Budgeting for an Asheville Master Bathroom Remodel
If you had just one room in your home that you could redo, which one would it be? Bathrooms, of course, always reach the top or near the top of that list for most homeowners. That’s because a bathroom fulfills a lot of goals. It increases enjoyment while you’re actually living in the home, and it also helps to be a great selling point, if you ever decide to put your home on the market.
Of course, with any remodeling project of any size, you’re going to have to set some goals and parameters, and that can be a difficult thing to consider, especially if you don’t have any background or experience with a renovation project. Should you do it yourself, or should you hire it out? Or can you do part of it and contract out other pieces that you’re not so sure of? And how do you assemble the resources (money, yes) that you need to gather? This graphic helps to explain it.
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Judd Builders has been remodeling and building custom homes in Asheville since 2007. We have a North Carolina Unlimited Contractors License which allows us to take on Asheville remodeling projects no matter the size or budget. Call us today at 828-274-4448 to discuss your home remodeling project.
Our Director of Marketing Lauren McKinney was recently interviewed for a Realtor.com article on why the cold weather months are a good time to buy a home in Asheville.
When the weather outside is frightful, trudging door to door to look at houses might seem like a fool’s errand. Everybody knows spring and summer are the home-buying seasons, and winter is the time when you—and sellers—cool it for a bit and take a break, right?
While it’s true that things do slow down in the winter, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Yes, it’s cold. Yes, fewer homes are for sale. Yes, moving in a snowstorm is a pain no one should experience. But there are quite a few darned smart reasons to buy a home in the winter. In fact, we’d argue that this might even be the best time to buy a home—if you can. Here’s why.
Most likely, sellers listing their home in the depths of winter seriously want to sell. That gives buyers the upper hand.
“Many people place their homes on the market at this time of the year because they need to,” says Lauren McKinney, a Realtor® in Asheville, NC. “Many sellers are looking to get out fast and will be more willing to work with you.”
You’ll also want to keep an eye on each home’s “cumulative days on market,” which you’ll find on the home’s listing details page. It’s possible that the house has been lingering on the market—giving you more leverage to land a fantastic home for a fraction of the price you would have paid six months earlier.
“If you are buying in the winter, you may want to target houses that have been on the market for a few months, because you might just find a seller who is more motivated to accept a lower offer,” Sztanyo says.
But remember: Just because a seller’s eager doesn’t necessarily mean you should dramatically lowball or make unreasonable demands—you can sabotage yourself if you get cocky. Instead, work with your agent to determine an appropriate negotiation strategy.
You can read the full article “6 Reasons Why Winter Is Actually the Most Chill Time to Buy a Home” on Realtor.com.
After you purchase your home in Asheville during the winter months, don’t wait to remodel. Now is a great time to find an Asheville remodeling contractor to start a kitchen remodel, bath remodel, home addition or whole house remodel. Read our blog “3 Things to Renovate Before You Move Into Your New House” to figure out what areas of your home should be a priority and if you should delay moving in until the remodeling projects are completed.
Judd Builders is an experienced Asheville remodeler with years of experience remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor living space, basements and building home additions. We are known for the custom homes we build in Western North Carolina, but we love seeing the transformation during a home remodel almost as much as a new construction build. Our knowledgeable project managers can help guide you through the process so that the Asheville home remodel becomes everything you want it to be and more.
There are many important things to consider when choosing an Asheville builder to finish your basement. There’s much more to a basement remodel than framing, drywall, and paint. An experienced contractor can help you with a plan that takes into consideration the foundation, water issues, code violations, ceiling height, and insulation.
If you’re finishing your basement in Asheville, NC think about what features you want. Do you want a wine cellar or theater? Will you need a bedroom for guests? Be sure to choose a builder that has experience finishing basements and solid recommendations. Interview more than one Asheville builder and ask if you can see examples of their past construction projects. You will be investing a lot of money so it’s worth doing your homework up front to ensure you’re happy with the results of finishing your basement. We found this infographic from Foundation Doctor NC helpful.
Below are some of the past basement remodels we’ve completed. View more Asheville home remodel projects
Judd Builders, an Asheville NC custom home builder, was recently mentioned in a HuffPost article “Bad Real Estate Lessons You’ve Learned From Watching HGTV.” Our Director of Marketing, Lauren McKinney, was interviewed for the article and spoke about her experience working with clients wanting to remodel existing homes and their lack of knowledge about the cost to remodel due in part to budgets on HGTV shows that aren’t realistic in the Asheville market. She said “the biggest misconception I see as a result of people watching HGTV shows is that it skews their idea of what things should cost. Whether it’s an existing home that needs to be remodeled or they’re buying a lot to build a new home, they think they can pay prices similar to Waco, Texas, where ‘Fixer Upper’ is filmed and where the market is completely different and building and labor costs are much lower.”
Read more of the article at HuffPost.