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Just because a building is there does not mean that remodeling is the best option. Here are ten factors of prime importance when deciding if a building is suitable for remodeling.

As livestock production enterprises change, many producers ask, "Should I remodel this building or abandon it and start over?" A sound answer requires careful evaluation of the intended use of the building being considered for remodeling. The immediate future and projected long range production goals must be considered. We've all read about successful remodeling projects, but few of us ever hear about the large number of remodeling projects that end up as white elephants. Careful and thorough advance planning will help assure a satisfactory end project.

Reaching a sound decision about the possible use of existing buildings requires careful consideration of many individual factors. This NebGuide identifies and briefly discusses 10 important factors.