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New Construction vs. Whole House Remodel: Building Options for Your Home

Whole House Remodeling

Does your current home need some sprucing up or are you dreaming of building a new home? Whether you plan to build a brand new custom house, or you are simply looking to remodel your current home, each choice comes with its advantages and drawbacks. At Kastler Construction Inc., we make it our mission to help homeowners make the right decision for their lifestyles.

Below, we have listed the pros and cons of both new construction and whole house remodeling projects. If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Oakland County remodeling experts for an in-home remodeling consultation. We are always happy to help.

New Construction Pros

With new construction, you have the freedom to create a living space that fits your family’s needs. Want a home office tucked away from the bustle of family life? Need larger bedrooms? We can make it happen. Likewise, we can also create an open floor plan that’s inclusive of the kitchen, dining room, and living room to create a more social experience for you and your future house guests. There are so many possibilities waiting to be discovered when you decide to build a new custom home.

New Construction Cons

When building a newcustom home, cost can quickly become an issue.  Often many custom and design extras that were not planned for get added during the process when building a custom home. When creating a home build budget for your new home, make sure that you have extra money tucked away to ensure you will create the home you really want. At Kastler Construction Inc., we work hard to identify potential cost overruns early in the planning process. Our goal is to work efficiently so that you can move into your new home as soon as possible.

Another con to building a custom home is that you will have to find land suitable for building. Undeveloped land is often farther away from more populated areas, meaning you may have to drive farther to get to work or the grocery store. However, at Kastler Construction Inc., we can help you find properties in highly desirable neighborhoods – tearing down an existing house and building a new custom home.

If the piece of land you select for your custom home is in the process of being developed into a new neighborhood, you may also have to put up with the noise of construction until the home development project is complete.

Whole House Remodel Pros

If you like the current structureof your home and your existing neighborhood, you may be more content to stick with what you have. This can especially be true of historically built homes or with homes that have a basic layout that work for your lifestyle and design preferences. At Kastler Construction Inc., we can work with you to create the home of your dreams with reconfigurations, additions, kitchen and bathroom updates, and today’s amenities, while retaining the current existing features you love.  Sometimes a whole house remodel can even look like a newly built home!

Whole House Remodel Cons

Home remodeling can be stressful when structural constraints limit your vision. Today’sfloor plans are often more open, emphasizing natural light. Open spaces also allow family members and friends to congregate and move freely from room to room, making your home a much more social space. Knocking out walls to fulfill this vision may not be a possibility for your house remodeling plans, especially if there is important wiring or plumbing in those specific walls.

Whether you are interested in remodeling your home, or you are looking to create a brand new space to call home, feel free to call Kastler Construction Inc., Oakland County’s premier home building contractors at (248) 655-5580. We make it our mission to create beautiful homes for our clients.