FEATURE OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2012
Make New or Make Do?
Another child is born. A 30-year-old son has come home to stay. You change jobs and need a home office. What to do…build new or remodel existing?
Many questions arise when facing these types of situations. Financial considerations usually rise to the surface first. Why?
It’s not tough to figure that out! The current financial climate has hit us hard. Check out these stats*:
- Unemployment is sitting at 8.3%.
- To build an average size new home in West Michigan cost between 100K and 400K.
- The average yearly, 2-earner household wage in Michigan is $50,079.
If that’s your wage, then you could possibly afford to build a new house to accommodate you or your family’s status change.
Or maybe, you have a home that could be remodeled.
There are some very creative architects and designers out there, some who have been interviewed in this very column, who would help you envision an addition or a remodel of an existing area in your home. And, there are some very accomplished builders, also some who have graced these pages, who would be very happy and extremely equipped to help you realize your dream, whether it involves new or remodeled.
Rivershores would also like to be involved in your dreams. Depending on what your project entails, Rivershores could supply pre-stained cedar siding for an exterior makeover or a family room addition. We could install hardwood over the cement floor in your basement-turned-recreation-room or pull out carpeting and uncover an old oak floor that just needs a little Rivershores TLC to make it glorious again.
Decide to build and we’re all over that dream, too. We’ll be there with our huge array of domestic, exotic and eco-friendly hardwood samples to make your home rustic, contemporary or an elegant work of art. Whatever look you desire, our floors can make it happen. Exterior options are also in our repertoire with cement board and cedar siding, all pre-stained to your choice of color. Sidewall cedar shingles also add an air of country cottage, if that’s what you’re after.
So…to build or not to build…that is the question.
Rivershores Building Products has the answer, whatever you decide to do!
*Statistics taken from various federal and state economic websites