Buying a Fixer-Upper

Posted by Emma Weldon on March 10, 2017

New Home, New Projects

Welcome home! You’ve signed the papers, gotten the keys, and now the home you’ve been dreaming of is all yours. As lovely as your new abode may be, most homeowners can think of a few projects that they’d like to tackle in their new space. If you’re like many homebuyers, you might have intentionally purchased a fixer-upper that needs a lot of work in hopes of taking on a cost-saving, dramatic whole house renovation. Whether your “to-fix” list is big or small, Home ReBuilders’ Atlanta design build team is here to help. Here are a few of the most common requests we hear from new homebuyers:


Transform the Bath

Peeling wallpaper, old grout, and 80’s-chic fixtures…is your new home’s bathroom a little less glamorous than you’d hoped for? A bath remodel can be a great way to pack a lot of impact into a small space and start life in your new home with a fresh slate. Today’s bathrooms are open and airy, with modern touches and thoughtfully designed storage that turn getting ready for the day into a relaxing experience. We can help you choose durable, high-quality materials that won’t break the bank and work with you to find custom solutions for your home’s layout.


Finish the Basement

Finishing your new basement is a great way to add value to your house while also creating more useable space for your family to enjoy. Let Home ReBuilders help you determine the right layout, flooring, paint colors, fixtures, lighting, and finishing touches for your dream basement. You could also consider an attic conversion to make the most of your home’s square footage and vertical space. If you’ve been debating about going up vs. going out when it comes to your home design, let our team show you how fun and economical it can be to finish out an existing attic or basement space!


Tear Down that Wall!

Older homes are notoriously closed-off. If your new home feels a little claustrophobic, consider opening up some walls to create a more natural flow. Imagine watching your little ones play in the living room while you cook dinner, or hosting a dozen guests for a dinner party in your expansive kitchen that spills over into the living room. Taking down walls is a major project that requires a trained professional, and Home ReBuilders’ team of remodeling contractors can handle the whole process – from permit approval to drywall disposal, and everything in between.

The best part about renovating your new home soon after you move into it is that you’ll have years – perhaps even decades – to enjoy and show off your customized space!


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