Building From The Bones: Whole House Renovation for Fixer-Uppers

So, you’ve found a fixer-upper with a lot of potential but needs some serious TLC. It could be outdated, worn down, or simply not meeting your needs anymore. If you’re considering a major overhaul to turn that fixer-upper into your dream home, a whole-house renovation might be just the ticket. 

Let’s discuss when it’s best to strip a home down to its bones, things to consider while diving into a whole house renovation, and your ideal partner for this transformative journey.

Whole House Renovation for Fixer-Uppers

Signs it’s Time for a Whole House Renovation

Outdated Everything: If your fixer-upper is stuck in a time warp with avocado green appliances or shag carpeting, it’s likely time for a whole house renovation. Bringing it into the 21st century with modern amenities and style can vastly improve livability and resale value.

Structural Issues: Does your fixer-upper have issues like sagging floors, cracked walls, or outdated plumbing and electrical? This is not something to put a band-aid on and cross your fingers! A whole house renovation allows you to address these structural concerns head-on, ensuring a safe and sturdy home for years.

Inefficient Layout: Perhaps your fixer-upper’s layout is choppy and closed off, which doesn’t suit your lifestyle. A whole-house renovation can open up spaces, create better flow, and maximize the functionality of every square foot. Sometimes, the layout can be so disconnected and off that your best bet is to start clean.

What Owners Should Know Before Starting a Whole House Renovation

  • Budget Realities: A whole-house renovation is a significant investment, so it’s crucial to establish a realistic budget. Factor in contingency funds for unexpected surprises that may arise during the renovation process. We can help you find a budget that best suits your needs and bank account!
  • Timeline Expectations: Renovating an entire home takes time. Be prepared for the process to unfold over several months, depending on the scope of work. Patience is key, but the end result will be well worth it. 
  • Temporary Living Arrangements: Depending on the extent of the renovation, you may need to make temporary living arrangements. Consider renting a short-term apartment or staying with family or friends during the project’s most disruptive phases.

Why Glickman is Your Trusted Partner in Whole House Renovations

At Glickman Design Build, we understand the unique challenges and rewards of whole-house renovations for fixer-uppers. Here’s why we’re your go-to team for this exciting journey:

With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Glickman has tackled countless whole-house renovations. Our team of experts knows how to navigate the complexities of transforming a fixer-upper into a stunning home.

We believe in collaboration every step of the way. From the initial assessment to the final nail, we work closely with homeowners to ensure their vision becomes a reality. Your input and ideas are always valued and incorporated into the design.

Glickman is committed to delivering top-notch craftsmanship and attention to detail. We source high-quality materials and partner with skilled tradespeople to bring your renovation to life.

Helpful Tips for Working with Glickman

  • Communication is Key: We value open and honest communication with our clients. Don’t hesitate to ask questions, concerns, or ideas throughout the renovation process.
  • Trust the Process: While renovations can be disruptive, trust that our team has a plan to minimize inconvenience and deliver exceptional results. We have a spectacular record of completing projects within the goal timeframe. Our priority is to make your renovation as smooth as possible. 
  • Regular Check-ins: We’ll provide regular updates on the progress of your renovation. These check-ins allow you to stay informed and provide feedback along the way. Again, communication is essential.

Ready to Transform Your Fixer-Upper?

If you’re ready to take your fixer-upper from drab to dream, Glickman Design Build is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let’s start building from the bones to create a home that reflects your style and meets your needs. Your dream home awaits!