Move or Remodel?
So, you're thinking about moving or remodeling. This choice has thousands of people, just like you, stumped everyday. Should we sell the house that we've lived in for years? Or pour thousands of dollars into a remodel? The struggle is real and the decision to sell your house or create a new one within the old can be daunting and, let's be honest, scary. Let us help make the decision a little bit easier with our guide on moving or remodeling.
Will Moving be Enough?
Maybe your neighbors have run over your flower garden for the last time. Or the school district you're in isn't where you would want to be. If you're experiencing serious problems at your current house, you might want to consider moving.
Does Your Home Hold a Special Place in Your Heart?
It might sound silly, but how you feel will hold a lot of weight in whether you move or choose to renovate. A good rule of thumb is, if you're really connected to your neighbors, neighborhood and surrounding areas, and you don't have many complaints, it might be a good idea to renovate.
Does Your Budget Fit Reality?
You'll need a realistic budget when you're trying to decide if you should sell your home or renovate it. Having a solid budget in place will tell you pretty quickly if one option is better than the other or if both options aren't a good fit for you right now.
How Long Does a Renovation Take?
Anytime you're tearing something down to build something new, you're going to need patience. Renovations are labor intensive and they can take 1-2 months or 6 months or more. Deciding whether or not you and your family can live in a space that's being renovated will give you a clear answer. On the other hand, renovations give you the freedom to customize your space and add personal touches that you won't get in a new home.
If you're still trying to decide whether to sell your home or renovate, sit on the idea of living in a custom space vs. selling and buying something new. At the end of the day, you'll need to choose the best option for your family. Everyone is different and we all need to make the choices that best fit the lifestyle that we want to create.
If you have questions about a home renovation process, or you're in the market for a general contractor, please feel free to contact us and our team would be more than happy to help you!