New Construction Remodeling
If you are looking for a Boulder business to handle your new construction remodeling needs for your home, you’ve come to the right place.
To learn more about our new construction remodeling services, please read on to find out more:
New Construction vs. Remodeling
The dilemma is a common one: you are ready to do a remodel on your house. As you start planning and preparing for it, the problems you need to address and the changes you want to make continue to snowball, until you feel like you are building a completely new house. Your planned remodel gets stuck in indecisiveness, as you debate whether to start from scratch, or stick to the remodel.
Knowing when your project qualifies as new construction vs. remodeling is important. Technically, new construction is anything built from the ground up, while a remodel or renovation is built on an existing house. But builders risk insurance will need specific details on what exactly you are doing. Also, if you want to purchase coverage for a remodeling project, it’s important to note that not all small projects will qualify for coverage. You will need to work with your contractor to make sure you are within the guidelines of whichever solution you go with: new construction or remodeling.
Most Cost Effective
If budget is a big concern for you, take an honest look at what you are wanting to accomplish with the remodel. Almost always, new construction will come in more cost effective than a remodel or renovation. It is much easier for a builder to demo the existing home and start from scratch, with no restrictions like load bearing walls, ventilation systems, plumbing, etc.
When you remodel, there is always something unexpected that comes up, and working within the confined walls you are keeping can be a challenge and require more work. More work usually leads to higher cost. Also keep in mind the non-building costs associated with a new build- architect fees, design fees and closing costs, to name a few.
Other Factors to Consider
But budget isn’t the only factor to consider. Do you like your neighborhood and are you trying to stay in it? Maybe you cannot make the changes that you want in your current home? Factor in the pros and cons of each option, then prioritize your top must-haves. Doing so will help you zero in on what is really possible. Consult a design expert and contractors to get their opinion and advice. Sometimes a professional can see the bigger picture.
If leaving a low carbon footprint is a big deal to you, remodeling and renovating are the greener options. While there are many eco-friendly options and materials available for building, the carbon impact of the actual construction process could take up to 80 years to negate. For those trying to live a more sustainable life, that could be a deal breaker. Remodeling with more sustainable materials will serve you better in the long run if a small carbon footprint is your top goal.