Go Design Solutions residential drafting services in Sydney help you decide if you should knock down or re-build
The experts in residential drafting Sydney have some questions to ask yourself when it comes to deciding if you should renovate or knock down your existing home.
Of course, obvious things like what your budget is, and how much time you have, are some of the first things you need to look at. However, our residential drafting design experts explain that there are some bigger questions to ask if you’re struggling with this question for your own home.
Are you allowed to knock down and rebuild in your area?
It may not even be an option for you to demolish your existing home and build something new. In some areas, council planning laws prohibit houses of a certain age, or specific historical importance, from being demolished or significantly changed (especially in their appearance to the street). This is when you need to check with your local council as to the rules of demolishing a home such as yours.
Are your renovation requirements significant or minor?
How much extra room are you actually wanting? If you’re wanting to significantly expand the home, or make big changes (especially structural ones) so that there is barely anything left of the existing home, then it is worth questioning whether a renovation is viable or economically the best investment of your money.
Can you work with the current orientation of your home?
Our home building designers in Penshurst explain that ideally, you want to be able to get north-easterly and/or northern sunlight into the living areas of your home. If the home faces completely the wrong direction and you have to make massive structural modifications to the existing home, renovation may not be the best use of your mortgage.
Be sure to visit our page next week where our home building designers in Penshurst share more valuable tips to help you make the decision of knocking down or rebuilding your family home.