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After Home Damage: Restore or Remodel?

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Advance Companies

When your home is damaged by fire, water, mold, or a storm, it’s hard to know what to do next. Should you hire someone to clean the mess? Do you clean it yourself? After you’ve cleaned up the mess, what do you do with the areas that were damaged? Do you choose to have it restored or do you take this opportunity to remodel? Deciding can be hard, but here are some things to consider for each option.


When faced with damage, sometimes you just want your house back to normal. Advance Companies can help you with just that! Here are just a few of the benefits of going for a simple restoring project compared to a remodeling job.


If you choose to have your home restored, anything not damaged is cleaned up and used again. Depending on the damage, you can save money by just cleaning up instead of replacing. Painting or staining a cabinet is much cheaper than buying an entirely new cabinet.


There are many steps you don’t have to take when choosing to rebuild. In fact, many of the decisions are already made. You don’t need to create a blueprint of what goes where. You don’t need to choose your flooring. You don’t need to decide what material your counters or cabinets will be made out of. The construction itself is also faster, since anything that can be saved is simply cleaned and refurbished.

Get Your Home Back

If you were satisfied with your home before the damage, there’s no reason to remodel. Advance Companies specializes in restoring your home back to what it was, as exact as possible. Things that seem impossible to restore, such as family heirlooms, can be made to look good as new, depending on the damage.


When choosing to remodel instead of just restoring, it takes more money, time, and planning to build the new kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or home of your dreams. If you decide to remodel, here are some tips you should take to make sure the job is done right.

Take It Slow

When faced with damage in your home, your first reaction might be to get it fixed there and now. However, if you decide to remodel because of home damage, know that it will take time. When it comes to home renovation, doing it right the first time not only saves time, but it saves money, too.

Plan, Plan, Plan

Want to save money in the long run? Take all the time you need to plan. Advance Companies can help create blueprints to help achieve the remodeling of your dreams. The more time you take to plan, the better. Where are you going to place the appliances? What materials are you going to use? What problems might you run into? Do you need a place to stay while the renovations are happening? These are all questions you should answer in the planning phase, not after the project has already started.

Reuse or Upgrade

Buying all new appliances and furniture can be extremely expensive. Save money by choosing to refurbish or repair household appliances in damaged rooms. For example, if you’re renovating your bathroom, you might be able to just refurbish your bath instead of buying an entirely new bath. Also, choose to leave appliances in the same place so you don’t have to pay more to install pipes or wires in an inconvenient location.

You Decide

To restore or remodel? It’s up to you. Whatever choice you make, Advance Companies can help. We do it all so you don’t have to hire a third party. Our in-house carpentry staff can help you build, and we can walk you through the process of creating a blueprint to create a plan that best fits your needs. We guarantee that you don’t have to jump through contracting hoops to get the work done. If you want to find out how we can help, contact us!

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