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Why Buy New: The True Cost of a Home Renovation

August 15, 2022

Why Buy New: The True Cost of a Home Renovation

When your home no longer fits into your life the way you need it to, it’s time to switch. Maybe you need more space for a growing hobby or a growing family - maybe you want to add more energy-efficient appliances, HVAC, or a spot for a new electric car. There are a thousand different ways homes built over 20 years ago may not be up-to-date to modern standards or luxuries.. Buying a new home may feel like a daunting task with inventory shortages and rising interest rates but the team at Hunter Quinn Homes is here to help make getting into a new home that fits your life way easier than tearing it all down and doing it yourself.

Can you Even Do-It-Yourself?

Construction can be tricky when it comes to the rules and regulations of your city or state. Even something as simple as a fence or a backyard shed may require a permit.

Permitting can certainly put a damper on the timeline of your home renovation. Plans have to be drawn up, submitted to a municipality, followed, and then expected. General contractors have experience with this process and understand that the slightest error in your plan can put your project behind.

As a rule of thumb these projects require a permit:

  • Fences
  • Decks
  • Basement refinishing
  • Adding a Shed
  • Adding a Garage
  • Retaining Walls
  • Irrigation System
  • Roofing
Should you Even Do-It-Yourself?

As homes become smarter and more connected, the demands for things like high-speed internet cable, A/V connections, and outlets are crucial. Adding an outlet may seem pretty straightforward, but there are a lot of factors homeowners should consider before they go cutting a hole in your wall.

First, electricity is dangerous and can be fatal. Second, adding an additional light or outlet to an existing circuit without understanding how circuits work could lead to your equipment not working correctly or worse - your equipment malfunctioning and causing damage to your property. And third, there are rules and regulations for certain projects. For example, if you want to mount your TV on the wall and hide your cables, you can’t just run your power cord behind your wall.

Electrical work is just one area that can be complicated and even dangerous. HVAC, roofing, windows, and plumbing can also fall into those categories - not to mention structural work. Consult a professional before knocking down a wall or starting any of the above projects.

More Than Money

A home renovation costs more than money. Time, sweat equity, unreliable contractors, and dust can all weigh heavily on your patience. 

Taking on a project as simple as painting a room can mean drips, sanding dust, ladders, and plastic sheeting, rendering a room and sometimes surrounding areas useless.

Balancing work, family, and social life can prolong a home renovation project.

Let Us Take Care of Everything

The team at HQ are professionals. Whether you’re looking for a a builder to build your dream home on land you own, or your looking into one of our amazing communities in Charleston or Greenville - we do home construction for a living so you don’t have to.

Skip the mess and the hassle of retrofitting your home and contact Madison to get into a new home built modern standards - but more importantly, your standards.

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