Westbridge Homes, a Myrtle Beach based home builder, is known for their custom & luxury homes. But what you may not have realized about Westbridge is they also renovate homes throughout the Grand Strand. In uncertain times, many homeowners are choosing to remodel and make additions to their current home rather than move up in size, as they might have in years prior. Westbridge’s Renovation team is experienced and ready to take on any project large or small.
A recent article in the Myrtle Beach Sun News highlights the growing trend of remodeling homes instead of buying a new home. Westbridge’s own Fred Coyne, who is the co-chairman of the Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association, was interviewed for this piece.
The Association has developed a group to deal exclusively with home remodeling. Their aim is to make finding qualified licensed contractors easier for Myrtle Beach area homeowners. They are also there to help Myrtle Beach home builders learn more about the remodeling end of luxury home building. In the article Fred points out “What we want to do is elevate the professionalism of our industry and become sort of a go-to for consumers looking to do [a project].”
Recent economic downturns have many Grand Strand homeowners looking toward builders to remodel and update the homes they have spent many years living in and have become outdated. Rather than upgrade to bigger homes with more tax and mortgage pressures, a renovation can be a more cost effective way to upgrade a plain old home into a house with a luxury feel at a more modest cost. As Fred noted, “We really didn’t have a huge demand for remodeling 10 years ago. Because of the housing stock in our area it’s just starting to come more into its own.”
While price is certainly important, it’s equally important to make sure the firm doing the work is properly licensed, insured and bonded. Myrtle Beach has seen an influx of cheap labor after the recent housing boom has turned into a bust. This has left many laborers and contractors with very few new homes to build. Just because a crew has the tools and the time, they may not have the skills needed to properly remodel a home.
Westbridge has decades of experience in remodeling Myrtle Beach homes, so contact us today to learn more about how we can turn your house into a luxury home on a reasonable budget.