A recent study released by the National Association of Home Builders reveals that whole home renovations made the list at #4 of most common jobs for remodelers in 2014. It was beat out by less expensive projects such as bathroom remodeling (which tops the list at #1), kitchen renovations (#2) and window/door replacements (#3). Whole home renovations – which include a series of improvements that can dramatically alter the appearance/functionality of the interior and/or exterior of a house – may prove a practical solution for homeowners who love their neighborhood, but have grown disenchanted with the home itself.
“With many of our semi-custom and custom home construction projects, we frequently buy dated homes in highly sought after communities – like a 1950’s ranch in the City of Brookhaven,” explains Atlanta-based Highlight Homes’ founder, Tony Pourhassan. “More often than not, we elect to raze those original houses and start anew, but in the case of a family who already owns the home and has special memories there – that may not be a desirable option for them. If a home offers a base structure with good integrity, but it’s a ranch without a basement and the family is growing – we can add an upper level and completely alter the look of the exterior and interior. In the case of a home that’s already two-stories but has an outdated floorplan, we can adjust the flow of the interior and possibly add a room or two so it proves a better fit for the family who lives there.”
With multi-generational living on the rise, a whole home renovation may be a great way to stay true to one generation while making room for the next. Age-in-place elements can be incorporated for aging parents, while the latest trends in residential construction and décor can be incorporated to make the newest inhabitants feel right at home. A renovation partner like Highlight Homes – which is truly invested in the happiness of the homeowners with whom it partners – will strive to provide a seamless transition between “the old” and “the new” in a home so that it feels as though they are all part of one cohesive look.
Best of all, a whole home renovation may prove less expensive than the construction of an entirely new home. You get to keep the same great neighbors, same easy commute and access to the same awesome shops and restaurants, but your home will have a completely new look. While you won’t have to undergo the hassle of moving, you may have to get creative with storage and living arrangements while your home undergoes its transformation. Still – in the long run – the good will likely far outweigh the temporary inconvenience.
To start a dialogue about a whole home renovation for your house, reach out to the talented team at Highlight Homes by calling 678.873.9234, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or filling out our convenient online contact form. If you’d like to view a list of services that Highlight Homes provides and view a portfolio of some of their previous projects, be sure to visit www.highlighthomesga.com.