You bought beautiful land in the 1970-1990’s and put a nice Manufactured Home on the property. You love the location, neighbors, outbuildings and gardens, but the house is dated and needs some repairs. You can keep the things you love about the property by remodeling the existing home, or removing and replacing it. Some thoughts:
Anyone that has ever started a remodel, has found that it is NEVER simple! There are always surprises: dry rot, bug/critter infestations, mold, foundation and roof problems. What starts as a simple kitchen counter remodel, changes into striping everything to the studs and replacing floor joists and decking. Then “If the kitchen is new, we had better do the bathrooms at the same time”. Repeat for both baths. Now the rest of the house is shabby, more updates. Besides the mess and inconvenience, the stress of choosing from zillions of cabinets, counters, flooring, knobs, lights, paints etc. can be overwhelming. Is it time to re-do the roof as well? Cha-ching! Want more energy efficient windows? Count on $10,000-$15,000+ for that cost alone. Need better insulation? The exterior walls are only 4”. Every stud needs to be added onto to hold R-21 insulation, and installing insulation is a hot, itchy, messy job! This can turn into a $70,000 major headache very quickly! Now for the worst news: When you are finished, you still have a 1970’s “trailer” on the county records. The home is already 30-40 years old. You have just invested months of time, money and work, and you will never get your investment back.
DeTray’s Has a Better Option
Let us remove the existing home, and replace it with a beautiful, new Skyline or Kit West home from DeTray’s Custom Housing. Your needs are different now. We can design a home exactly the way you want it, stretching/flipping floor plans, moving walls, adding windows. Our homes have energy efficient insulation, windows, pecs piping, safe wiring, new appliances, new wood cabinets, lots of drawers, granite or quartz counter tops, big closets, updated tubs, showers, sinks and lots of flooring options. Your electric bill will go down and you don’t have to worry about major repairs. We do all the work. You just move in and live happily ever after. Come see me so I can answer all your questions.
Laura Whitemarsh, Housing Consultant