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Should I remodel my existing house or build a new home?

Updated: Dec 27, 2023

Home Remodeling in Winter Park, Orlando and Central Florida.


The decision whether to remodel or build new is different with every property and every homeowner. We can help with the analysis by providing realistic budgets and possibly even some design ideas.



Most of the remodeling projects we’ve completed have been either whole-house or additions where we were able to do most of the work without disturbing the existing part of the house. The distinction has been that we haven’t remodeled any spaces while the owners were living in them.



It’s also worth noting that we have actually built three new homes for owners that initially thought they wanted to remodel but instead decided to completely demolish the existing house and start from scratch. Even though the new build cost more than the remodel would have, the finished result ended up being more valuable and functional than they would have had with a remodel.



Successful remodels start with a home that has features worth keeping. Trying to save pieces of walls or floors usually isn’t worth the effort. A good way to look at the budget is to compare the value of a similar size new home with the cost savings you would have by keeping part of the existing structure. However, sometimes it’s not just about saving money. Sometimes there are beautiful or nostalgic parts of the home that make remodeling all worthwhile.


We’d love to discuss your home remodel or addition to see how we can help you with your new remodeled home.


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Little is more meaningful and personal than a home, and the experience of designing and building your own home should be rewarding and enjoyable. Choosing a builder is difficult. The process of designing and building a home involves numerous decisions about components, systems and services selected from criteria that includes price, quality, appearance and performance. How can you possibly understand everything unless the builder is willing to share all of the information?


Allow us to introduce you to The GCH Way of building your next home. Please let us know if you have any questions. Keith Groninger


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