As the saying goes, "home is where the heart is." But what happens when your home no longer meets the needs of your heart and lifestyle? That was the dilemma faced by our Creative Director, Andy, who recently decided to renovate his 80s-era home instead of building a new one.
Andy's home had small, broken-up rooms that no longer fit his family's lifestyle. He wanted to create a more open-concept living space that would allow for easier socializing and interaction. He also wanted to upgrade his kitchen, which was too small for his family's needs.
But why renovate instead of building new? For Andy, there were a couple big reasons. First, the neighborhood, the nostalgia it brought him since he grew up with family members who lived there. And practically speaking, it was close to good schools and convenient shopping. Additionally, he felt that renovating was a more cost-effective option than building new.
Andy's renovation was not just about aesthetics; it was also about improving the functionality and making the home more energy-efficient. As a professional designer, he was able to call upon years of experience transforming client's homes to create a space that met his family's needs and lifestyle while also adding value to his property.
But Andy's story is not unique. Many homeowners face a similar dilemma: do they renovate or build new? While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, there are several factors to consider.
Key Reasons to Choose to Renovate
First, location is key. If you love your neighborhood and community, renovating may be the best option to maintain your connection to the area. Renovating also allows you to preserve the historical or cultural significance of your home.
/02 Cost for New-Build vs Renovation
Second, cost is an important consideration. Depending on the scope of the renovation, renovating can be a more cost-effective option than building new. Renovating also allows you to keep your existing foundation and structure, which can save you money on materials and labor.
/03 Updating Functionality
Finally, functionality is crucial. If your home no longer meets the needs of your lifestyle, renovating can be a way to create a more functional and efficient space that works for you and your family.
So, How Can You Get Started on Your Renovation Journey?
Andy recommends contacting our Client Care Department to connect you with a professional designer who can help you create a design that meets your needs and budget. At Su Casa, we provide a range of services to help homeowners with designing their renovation, including 3D renderings, detailed plans, and project management.
In the end, whether you choose to renovate or build new, the goal is the same: to create a space that meets your needs and reflects your lifestyle. By working with a professional and keeping your priorities in mind, you can achieve your renovation goals and create a home that you love.
We'd love to provide that professional expertise to your home transformation! Click the link below to start the conversation.