Should I Move Or Remodel?
As expert builders in Surrey, we understand the tough decision to either move or remodel. You may feel that you’ve outgrown your current home and expanding may be the best option for creating more living space in a familiar setting. However, you might be more inclined to completely fly the nest and find a new home to settle down in. Weighing up the pros and cons of each plan may be the best way to clarify which option is best for you.
Pros & Cons of Moving:
An advantage to moving house is the change of scenery that comes with it. Maybe you’ve had enough of an urban lifestyle and want to move to a countryside setting to have more space for the kids to roam about. Moving gives you choice, this can mean looking for a considerably larger or smaller home based on your preferences, but it can also mean choosing a better community to live in.
A disadvantage of moving is the costly expenses involved. You’ll likely need to pay between 0.75% to 3% (plus VAT) of the sales price in real estate agent commissions. You may also have closing costs on both homes, moving costs, and the costs of upgrades (paint, new carpet, etc.) for your new home. When all costs are accounted for, moving house can be a risky financial decision.
Pros & Cons of remodelling:
An advantage of remodelling is that you can plan the redesign to meet your exact specifications. If you decide to upgrade your old home, you’ll be able to equip it with all the furnishings and finishes you desire at a fraction of the cost of a new home. Want to install that high-tech kitchen you’ve always wanted? Go ahead. Need to remove a couple of internal structural walls? If it’s within your budget, go for it. Our 35+ years of expertise make NBC Construction an easy choice when choosing the best builders in Surrey for your home renovations.
A disadvantage of a remodel is that you will most likely be living in a construction zone for a period of time. A major kitchen renovation, for example, could leave you without a place to prepare food properly for months. This can be inconvenient and costly, as you’ll need to find alternatives to fit your home life around the remodel.
How to decide?
While there are no rules to determine whether you should sell your home or stay put, there are some important factors to consider before making your choice. If your current home works for your job and your family, it can make sense to remodel and work with what you have. However, if you desire a change of scenery then moving to a new home might be the right choice for you. Taking into account your finances and lifestyle will be invaluable in making the correct decision for your family and yourself.
If you’ve still got a couple more burning questions that you’d like answered by a team of expert builders in Surrey, then why not give us a call? Ring us on 01252 338801 or drop us an email to email@example.com and we’ll reply as soon as we can!