March 21, 2008
-- The popularity of home improvement projects, like those seen on HGTV and in home magazines, illustrate the amazing transformation renovations can have on a home... and they often look easy. But in reality, a home renovation may not be so fun. The challenges of deciding on design ideas, products, the use of contractors or do-it-yourself, and all the finishing and decorating details, can be daunting and stressful. York Construction & Development, a HOBI award-winning builder known for its superior craftsmanship and blending traditional architecture with modern amenities, is trying to make the home renovation process a little bit easier. York Construction recently completed a “Quick Guide to Home Renovations,”
a two-page brochure, created by an architect and a general contractor, to help give homeowners ideas and a starting point for when they are considering a major home renovation project.
In Fairfield County, the best remodeling return on investment has always been the kitchen and bathrooms. But investing in updating a house’s siding, adding a deck or patio, and the addition of a family room and/or playroom can also reap a good return on investment, not to mention the enjoyment of living with these improvements. For many homeowners, purchasing a home in Fairfield County, with the higher than average home prices, may not buy a dream home right away – the house may have the good bones needed for updating, or it may be so outdated that it is considered a tear-down. Deciding the best course of action, whether remodeling an existing home, or tearing down and rebuilding, is a question that can be answered by a good general contractor, an architect and a realtor. This team approach is beneficial even if you plan on living in the home for the rest of your lives.
“We regularly consult with realtors and help guide homeowners in their decision making process about purchasing an older home in the area,” said Nick Barile, president of York Construction & Development. “It’
s important to know what the issues might be before-hand if you are purchasing a home that you plan to someday remodel. We created this “Quick Guide to Home Renovations”
brochure to provide to realtors and home owners so they can accurately assess the situation before a home is purchased or before expensive remodeling projects have begun.” Barile also noted that they are often called in to assess homes that people have lived in for a while and just want to update to today’s standards. York Construction & Development can work with its own architects and create a custom design-build home or work with outside architects to create their vision as well. Barile created the free brochure on home renovations after he realized there was a need to help educate homeowners with the renovation process, design ideas, resources and planning before beginning the renovation process.
To obtain a free copy of York Construction & Development’
s “Quick Guide to Home Renovations,”
call 203-698-3460 or visit www.yorkdev.com. York Construction & Development is a HOBI award-winning builder for best spec home in $3-4 million and $5-6 million range and is based in Old Greenwich, Conn. York Construction & Development is aided by a talented staff of experienced builders and designers and focuses its work on custom and spec project, renovations and remodeling projects for residential and commercial real estate. York has built a reputation on building custom and spec homes that highlight traditional architecture with historic and period touches, but with all of the modern amenities. York is also well known for its superior craftsmanship and beautiful millwork by York Millwork.