Whole home renovations are popular for homeowners who have purchased or who are purchasing a home that is older and needs significant work to bring it up to modern standards. As you likely know, one option to get that new house feel is to buy something a little older at a favorable price, and spend some time and money truly making it your home.
Some homeowners in this situation prefer to do the work themselves. However, most homeowners recognize that doing the work up front can save significant time and money in the long run. Rather than be stressed out with a “project house” that requires a lot of time and attention for months or even years, homeowners who choose to do a whole home renovation have the luxury of moving in and enjoying their new home from the very beginning.
What Is Involved in a Whole House Remodel?
Every situation is different, and there are limitless options to choose from when renovating your home. Here are some of the things that you can expect during a whole home remodel:
- Replace windows, doors, and siding
- Remove interior walls
- Patch and repair walls and ceilings
- Refinish hardwood floors
- Remove or replace carpet
- Replace or refinish interior doors and trim work
- Paint all walls and ceilings
- Install new light fixtures or recessed lighting
- Full remodel of kitchen and bathrooms
- Repair or replace deck and porch
- Upgrade or replace HVAC system or components
Of course you don’t have to do all of these things, but it’s a list that can help you begin to plan. Since this is not something that homeowners do very often, it’s difficult to think of everything ahead of time and budget accordingly.
Whole home renovations can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the scope of work, weather, permitting, and the like. With every project proposal that we develop, we include a detailed timeline with an estimated completion date. We know how important planning is for you and your family, so we always want you to know what to expect and when to expect it.
Contact Razzano Homes for a Consultation
If you are considering purchasing a “fixer-upper” in the Capital District area, or you are looking to remodel a home that you already own, we invite you to contact us to ask questions about getting started. We will do our best to assess your home’s situation and provide you with our professional expertise on your best course of action.