Buying a Home With Intent to Remodel

Buying a Home With Intent to Remodel

Feb 3, 2017

From: Design Build Pros

One inquiry we get frequently at Design Build Pros is homeowners who purchase homes with the intention of embarking on a “major remodel”, whether that is in the form a complete interior renovation, large additions, add-a-level, or some combination of the aforementioned. While Design Build Pros has successfully done the design and development for several of these types of projects, there are various aspects of the major remodel undertaking that homeowners should understand ahead of time.

Feasibility:

One of the things to consider is the feasibility of the project you want to attempt. Considering adding an attic loft for water views above the second floor? Perhaps a living room addition off the back of the home or a mudroom off the side. Maybe a second garage? Your dream project may not be allowed by your township. The framing of the existing home as well as town zoning parameters and easements may prohibit or delay the work you want to do.