Ever wondered if it is better to substantially remodel and/or add-on to your existing home, rather than sell & buy another? Real estate values have gone up considerably, and in our current seller's market it's the buying-back-in that could be costly, if not timed just right. Considering the resources involved in the design, permitting & construction process, is it worth it to leverage the appreciation gained in your current house and transform it into your dream home? The simple answer is, it depends. Each property is unique, and each family is different. Best thing to do is explore all options and make informed decisions with the help of your professional real-estate, design & build community.
We recently ventured down this decision-making process with our Mercer Island clients, Nicole & Chris Niederman. They purchased a lovely 1,800 SF lakefront home a few years ago, but it didn't meet their family's personality & lifestyle. They selected Suzanne Zahr as their Architect to help lead them down the path of discovery that would ultimately result in an informed 'go / no-go' decision.
With each phase of the design process, new insights were creatively explored & considered. Here's a brief summary of our collaborative journey with the Niedermans in creating their 4,500 SF dream home.Read More