Reasons Why Building a Home is Better Than Fixing Up an Old One

While there are several ways to find your dream home, not every option fits. Some think that simply fixing up an older home is the easiest route at first, but when you examine it further, that is not the case. Take a look at our top reasons why building a custom home is actually a lot easier than revamping an old home.

It’s Your Dream Home

When you are revamping an older home, you are stuck with what you have. You may be able to swap out paint colors or windows, but ultimately the format and design will stay the same. If you are not in love with how things look, you can always tear it down or change it, but that would be costly. With a custom home, you get exactly what you want the first time since it is designed and formatted by you. Therefore you don’t have to settle on what is already built. For those who have been planning out their dream home for years, a custom home is the only way you will achieve this.

It’s More Energy Efficient

In almost every case when purchasing a custom home, your place is filled with energy efficient and eco-friendly options. For example, your new home will more than likely have energy efficient appliances that all save you money by using less energy. Of course, in an older home you have the option to switch out old appliances with energy-efficient appliances, but it will be more costly than custom homes which already have the appliances installed. The other issue you might run into is that the older home may not have suitable fixtures for the new appliances to be installed. Therefore, you either pay more to have it fixed, or you just settle with the current non-energy efficient appliances.

It’s Safer For You

One of the best parts about settling in a new home is that you come in with a new roof, new insulation, new walls, etc. that all don’t require maintenance anytime soon. Instead, they are all at their best so you don’t have to worry about incidents like your roof caving in or pipes bursting. With an older home, there is a chance that it has undergone damage over the years. Therefore, you could be putting yourself at risk if the foundation is not stable.

It’s Less Stressful

When it comes down to it, making all the changes to an older home can be incredibly stressful. Fixing up a home takes up a lot of time and money that may be overwhelming if it does not fit into your schedule. Not to mention when fixing up an older place, there is a chance unexpected obstacles will pop up which throws everything off. While it may seem like building a custom home will be just as stressful, it really isn’t. All you have to really do is wait while the builders do what they do best: create your home. With a custom home, you can rest easy knowing the timeline that the project will be finished rather than not really knowing when fixing up older homes.

If you are looking to have your dream home built today, give Eastland Construction a call! Our experts are there to help.