Building your dream home is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Many people dream of living in their forever homes, but you don’t have to build a home from the ground up in order to get the home you’ve always wanted. When it comes to building a beautiful home, remodeling is a great option for many homeowners, especially if you love your neighborhood. Before you decide to go all in on a home remodeling project, it’s important that you and your contractor understand the bones of your home and are in agreement with what can go and what needs to stay. No matter the budget, some compromise might be needed depending on the home, location, and space, but rest assured, you’ll love the results and you’ll love your home for the rest of your life. Here’s why your home needs good bones if you decide to remodel instead of build from the ground-up.
Safety and Security
Many homeowners want to tear down walls and open up spaces and move staircases and lift basements in order to create their dream homes. We love that kind of enthusiasm. But it’s our job to ensure that your remodeled home is not only safe, but secure. Sometimes, it’s unsafe to move a wall or add weight to an area of a home, especially if the home is older. During our consultations, we’ll talk to you about the options and how we can work together to ensure your home is everything you want it to be, and ensure it is a safe and sound structure.
Structure and Stability
Adding beams to a ceiling is not always the answer to opening up a room and removing a load-bearing wall. It can be a great solution, provided the budget is available, but for homeowners who are not interested in investing a lot of money into a beam they won’t see, there are some other options. For instance, beautiful columns may be added throughout an open space to ensure stability and integrity of the home. We might suggest that we do partial walls or half walls to keep the sight lines opened but maintain the integrity of the home. Basement jobs are often tricky because we need to pick up an entire house in order to dig a deeper foundation or move load-bearing beams.
Use and Space
Whatever it is that you desire in your home, we can help you make it happen. When remodeling a home, we might need to be creative with how the space is laid out and how the finished product looks. If moving walls is not an option, due to budget constraints, we can discuss other options to make your home look its best and ensure you love it for years to come. During our consultation we’ll talk to you about how you want to use the newly finished space, what’s working and what’s not working to create a picture of the home you really want.
Contact Eakman Construction Today
So whether you are about to renovate your home for the last time before you sell it or you are remodeling it so you can live in it for the rest of your life, the team at Eakman Construction can ensure that your house has good bones with which to build a beautiful home. Call us today.