Monday, June 19, 2017

Should I Renovate My Current Home or Buy New Construction



Ask any contractor that specializes in home construction what the most common question is that they are asked and I guarantee is will center around buying new construction or renovating a current space.  The problem with this question is that both options make sense depending on several factors.
The first and most important factor is to determine if renovations are even an option.  Is your home structurally sound?  If the home was properly built and has been maintained you can almost guarantee that the primary structure of the home is solid.  Thus meaning renovation would not only be possible but a solid option for homeowners that are overall pleased with their current home.
Contractors will inspect the homes foundation, outer walls, roofing, and support beams to ensure that your home can handle the renovation or addition you are proposing.  More often than not if your home is in a desirable location and you are overall happy renovating will be a better choice than new construction.  It allvieates the need to move and let’s face it hiring a professional contractor to knock a few walls down is less expensive and less time consuming than moving an entire household.
There are many things about a home that start to bother us over time and lead us to believe we would be better off starting from scratch by building a new construction home.  The reality is that most often your wish list involves on a few minor changes, repairs, and upgrades that a professional can easily and inexpensively provide.
In certain situations new construction is the only way to go.  If the home that you are currently in has a weak or failing structure that is in need of repair remodeling may not be cost effective.  If the home is in a location that you don’t love it may be better to find a piece of property and start from scratch.
If the renovations that you are looking to accomplish involve a great deal of electrical or plumbing needing to be changed, new construction might be a cheaper option.  In order to make a decision on whether you should look into building new construction or renovate your current home it is crucial that you take a look at all the pieces in the puzzle.  There is not a one size fits all answer.  While one family may decide that a new fresh space is exactly what they want while others may adore the idea of the convient option of upgrading the space they are in.
Learn more about Aspen Construction and the variety of home construction upgrades they provide including: new construction, home additions, bathroom remodeling, kitchen renovations, and finished basements at www.aspencoinc.com.  To contact one of our home construction specialists call 517.404.2176 today.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rethinking home remodeling

(NBC News) A hot real estate market may have triggered another type of housing boom: surveys and studies are showing that home remodeling is more preferable these days to home relocation. Nearly three out of four homeowners surveyed by Angie's List are planning a remodeling project this year, while a Harvard Center for Housing study anticipates healthy growth in remodeling through 2025. Re-doing the kitchen is the most popular and most expensive remodeling project. CNBC's Kelli Grant recently broke down data from the remodeling website Houzz.com on what consumers spent on remodeling projects last year. Kitchen renovations averaged $20,000, while bathroom makeovers cost on average $12,000. Grant says you shouldn't expect a full return on your investment. "You end up recouping somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 to 70% back in terms of added values," she says. Original Source:http://www.kob.com/news/rethinking-home-remodeling/4504649/ Original Author: NBC News Channel Original Date: June 05, 2017