More and more people are choosing teardown/rebuild as an option for creating their dream home. Whether choosing this option for your existing home or buying an older home and starting fresh, there are a lot of reasons someone would opt for a teardown/rebuild.
If you own or are considering purchasing an older home that is in the perfect location but has seen better days, a teardown/rebuild, either full or partial, could be something to consider. Knowing the differences between a teardown/rebuild, new construction, and whole-home remodel is an important place to start if you are considering this option.
A teardown/rebuild differs from new construction in that it does not start from scratch. Once we tear down the existing home, we are left with a foundation, plumbing, electrical, cable, and other pre-build concerns already taken care of. This speeds up the process and can save you a lot of money upfront.
A whole-home remodel may gut a house down to the roof, outer walls, and studs and remodel the home from there. But a teardown will completely demolish the house (or a section of it in the case of a partial teardown) to its foundation and rebuild on the current footprint. This can be useful, especially if the existing home has any safety concerns, such as mold, rot, outdated wiring or plumbing, or even foundation issues. A teardown also allows you more freedom to change the style and layout of the home to fit your needs and taste.
A few of the benefits of a teardown/rebuild:
- Saves time and money by leaving you with a foundation, plumbing, electrical, cable, and landscaping.
- Allows you to make changes without the limits of the original layout.
- Removes the risks of an older home, such as rot, mold, faulty wiring and plumbing, foundation issues, or size constraints.
- Leaves you with a brand new home that fits your style without the stress of new construction.
Are you ready to start your remodel, addition, or teardown/rebuild?
Check out these photos of a teardown/rebuild project we are currently in the middle of!