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For whatever reason, your current home no longer fits your needs. Maybe you’re looking to downsize, and your home is just too large. On the other hand, maybe you have a growing family and could benefit from a renovation that makes better use of the space you currently have. Or, and this is a surprisingly common occurrence, you’re just ready to transform the dream home you’ve been thinking of into a reality.

No matter what your reasoning is, you have two main options for acquiring a home that fits your needs and conforms to your unique taste. You can either hire the best new home builder in South Tampa to construct a custom home on a plot of land that you’ll buy and own throughout the process or hire a home remodeling contractor to remodel the home you already own or an existing home you’re ready to buy. There are distinct advantages and disadvantages involved with both of these processes, which we’ll go into greater detail about in the article below. For Tampa Bay’s premier custom homebuilder and renovation experts that can handle either of these projects with superior craftsmanship and exceptional customer service, choose ZMC Homes.


When You Should Consider Remodeling

A home remodel is a great option for homeowners looking to refresh their home’s current design, make the most of their current space, possibly add more space, and address any structural issues in the process. This is a particularly popular option among owners with historically built homes or homes that have a layout that works well with their lifestyle and design preferences that just need a bit of an update. This isn’t saying, however, that you can’t gut your home down its bones and renovate from the ground up if that’s what tickles your fancy. Below, we’ve outlined some key benefits of renovating your existing home over starting from scratch with a new custom home:

  • You get to remain in the neighborhood you know and love.
  • You retain a home that you’ve lived in for years or have an emotional attachment to.
  • You get to invest money in sprucing up your current home rather than closing and moving costs.
  • You improve the property value of your home to be more on-par with the other homes in the neighborhood.
  • You enjoy a shorter timeline than if you were to build a new home from scratch.

Does your home have historical charm or high-quality workmanship that you’re not willing to part with in exchange for a more modern home? Then, a home remodeling company can help you refresh or expand your home without losing any of these unique aspects.


Related: 3 Signs It May Be Time to Remodel Your Home



When You Should Consider New Construction

New construction, on the other hand, is great for homeowners looking to put the capital that might be used for renovations into a custom home that’s tailored to their exact specifications. This means you control absolutely everything involved in the process: the layout, features, style, floors, and furnishings of the home. Even better, since it’s a brand-new home, you’ll have a complete history of everything that’s been done, how it’s wired, where the plumbing and heating run, and who performed the work. Below, we’ve listed just a few of the major benefits of deciding to build a custom home over remodeling an existing home:

  • You won’t have to go through the hassle of living through a renovation or figuring out where to store furniture during the process.
  • You can get a lot in a new neighborhood you love or a different area of your current neighborhood.
  • You can enjoy a higher property value than if you were to renovate your home.
  • You won’t have to deal with any hidden problems lurking behind a wall you want to remove, like electrical updates or asbestos.

Simply put, building a new custom home can be the most direct way to achieve your dream home. Everything you want can be delivered in a single package, built exactly to code and your desired specifications.


Related: 4 Questions to Ask Before Building a Custom Home

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that your needs, situation, and budget will ultimately be the deciding factor in whether you opt to remodel your existing home or build an entirely new custom home from scratch. That’s why it’s important to take a good deal of time to consider what you want out of your home, whether you would really be satisfied with renovating your existing property, or whether you’re ready to take the plunge and break ground on a new and exciting project. If you’re still on the fence for any reason, don’t hesitate to speak with the best custom home builder in South Tampa. We’ll be able to answer any questions you may have as well as provide quotes for either option. At the end of the day, the final decision will always boil down to what you want and what you would be willing to compromise on.

Give us a call today at (813) 599-1133 or fill out our contact request form to schedule a consultation with ZMC Homes, a home remodeling contractor in South Tampa.

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