Go Design residential drafting services in Penshurst continue with more questions to help you decide if you should renovate or rebuild
Continuing on from last week, our home building drafting designers in Penshurst have some more questions to ask yourself when it comes to determining if you should renovate or rebuild.
Do you accept that your home renovation may cost more than building from scratch?
This is the unfortunate truth of renovating homes. It relates largely to renovation be a bespoke, unique-to-the-individual-home activity that is time consuming and labour intensive. Brand new homes can be built quickly, using systems and modern materials that maximise efficiency and save time.
There are of course, ways to capitalise on this to create benefit in your renovation. However, this basic truth can undo a lot of home-owners and renovation is a mental game as much as anything else!
Have you completed the due diligence with your existing home?
So, you can knock it down, but you really don’t want to. You actually love your home, the character, the features and the location. So how structurally sound is it? What is the access like around the home, and to the home? Where do the services run? What state are they in? Do you know much about the existing state of your home, and what you might have to potentially repair or replace to make your renovation work? Get some advice on how costly will that be, and how much of your renovation budget will need to be dedicated to it (as opposed to creating the new or renovated space you’re chasing). Can that fit in your budget or is the old home really cost prohibitive to save?
What type of home suits your taste?
Our new home building desingers in Penshurt know that you may love the character of your home, the history and quirks of it, and the story that it tells? If you love the idea of adding another chapter to that story to add a breathe of new life then you are a renovator.
Alternatively you may be attracted to the idea of living in a home that no one else has lived in before and the ‘brand-new’ concept appeals to you. If you struggle with ideas to create new spaces from exisiting ones, you will more likely follow the path of new home builder.
In saying that, it can depend what stage of your life you are in although only you are likely to know which one you predominantly identify with. It's important in the end that your new home suits your own style.
Our home extensions experts in Penshurst recommend exploring renovation first and if extending your home to accomodate your needs isn't going to work for you, then becoming a new-home- builder may just be the right path for you to follow!