Renovate to Get Your Dream Home in Your Current Location
Most people sell and move because their current home no longer meets the needs of their current lifestyle. That may be because their family has expanded or possibly contracted. Nonetheless, the thought of selling, packing up and then moving can be a daunting idea. Especially if you’re in a home that has a basement, attic and/or garage that is stuffed full of of everything purchased over the last decade or so.
However, a renovation project may be the answer, because you get to stay put and it’s often more cost-efficient.
“Right now you can rehab more space than you can build,” say Willie Eby, owner of Mt. Tabor Builders in Clear Spring. He is referring to the per-square-foot cost of changing your living space into what you’re looking for in the real estate ads.
Smaller Projects Can Make a Big Difference
What is your most pressing need that your current home doesn’t satisfy? Do you need an extra bedroom? Do you need a home office, because one or both of you are now working remotely? Maybe your family has grown to the point of needing more living room space. Your home may have the floor space, but you can’t see it because of walls and lack of imagination. But don’t feel badly, as it often takes professionals — like the designers at Mt. Tabor — to see it. The taking out or moving of some walls could make the difference in having what you need under the same roof.
Also, consider your unfinished space. The Mt. Tabor building pros have experience finishing off basements and attics into living space. Basements can provide that second living room, which is perfect for older children. Basements can also be finished into a complete living space, for an in-law suite or even a rental “apartment.”
If your home does need an addition, Mt. Tabor can design and build it. Not only will it be exactly what you need, they will make sure it ties seamlessly into the existing structure. To prove that point, see the case study below.
Major Home Renovations
Major renovation requests range from overhauling several rooms to changing entire layouts to adding additions. Mt. Tabor has even built garages that include extra storage and living space.
One project by Willie Eby and his team turned an older one-level rancher into a two-story home with a large garage and deck in Hagerstown’s North End. Mt. Tabor Lead Designer Royce Eby said the project doubled the space, but created some unusual challenges for the team.
“We had to be careful not to do any damage to the first floor and we had to get the project under roof in two days,” said Royce Eby of the project that turned a rancher into a two-story contemporary. The new second story added a large master suite, plus another bedroom, bath and a home office.
Another of Mt. Tabor’s total rehab projects in the last year involved special circumstances surrounding the owners. The family gained control of the grandmother’s house and naturally had a deep sentimental connection to the property. But, they still wanted to make changes to the interior to make the home their own space, while maintaining original characteristics of the dwelling.
Mt. Tabor has even helped families come back from the brink of disaster. Click on this link to see photos of a whole house rehab project after a devastating fire in Falling Waters, WV. Another whole house renovation involved this log home in Western Maryland.
Contact Us for Renovation Projects
Contact us if your plan is to renovate your house in the next year. You can call our Clear Spring office at 301-766-7161 or contact us here to schedule a meeting.
The professional builders at Mt. Tabor work throughout the Western Maryland area and nearby West Virginia. This area includes Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD. We even build mountain homes and vacation houses, just west of our office.
Click on this link to see our gallery of projects.