Recycle and Rebuild or Renovate: Blu® Homes Releases Infographic to Help Homeowners Make the Most of Their Investments
August 28, 2013
Discover average returns on the most common home improvement projects, learn how to recycle your old home before building new, and see how much money building green can save in home operating costs.
SAN FRANCISCO AND WALTHAM, MA—August 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/—With the American owner-occupied housing stock older than ever according to a recent Department of Housing and Urban Development American Housing Survey (AHS), more and more homeowners are facing the need to make drastic upgrades, or even consider when it’s time to tear down and rebuild a new home. To address this dilemma, Blu® Homes, Inc., (“Blu”), the leading builder of precision-engineered, green prefab homes, has released a helpful infographic designed to provide American families with information on the options of renovating or rebuilding.
This engaging, fact-packed graphical tool covers important topics such as:
- What to consider when deciding whether to renovate or rebuild
- A side-by-side comparison of the costs and returns on investment of the six most common renovation projects
- How to recycle your old home for cash or a tax credit when it’s time to rebuild
- The financial benefits of building green, from tax credits to lower operating costs
The infographic can be easily embedded into third-party websites and shared through social media by going to bluhomes.com/infographics/renovate-or-rebuild/
Key facts from the infographic include:
- One year of demolition debris from demolished homes is enough to build a 30-by-30-foot wall around the entire border of the continental United States.
- So far this year, owners of older homes have spent $750 million more than owners of new homes on repairs and upkeep.
- In California, green certified homes sell an average of 9% higher than conventional homes.
“Recently, Blu Homes has been approached by several clients who were interested in tearing down decrepit homes and rebuilding a Blu home in that house’s place,” explained Karl Daubmann, Blu Homes’ vice president of design and creative director. “Although the existing homes were suffering from too many structural issues to renovate efficiently, it got us thinking about green methods to approach the issue of a teardown. We hope that this infographic helps homeowners consider this process from various angles.”
For homeowners who have been wondering about the most environmentally-friendly approach to teardown and rebuild, Blu Homes has created a guide to recycling your home—also referred to as deconstruction. Visit www.bluhomes.com/deconstruction to find out more about the benefits of deconstruction, from what can be salvaged to how much money you can make by recycling the parts of your home.
To see the complete infographic and sources click here: bluhomes.com/infographics/renovate-or-rebuild/
About Blu Homes
Blu Homes, Inc. is the leading provider of beautiful and green precision-built prefab homes in North America. Built in its own 250,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Vallejo, California, Blu’s inspired and nationally recognized homes can be found from New York to the Colorado Mountains and the Pacific Coast. Blu’s proprietary steel framing and building technology result in homes that are as strong as they are beautiful; ship efficiently; and are conveniently finished on site by our own teams. Blu homes are more economical, healthier to live in, require lower maintenance, and are much stronger than conventional construction. Visit www.bluhomes.com. Blu is also the proud builder of the Sunset magazine 2012 Idea House in Healdsburg, California. For more information on the Sunset Idea House, click here.