When planning for a remodel, you may also be faced with an option to do ground-up construction instead. Remodeling and ground-up construction have many differences that will require distinct approaches during design and construction. You can consult design-build firms to help you decide which method would better suit your needs. Typically, there are considerations such as financing, permits and approvals, and other construction and design concerns. In this post, J Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build discusses some of these factors below.
During a remodel, the existing configuration of a building becomes a critical factor. Contractors need to plan around the current structural, architectural, and mechanical layouts of your home. Even the electrical and plumbing aspects must be considered. All these things can create significant limitations on your project’s design. And while alterations to these existing components are possible, such changes can significantly increase the costs and complications of your project.
Ground-up construction, on the other hand, can offer a simpler process and a greater degree of design flexibility since you are essentially starting from scratch. However, there are still several considerations that you need to make. These include local code standards, the building’s functional requirements, budget, and your own vision for your home.
Various circumstances can delay or derail both remodeling and ground-up projects. In new construction, some problems that you may encounter are supply chain issues, misinterpretation of design requirements, and adverse weather. Fortunately, with thorough planning and good project management, these obstacles and their potential impact can be anticipated and reduced. That is why you should hire a reliable contractor that can provide you with excellent custom home building services.
In remodeling, it’s usually more difficult to foresee certain conditions. Some situations that could create considerable complications in your project are rot and termite damage as well as defective work done in the past. These are issues that may only come up as your contractor begins the project. They will likely require changes in the plan and even add to the cost of your renovation.
J Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build has been providing exceptional services since 1992. With our experience and expertise, you can rest assured that we will be able to build a unique and sustainable home that suits your vision and needs. We specialize in both custom homes and home remodeling services. Call us at (512) 930-1686 or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve customers in Round Rock, TX, and the surrounding communities.