Thinking of renovating? Read this first.

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Considering a home renovation? Dive into the process and discover how building a new home with TJH might just be a better alternative.

Thinking of renovating? Read this first.

Renovating your home can certainly improve the look and functionality of your living space, but it can also come with hidden costs and stressors that quickly add up. From disruptions to your daily life to unexpected expenses, it is essential to consider all factors before embarking on a renovation project. In this post, we’ll look at the hidden costs of renovating your home and how BUILD by TJH could offer a better solution.

Change orders

When renovating a home, change orders and design changes can lead to hidden costs that add up quickly. These seemingly simple requests can cause delays and additional fees for contractors. In addition, materials may need to be reordered or go to waste if changes are made after purchase. This results in unforeseen expenses that can put a dent in your budget, and make the renovation process more stressful. 


How we’re different

Our BUILD program uses a more efficient approach. We conduct a comprehensive BUILD Analysis to understand your needs and lot size, offering tailored home plans from our library. Throughout the design process, our in-house team will collaborate with you to ensure you’re happy with every detail. Our REVEAL virtual design app also allows you to tour different home plans, compare costs, and visualize design options before construction begins, so you’ll know exactly how your home will look before it’s built.


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Structural + code issues

During a major renovation, it’s not uncommon for builders to come across structural issues or underlying details that aren’t up to code during construction. Addressing unexpected problems such as rotting wood, termite damage, or outdated electrical wiring means additional time, money, and resources.


How we’re different

Building a new home may require more upfront investment, but it resets your home’s age and could offer a better return on your investment. At TJH, we use advanced building techniques and materials to ensure the integrity and longevity of your home. Plus, unlike most renovations, our new homes come with a warranty to ensure you’re covered when things don’t go as planned.


Higher utility costs

During a renovation, you may notice that your utility bills increase due to added electrical usage, heating, and cooling costs. While these may seem like minor expenses, they can accumulate over time and significantly increase your overall budget. 


How we’re different

In contrast, a new home can help you save on utility costs in the long run. Our commitment to sustainable building practices, high-quality materials, and smart home features makes every TJH home more energy-efficient


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Temporary accommodations

When homeowners embark on a renovation project, it is crucial to consider the often-overlooked hidden costs. One such expense is temporary accommodations. If the renovations run over schedule, the cost of living elsewhere during the construction can quickly escalate. This unexpected financial burden can add stress and strain to an already demanding process.


How we’re different

Not only does BUILD by TJH offer a streamlined and transparent process with price and delivery guarantees,TJH customers also get the added benefit of a complimentary one-year membership to Inspirato’s luxury vacation subscription service. This allows you to indulge in over 750 luxury hotels, resorts, and homes in 100 locations worldwide while your new home is being built. 

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With an Inspirato membership, you can take a vacation or settle into an Inspirato Collection luxury home, hotel, or resort while awaiting the completion of your new home.


Disruptions to daily life

Home renovations, regardless of size, can bring a lot of chaos and disturbance to your daily life. Loud noises, cluttered spaces, and limited accessibility to certain areas can make maintaining normalcy in your home difficult. Not to mention, if you or anyone in your household works from home or requires a quiet environment for studying, renovating can severely disrupt your productivity and focus. 


How we’re different

With our home delivery guarantee of one year after construction starts you can plan accordingly and avoid living through a renovation. Not only does building a new home eliminate the setbacks that come along with renovating, but it presents an opportunity to customize your living space to fit your lifestyle.


Health risks

Renovations, especially large-scale ones, can cause significant dust and noise pollution. Dust and debris can trigger allergies and respiratory issues, while prolonged exposure to loud noise can lead to hearing loss. These health risks are crucial to consider, especially if you have children and/or pets in your home.


How we’re different

You can completely avoid these health risks by rebuilding a new home with BUILD by TJH. Once we obtain the required permits for your new home’s construction, you’ll move out of your old home, eliminating the risk of exposure to harmful dust and noise pollution.


Your time

Renovating a home can be a lengthy and exhausting process. It can take several months or even years to complete, depending on the size and scope of the project. Managing construction, permits, and contractors can be overwhelming, especially if you work full-time, have kids, or other obligations.


How we’re different

Our BUILD program simplifies the construction process from start to finish. We take care of everything, from selecting a plan to finalizing finishes. With us, you can move into your dream home on time and on budget, without the hassle and time investment of a long renovation process.


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Move in and start enjoying your dream home on time and on budget with BUILD by TJH—no renovation hassle or time investment required.


When it comes to renovating your home, it’s crucial to weigh the advantages against the hidden costs, time commitment, and disruptions to your daily life. If you want to bring new life to your home, consider the benefits of rebuilding. With our all-in-one approach, BUILD by TJH can simplify the entire process, saving you time, energy, and money. Not only can it potentially increase the value of your home, but it will provide a stress-free experience.

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