At P.L. Lyons, we love the process of building a brand new custom home. However, we love doing remodels just as much and the ways that they can transform your current home. We want to share the benefits of why you would want to choose to remodel your home instead of building a completely new on. Below we will also address common misconceptions of home remodeling and answer the most common questions we get about it. Let’s start with the pros of home remodeling.
Our team of designers, builders, and architects wants to make the home remodeling process as smooth as possible since it is already your beloved home after all. We are committed to excellent service, communication, and integrity throughout the entire remodeling process. If you are mulling over the idea of whether you should remodel, here are some of the benefits of remodeling over building.
The Pros of Remodeling Over a New Build
- A faster timeline (usually)
- You’d like to stay in your current home. So you can enhance rather than uproot.
- Saving money (usually)
- An exciting way to express personal style. Maybe you are newly retired or an empty nester, it’s a great way to welcome the new season.
- Increase the value of your current property
These are some of the many benefits of remodeling your home. Not only can remodeling save you time through a faster project timeline, but it could save money as opposed to purchasing a brand new house or a new lot along with a new construction. Remodeling gives you the power to customize whatever space in your home that you aren’t fully happy with. It’s a wonderful thing when you can take that opportunity. Whether it’s a remodel to certain features in the house, a larger renovation, or even a new addition, these kinds of updates will likely increase the property value of your home.
Common Misconceptions or Fears of Doing A Remodel
Unfortunately, many homeowners shy away from doing home remodels because have they have so many questions, or even misconceptions, about the process. We have a lot of insight on those uncertainties. Ones such as:
- It will not fit into the aesthetic or “feel” of the rest of your home
This is why we have an architect on our team to make sure that your remodeling plans will fit into the current aesthetic and structure of the rest of your home. And of course, it’s our job to make sure it can structurally and legally (according to codes) work too. So no need to figure all that out on your own. That’s why we’re here.
- It’s more costly than it’s worth
As we’ve already mentioned, if you’re genuinely dissatisfied by certain parts of your home, it will likely be cheaper to remodel than to start a new construction. In fact, in today’s real estate market, it’s probably more effective for you to update your home than to buy another house on the market for which you’d have to offer above asking price. This is one reason home equity loans are readily available and more families are taking advantage of them.
- It will be difficult to handle that work inside my home.
Remodeling your home is a process. But so is the process of searching and purchasing or bulding a brand new home. It all depends on what you are looking for and the effort you want to put into the process. Remodeling does not have to be difficult though. And we really believe in its benefits. If you make good decisions about who you work with and if you are well-informed with proper expectations, it should be a great experience.
This is why we created a content offer to answer your top 10 questions on Remodeling. We hope this content offer will allow you to see all of the benefits and what to expect if you choose to remodel. It might just be the best decision you make this year. Download this content offer now by clicking the image below!
Also feel free to contact us if you are ready to have a conversation about remodeling your home.