when no amount of remodeling will make you want to stay in your current home. Purchasing a home built to spec lets you customize it to suit your unique style and needs.
The Cons of MovingSelling Your Home Can Be Costly Realtor fees and moving costs are generally expected when selling your home, but there are many other costs to consider. For example, you may need to purchase appliances, furniture or decor to fit your new home's design. Moving is Stressful and Time-Consuming Moving means unpredictable showings, endless packing, and a lot of cleaning. In addition, moving can require you to take time off of work, especially if there are tight closing deadlines. You May Not Sell Your Home for Asking Price If you live in an older home, be prepared to make some updates in order to sell your home for the desired price. At the very least, you may need to make concessions on things like flooring or appliances to the seller so they can make their own updates. You May Have to Make Sacrifices Finding a home in your price range that checks every box on your list may be easier said than done. Knowing what you want is great, but be prepared to make some sacrifices.
The Pros of Remodeling Your HomeStaying in Your Neighborhood Perhaps on the biggest benefits of remodeling is getting to stay in the neighborhood you adore. If you love your home's location and have come to rely on your neighbors, remodeling might make more sense than moving. Replicating the comfort that comes from knowing your neighborhood and the people in it can be difficult. Redesigning Your Space to Fit Your Needs After living in your home for a while, chances are you know exactly what you need to change in order to make you happy. Whether that's a few tweaks here and there or a complete overhaul, redesigning your space could be exactly what you need to fall back in love with your existing home. No Moving Expenses or Tight Timelines Moving can be a very expensive ordeal. From securing a moving truck to realtor fees, even the smallest of costs start to add up. When you add in the stress of trying to find a new home while selling your current one, you might just begin to wonder if it was worth the hassle. Though remodeling can be expensive too, there's often a lot less to juggle.
The Cons of Remodeling Your HomeLiving in a Construction Zone Remodeling your home often means living in the middle of a construction zone. While the project is underway, you can expect to deal with dust, noise, and a little chaos until it's complete. Unexpected Expenses Remodeling your home can stir up some costly surprises, especially if you plan to tear down walls or relocate existing plumbing. However, leaving a cushion in your remodeling budget to cover hidden expenses is an easy way to prepare for any issues that may arise. While there are pros and cons to both sides, deciding whether to remodel or move is a choice only you and your family can make. If you think remodeling is the right choice for you, get in touch with our team. We'd love to chat! Read More
Come and see what our award-winning 2015 NARI National Contractor of the Year team can do for you during the Parade of Home’s Fall Remodelers Showcase tour this weekend.
The Showcase features a project Knight completed at 4779 Highcroft Court, Eagan. The extensive renovation of this 90's two-story home fulfilled the family's desire for functionality and design.
On the main level, we reconfigured the kitchen and dining room to accommodate a large peninsula and walk-in pantry. We also converted the old laundry into a proper mudroom with custom storage and a tile floor.
The home now features a more convenient upstairs laundry. We also updated the master suite with a spa tub and large walk-in shower. The upper landing and staircase feature hardwood flooring and a new custom railing.
The Knight Construction Design project is one of 63 remodeled homes on the Remodelers Showcase tour this weekend. Homes can be seen from noon to 6 PM today and tomorrow (Oct 3-4).
To reach the Knight showcase home, take Highway 77 to Cliff Road, west on Cliff Road, south on Slater Road, east on Warrick Court, and south on Highcroft Court. Watch for the R-24 sign on the right.Read More
The old kitchen was dark, inefficient and outdated. A mechanicals chase for the furnace and water heater flue had divided the room and led to awkward appliance placement. Short, dark cabinets wasted space and vinyl flooring clashed with surrounding carpeting.
Gary Knight and Peck worked together to overcome every obstacle to produce a space that works every bit as well as it looks. The new kitchen features:
• New, white ceiling-height cabinets are enameled to match existing main level trim.
• New dark oak floor throughout the main level integrates the kitchen, dining room, living room and entry hall and anchors Dorian Gray and Tony Taupe painted walls.
• A new high efficiency direct-vent furnace and water heater in the lower level eliminates the obtrusive chase to make way for Bosch double ovens and a French-door fridge.
• An enlarged Marvin window, LED undercabinet lights and multiple recessed ceiling lights await installation of peninsula pendant lights for a bright, safe and pleasant cooking environment.
• Wall cabinets at the peninsula were adapted to conceal rerouted mechanicals.
• Touch-free high-rise faucet, deep drawers and multiple organization features enhance accessibility.
• Counter-depth, stainless steel Bosch refrigerator, dishwasher, gas cooktop and stacked microwave/convection and conventional wall ovens create a functional workspace.
• An efficient, VentAHood range hood replaces the noisy old space saver microwave.
• A reduced coat closet gave way to a more inviting entry.
• Granite countertops and a darker under-mount Blanco sink replace the laminate counter over-mount sink.
The project demonstrated that even a small kitchen remodeling can make a big impact with clever design details and superior craftsmanship. To learn more about the project and discuss your own remodeling needs, contact Gary or Kristen at Knight Construction Design. Read More