I'm sure many of you have either remodeled a home or built one! We live in an old farmhouse that desperately needs a lot of work! I'm talking electrical, insulation, siding, windows and that is not even touching the kitchen and bathroom. I wanted to add a bathroom/mud room and an attached garage! We found a contractor who has been nice enough to draw up some plans, which I really liked! The PRICE just about sent my husband into orbit! So we cut some stuff down and he is going to give us another estimate. We have been hashing this over and over. The house was a rental before we bought the farm, so everything that was done to it was CHEAP! I know that any time you get into remodeling you can get into real messes! We have even been thinking about building a new house or even modulars. I keep wondering if we would be money ahead to do one of these options. Trying to do the work ourselves in NOT going to work. I can do some things, but my husband is not a carpenter. He's fine in the barn, but not in my house!!!
Anyone else remodel an old house? Did you build a new one? Any opinions on modulars?? We are just at the talking and planning stage, so any opinions would be helpfu! We also would like to take advantage of the interest rates right now. I have waited almost 16 years to do something with our home and I am so ready to get started!