Remodeling vs. Rebuilding: Which Redesign Option is Right for You?Remodeling vs. Rebuilding: Which Redesign Option is Right for You? https://sunnyleahomes.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/sunneylea-img-1024x676.jpg 1024 676 Marino Scopelleti https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/4f0c6f55dea8f5901fae4cb7ca19ec54?s=96&d=mm&r=g
When it comes time to renovate your home, it’s not always easy choosing between remodeling and rebuilding. On the one hand, remodeling offers the chance to stay in your current home and make changes that suit your needs and style. But, on the other hand, rebuilding can provide you with a completely new home that meets all your wants and needs. So, which is the better option? The answer lies in your budget, timeline, and goals for your renovation project.
How much can you spend?
If you’re tight on money, we recommend remodeling as the best option. Remodeling allows you to start in one room or area of your home and move on to the next as your budget and timeline allow.
On the flip side, rebuilding your home requires a complete demolition which is very permanent. After your first big purchase of tearing down your home, you’re forced to commit to building a new one from the ground up – literally. Unless your goal is to be the owner of a vacant lot, you must move forward with the building process and fast. A partially complete house with an exposed structure battling against the elements is never good.
Where will you stay during construction?
The beauty of a remodel is you don’t have to move out! Instead, you can live in your home during the entire process and work with our team of design-build contractors to create a custom space that meets all your needs. Remodels are an excellent option for families since you don’t have to pack up all your belongings and pay to live elsewhere. This can benefit you in savings and convenience and may be necessary if this is your only home.
If you opt for a rebuild, you need to have a plan for where you’ll live during construction. This usually means renting another property or moving in with family or friends. Remember that the rebuild process takes much longer than a remodel, so you must be prepared for an extended stay away from home, which can mean lots of money in rent.
What are your goals for the project?
If you want to update your home and make it more functional and comfortable for your family, then a remodel is the right choice. Remodeling allows you to customize your home to meet your needs and change the layout or design to suit your lifestyle better. You can also take on smaller projects that have a significant impact, such as a kitchen or bathroom remodel, which our design-build contractors can complete in a shorter timeline than a rebuild.
On the other hand, rebuilding may be the best option if you’re looking for a complete change – or if your home requires significant repairs. A rebuild allows you to start from scratch and design a home perfect for your family. You’ll also have confidence knowing that everything in your home is brand new and up to code.
The bottom line is that there’s no one answer regarding remodeling vs. rebuilding. It all depends on your specific goals, needs, and budget. If you’re unsure which redesign option is best for you, our team of custom home builders and custom rebuild specialists can help you make the right decision. Contact us today to get started!