1. Buyers of Another Home with the Expressed Purpose of Remodeling
“Often middle aged with kids in high school, these people want a little more freedom in a home that will suit their family at this busy time in life,” says Badders. “Seven out of ten times, these people are looking for a house to remodel on the water. Due to the many restrictions for remodeling or building in a flood zone in Florida, they should carefully research the property they wish to purchase. They should look to me to help them through this process.”
“They are active, but acknowledge that they are slowing down. These people want to get a jump start on getting their existing home ready for the needs of the next twenty years. At this time in life, they have the funds to update and it is good to think about increased accessibility in doorways, bathrooms, and access to the garage from the house. They might be thinking about adding a secondary master bedroom for an in-law or caregiver suite.”
“They need more space and updating of their home and the want to keep their school district, friends and their commute. This is a good time to turn to an interior designer who can work with them on spacial relationships to maximize what they have in order to meet their needs and wants,” says Badders. “These people are elated when they find out they can have what they envision in the same house or an existing house. They are thrilled that they can save money and get so much more height and volume. They can take a good house and update its energy efficiency through new air conditioning systems, tankless gas, icynene spray insulation and impact windows. All great for living and for resale.”
However, Badders cautions that designing and building in a coastal zone presents a very rigid and technical ride to understand the requirements set forth by local municipalities.
“Your success includes my relationships with those municipalities. Shorelines Design Group is all about structure in coastal areas and they know our quality and concern for safety. I will talk more about the key challenges in the decision to remodel in my next post.”