Remortgaging your home is not recommended in most cases and you should be prepared that a second mortgage loan rate will in almost all cases be much higher than your existing mortgage rate. It is worth remembering how much additional responsibility and burden the buying of a home, and with it a great deal of debt, brings. Small improvements in home design do not really justify adding to this burden, and it can be the undoing of many if they have not fully accepted and planned for the payment terms. When mortgages are defaulted on the worst can and does happen, a fact many who have lost their homes in recent years could testify to.
That said, there are instances where taking out an additional loan on your home can pay dividends. Reinvesting in your property may provide a far greater financial benefit than the total cost of your loan. Obviously it is important to ensure that you can afford the payments or all this work on the home might only benefit the lenders when they repossess it, which would be a devastating blow.
Rather than invest in their property some opt to use a second mortgage to finance some other venture, like a new business. It may be more cost efficient to raise start up cash from a home than other sources and many will choose this path for that reason. Again it is imperative that all financial considerations are planned for properly to ensure that a failing business does not take the family home down with it.
Probably the most sensible and safest reasoning for refinancing a home is for buying up existing debt, perhaps with credit card and personal finance companies, who are charging the borrower at a more costly rate of interest. This can not only reduce monthly outgoings but also help reorganize and simplify your finances. As always, the main thing to work out, regardless of your reason for taking out the loan, is whether you can realistically afford it.