To build or not to build — that is often the five million-dollar question. Many people cherish their older homes, brimming with character and plenty to love. Could those be reimagined with a twist of luxury and panache? Others crave a clean, fresh slate which you can only achieve with a completely new custom build.
Whether you’re aiming to upgrade, reshape, re-envision, or begin at the beginning, you want it to be utterly you. Your personality, the effortlessness of your preferences, the ease of a singular, unparalleled masterpiece.
Whether you wish to erect an elite learning environment for your children, a private oasis for luxurious seclusion, or a state-of-the-art technological wonder, you may evaluate:
Should I remodel?
Or should I build?
The best way to navigate this all-important consideration is to write out a priority list.
Weighing the pros and cons of remodeling versus building a custom home will help determine the best path for you.
Here are some ideas to help you weigh this powerful decision.
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Remodeling a Luxury Home
Opting to renovate instead of building new has both advantages and disadvantages. So much depends on the type of home you want and what is possible to change on an existing structure. It’s truly up to you which you choose.
Remodeling a luxury home has a bevy of benefits:
You retain a home that may have historical or nostalgic significance.
For small scale-renovations, you may not be required to relocate during the remodel, or only very temporarily.
A remodeled home can reset the clock, breathing new life and purpose to the home — not to mention added luxury and customization.
Remodeling gives you the chance environmentally friendly, energy efficient, and high-end selections for existing components of your home.
Renovating a home maintains the old-time charm while supporting a modern lifestyle that satisfies your love of the past.
Still, sometimes the cost and time to achieve your reimagined luxury space are not worth it.
Ask yourself these questions as you consider a luxury remodel:
Is your current home in your ideal location?
Is the cost of making necessary changes to your home more than the cost of building a new one?
Are you renovating a historic home, and if so, are desired changes possible?
Now, dear reader, let’s venture into truly thrilling territory: what if you could build the home of your wildest dreams, and every single decision was yours to make?
Building a Luxury Home
Whether it’s gleaming white marble mosaics or rough-hewn aged oak floors or towering custom-cut glass windows, there are countless decisions and benefits of building a brand new luxury home.
A new custom home on a chosen parcel of land means you can design and locate everything to have the best natural view.
Everything is to your taste and desires.
You begin with nothing and bring your personal vision to life.
Some of the benefits of building a luxury home include:
Everything is perfect and pristine. You won’t have to upgrade or repair for a while.
You can select sustainable materials and environmentally friendly design elements for an earth-friendly mansion.
You will enjoy the most cutting-edge designs and modern applications for smart home technology, deploying enviable and convenient systems.
There are truly no restrictions and you have endless design options. With a luxury new build, you are not confined to the walls of an existing layout. There is no limit to how you can imagine opulence and grandeur in your new home.
Of course, the best experience is achieved with the right partner.
A capable custom luxury home builder will help you evaluate all of the little logistics that affect your build:
Local building codes
The exclusive, exciting neighborhoods you have to choose from
How your home will be flawlessly placed on your land
Remodeling Versus Building
The timeline for completing a new luxury home build is likely to be longer than for a renovation.
While complex renovations can take several months, new custom home construction requires time for approvals and permitting, site preparation, and all phases of construction.
In building versus remodeling, you can select your customized floor plan precisely to your liking.
While timelines and costs differ, much depends on the extent of your renovation compared to a custom new build.
How to Decide Whether to Remodel or Build
The decision to renovate or build new depends on individual factors different for each person and situation. You can start by imagining your dream situation.
Is your vision to bring luxury to life within the walls of a lovely, historic brick Tudor?
Or, do you imagine the crisp freshness of a kitchen gleaming with brand new everything–from copper hardware pulls to gorgeous red knobs of a new Viking stove.
Ask yourself: which vision brings you joy and pride?
Beyond the feelings a home can and should evoke, you’ll need to consider your goals for the home from a practicality and investment perspective.
Who will make memories within its walls?
How do you wish to host and entertain?
How will this home support your family and future?
Weighing the must-haves with what you believe in your heart you deserve will ultimately determine which path to pursue.
The Perfect Custom Home Builder
Restoring timeless charm or envisioning life within the walls of a hand-selected floor plan — these are the decisions you’ll have the privilege to make on the path to a luxury home.
Whether it’s a tasteful renovation of your existing home or a custom new build, the avenue to the most wonderful life is available to you.
To begin your journey to a luxury home, reach out to the Frazier Homes team today.
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