Scott Binsack on whether to build a new house or renovate an existing house

When it comes to finding your dream home, you may be faced with the option to remodel an existing home or to start anew with an entirely new structure. So what points should you consider when opting to build a new home or remodel an existing home? That’s exactly what Mansions & Estates International CEO and building consultant Scott Binsack will explore in today’s article!

Pros and Cons of Remodeling a Home

When it comes to remodeling a home, there are a number of benefits and disadvantages.

One benefit of remodeling a home instead of building a new home is the timeframe, as it often takes a lot less time to gut the property and remodel the home.

Another major benefit is cost, as the cost is often significantly lesser than building a new home. You can also maintain the elements that you enjoy, while renovating or remodeling the areas that you wish to alter.

When dealing with an older or historic home, you can often salvage and restore many old components, which can add a new element of historic authenticity to the home, while adding all of the modern amenities and features that you wish to include.

Some of the disadvantages surround the limitations that you may have when remodeling, since you must generally keep the same layout and floor plan. Although many homeowners will opt to include an addition to add extra space.

A number of older homes may require some fairly costly craftsmanship in order to maintain a period-consistent look; this can add time and expense to the equation in some cases.

Pros and Cons if You Decide to Build a New Home

If you choose to build a new home, you will also face a number of benefits and disadvantages. One major advantage is that you can build a new home in the exact style and size that you choose, which is always a major plus. Although if you choose to build a home that has an older, Victorian or Colonial style, the craftsmanship required to achieve this look in an authentic way can be quite costly and time consuming.

When building a new home, you’ll be dealing with a much longer timeframe since you must go through the architectural design process and the entire building process from the ground up, whereas when you remodel or restore a property, you can often utilize some existing elements such as the frame and foundation.

If you choose to bulldoze an existing home to build in an ideal plot of land, this can add extra time and expense to the equation as well, so this is yet another key consideration.

If you’re going to build a new home, then see Scott Binsack’s related article on How Big Should My New Home Be?

Turn to Construction Consultant Scott Binsack at Mansions & Estates International

These are just a few of the important considerations you should keep in mind when deciding whether to renovate or remodel an existing home or build a new home from the ground up.

If you’re seeking convenience and a smooth build, don’t forget to turn to a construction consultant like “Scott Binsack” of Mansions & Estates International. Scott will serve as a liaison between you, the client and the architect, contractor and craftsmen. Your building consultant can serve as your biggest advocate, while also ensuring that the job is completed in a manner that reflects your expectations and needs.

So if you’re ready to build a new home, turn to Scott Binsack, founder and CEO of Mansions & Estates International, a firm that’s committed to providing in-depth construction consulting solutions to clients worldwide. Call 800.956.3855.


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