Water, Wind, and Fire Damage: Turning Downfalls into Design Choices
There’s no denying the fact that the forces of nature are hardly fair in causing catastrophic damage. It doesn’t matter how much you’ve paid for your home, how much love and care you’ve put into decorating, or how many memories you’ve made there, water, wind, and fire can rage and rip apart even the most solid homes and reduce them to rubble. The important thing to remember, when the dust settles and you can think with a clear head, is that you can take this tragedy and turn it around, making beauty rise from the ugliness to reclaim your home and re-creating it to be even better than you ever thought possible.
Taking the Optimistic View
It may seem like a hopeless cause, at first; but if you think about it, when the walls have come down, you’re looking at a blank slate. Consider the damage to be an unexpected opportunity. Depending on the scope of the repairs you’re already going to have to make, you might well be on your way to something quite wonderful…and now’s the perfect time to improve the structural integrity of your home so that next time disaster strikes, you might actually be able to come out unscathed.
Pursuing the Possibilities
Have you been thinking you might be in need of more space? Use that blown-out wall to your advantage and reconfigure things. Add some more square footage with an extension, rather than just rebuilding things exactly the way they were before. Has water damage killed your carpet? Hit the refresh button and consider something completely new like hardwood or tile. Add French doors instead of replacing a broken wall of windows that looked out onto the patio, or make your home more energy-efficient with an alternative type of insulation if you’re looking at the dry bones of your home.
Now truly is the time to make the most of a bad situation, so take a step back and assess things carefully before you make any major moves. Talk to a home remodeling contractor or custom home builder to see what recommendations they may have for your home—not just the ways that they can make it identical to what it once was, but also the ways that they might be able to improve things so that the results will fit your needs as they are now, not as they were when you originally designed things.
Don’t let damage reduce your dreams to rubble! Give the experienced team at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., a call today!