REMODEL & RENOVATION
Of all the construction projects we’ve completed since we we opened our doors, none is more important than the relationships we’ve built — one customer at a time. Old World Carpentry and Westhills Builders has become a trusted resource in home Renovation & Remodeling in Waynesboro, Staunton, Augusta County, Nelson County, Albemarle County, and Charlottesville. We are proud to serve our neighbors in making our community a better place to work, play and live. Thank you for visiting. We look forward to building a relationship with you soon
For many people, their home is their most valuable asset. Renovation & Remodeling is an investment you and your family can enjoy every day, year-round. A 20+ year-old kitchen, bathroom, patio, basement or living area not only looks dated and “tired”, it can actually negatively affect the value of your home should you decide to put it on the market. A well-designed and executed Renovation & Remodeling of that space can add real value to your property.
Thinking of Remodeling? Where do I begin?
The first step is to develop an idea of what you want to do with your home remodel. Write a prioritized list of your needs and wants. Look at magazines and websites and collect pictures of what homes or remodeling projects you like. The more clearly you can envision the project and describe it on paper, the better prepared you’ll be in making your decision. Figure out how much money you have to spend on the home remodeling job, furnishings, landscaping or any other cost you might incur. Once you have created a list of what you would like out of your home, the next step is deciding how to accomplish your vision.The best way to ensure your home dreams become reality is through the work of a professional home remodeler. Old World Carpentry and Westhills Builders renovation projects are of the highest integrity and standards in the industry.
The Advantages of Custom-Built Homes by Old World Carpentry and Westhills Builders
It’s not surprising that custom home owners are a picky lot. They typically don’t want a home built on the same floor plan as the house three doors down the street. They prefer a well- built home that reflects their own tastes, lifestyle and needs.
Finding the home that’s “just right” involves – first and foremost – finding an experienced, qualified builder who understands and appreciates what you’re looking for in a custom home.
The advantage of a custom-built home is the opportunity to make decisions about everything from the size of the master bedroom down to the finish on the front door’s hardware. All the while their knowledge of building materials and products allow for a keen eye on budget and deadlines. This is why you need a builder you can trust. The Old World Carpentry and Westhills Builders team is dedicated to building the home of your dreams.
What is a Custom Home?
Custom builders create homes designed for each owner individually or from their own, private stock of designs. While production builders build communities by restricting design to a group of preselected home types lots they have picked and purchased themselves, custom builders tend to build on land owned by the customer and start fresh with each design. Custom builders also spend more time on each project.
Benefits of a Custom Home
Custom homes stand out from the crowd. They are each one-of-a-kind and are typically upscale with luxury upgrades and unique architectural design. These homes can be more stylized than many production homes—a buyer can contract anything from a luxury log cabin in the woods of Vermont to a pueblo-style home in New Mexico. Home buyers choose their ideal location and environment, so custom homes often incorporate elements of the landscape into the design and can be built to fit each sites’ outstanding feature; whether that is a view of the ocean, a natural stream, or the distinct colors and plants of a desert landscape.
New Homes are Less Expensive to Maintain
For example, for routine maintenance expenses, 26% of all homeowners spent $100 or more a month on various upkeep costs. However, only 11% of owners of newly constructed homes spent this amount. In fact, 73% of new homeowners spent less than $25 a month on routine maintenance costs. Similar findings are available for energy expenses. On a median per square foot basis, homeowners spent 78 cents per square foot per year on electricity. Owners of new homes spent 65 cents per square foot per year. For homes with piped gas, homeowners spent on average 53 cents per square foot per year. Owners of new homes spent 38 cents per square foot per year.