Architectural designer Kimberly Tuttle and construction manager Marcus Golding, from the design-build group responsible for the renovation of Blog Cabin 2012, answer bloggers’ biggest questions.
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Q. When is it better/more cost effective to bulldoze instead of renovate? When would you consider a home beyond repair?
A. That’s a difficult question, and really up to the homeowner. Sometimes it’s easier to start over and get rid of the layers of renovations that have been built up over time. It’s mostly about the foundation — if it’s got a good foundation with decent walls, and you won't be touching the exterior walls much, then you might want to save it.