Should I Choose Remodeling or New Home Construction? Grand Rapids, MI

Have you outgrown your house, but don’t want to leave behind a lifetime of memories? Room additions create more living space so you can stay in a good neighborhood or school district. Are you ready for a fresh start? In that case, you’ll want to ask our custom home builders about building a house. Whether you choose remodeling or new home construction, each has pros and cons. Our building contractors are able to work with you to determine which option complements your lifestyle.


We recommend remodeling if you like your current home and its neighborhood. For example, many people live in historic homes because they love the aesthetic. An experienced contractor will understand why you want to retain the classic elements of your historic home. Our remodeling contractors can work with you to create the home of your dreams while keeping the features you love.

We also recommend remodeling if your house has a basic layout that complements your design preferences and lifestyle. For example, open floor plans encourage socializing and flood rooms with natural light. Our home remodeling contractors will be able to determine whether it’s possible to remove walls. Keep in mind that load-bearing walls and walls with important wiring and plumbing cannot be removed. If you don’t like the floor plan of your house, you may be better off with a new build home.

New Home Construction

With new home construction, you have the freedom to create a living space that fits your family’s needs. Want a home office tucked away from the bustle of family life? Need larger bedrooms? We can make it happen. Likewise, we can also create an open floor plan that’s inclusive of the kitchen, dining room, and living room to create a more social experience for you and your family. There are so many possibilities waiting to be discovered when you decide to build a custom home.

Before hiring custom home builders, make sure you know exactly what you want. The fewer times you change your mind during new home construction, the fewer delays you’ll experience. Otherwise, you could run out of money before your house is built. Each time you change your mind, your contractor may have to order new products, which costs time and money.

You have two options if you want to build a custom home: 1.) buy an empty lot or 2.) demolish a house to make room. Undeveloped land is often farther away from the city, meaning you may have a longer commute. If you want to live in a specific neighborhood, a contractor can demolish a previous structure to make room for your custom home.

Our Grand Rapids home builders work hard to make sure you are satisfied with your new home. We also offer services for your next kitchen remodel or other home renovation projects. We are proud to serve Grand Rapids and surrounding West Michigan areas. To schedule quotes for home construction or remodeling, call Schultz Builders at (616) 291-2646.