As our homes age, they naturally start to deteriorate. They may need a fix here or there, but sometimes you need to employ a full makeover to combat the signs of age. In terms of home improvement, the most common techniques to reverse the effects of time are home remodeling and home rebuilding. Many homeowners have the same question: which one is right for me?

Remodel vs. Rebuild

Deciding on whether to remodel or rebuild your house can be somewhat of a challenge, but before we delve into the details of each, it is essential to understand the differences between the two.

In a nutshell, remodeling a house refers to the process in which the interior structure or layout of an old house is changed, whereas home rebuilding involves removal of the entire house so that you end up with a blank canvas on which you construct a new one.

Should I Remodel or Rebuild My House?

Now, if you are unsure which route to go with, you need to consider a few questions:

  • How much does it cost to tear down a house and rebuild it?
  • How much does it cost to completely remodel a house?
  • Is it cheaper to home remodel or to build a new one?
  • How long does it take to remodel a house?
  • How long does it take to rebuild a house?

Despite the fact that price is the main concern when remodeling or rebuilding a property, there are some points that can help determine what is best for yours. For the most part, if your house is in good shape yet you are interested in adding an extra room or putting up a wall and tearing down another, remodeling is the way to go, especially if you are on a tight budget.

On the other hand, if your property has reached a point where it is no longer safe to live in it, home rebuilding is the best option for you. Even though tearing a house down and rebuilding it from scratch is obviously more expensive and time-consuming than remodeling it, it is a great way to ensure full safety of your home as well as redesign it according to your liking.

Need a Second Opinion?

If you have further questions regarding home remodeling or rebuilding, contact Odima Construction for an expert opinion on potential options.
Call (416)-839-3433 Our team of professionals would be happy to answer your questions and help you choose whether you should rebuild or remodel your home.