Here at All-Build, we hear from a lot of homeowners who are unhappy with their homes but they love the neighborhood or for various reasons they just aren't ready to get attached to a new home. With this trend rising in nearly every demographic, contractors everywhere are learning new creative and innovative ways to transform these homes.
First the contractor must determine, what are the most important goals that the homeowners have in mind? Are they interested in more living space? An extra or larger bedroom? Not enough bathroom to go around? Once goals have been outlined, the contractor must determine how much extra space they have to work with and what the best and most efficient way to reach these goals might be.
One of the best ways to maximize space to create a more open floor plan. A dine-in kitchen with an island seating area can leave you extra space in the living area or can even provide enough space to insert an additional bathroom. For more on space saving kitchens, check out our May blog post The New Family Kitchen: http://www.generalcontractorshawaii.com/blog/2015/5/15/the-new-family-kitchen
When existing space is inadequate the contractor must then assess the possibility of building an addition onto the home. An addition can be anything from a bedroom or bathroom to a 6 car garage, depending on the desires of the homeowner. A well balanced addition can truly transform a home into a brand new space.
When budget becomes an issue, a good contractor knows exactly where to cut spending and what areas cannot be cut. If you are looking to make the most of a smaller budget, there are a few tricks and areas of work that are easier to apply cuts and savings to. A couple of the safest cuts are to purchase stock windows, cabinets, and doors. Another budget hack is painting drywall white to create the illusion of larger rooms without having to alter the structure. Also, it is often possible to find basic hardwood and tile floors that can be integrated to match existing floors so that a total overhaul is not necessary. Porcelain tile is also a great way to save a few dollars as opposed to the pricier slate options.
Call All-Build today to begin the transformation of your home!