Whether you have been living in an older house for years now or you have just bought an old home you may be wondering whether you should tear down and rebuild or remodel. This can be a hard decision and it is one well worth seeking out a professional on. However, if you are just starting to think about which decision may be better for you, the tips in this blog post may help.
What to Consider when it comes to Rebuilding or Renovating
- The Structure of the Home – If your old home is not structurally sound it may cost more than you think to fix. Major structural issues can be costly. Not only do the structural issue need to be fixed but you may need to look at making the home more energy efficient and fixing other potential problems that may arise. If you do have major structural issues in your home, demolishing and rebuilding could be a better option. If your home’s structure is solid and you love the existing house, remodeling could be a more affordable option.
- Heritage Listed Homes – If you have a home that is on state or territory heritage register then demolishing and rebuilding will not be an option. Renovating heritage listed homes can also be tricky as any changes you plan to make will need to match with the heritage listed rules.
- Your Home’s Boundaries – Before making a decision whether to rebuild or renovate you will need to make sure there are no boundary changes or issues on your current property. You may plan to knock down and build only to realize the boundaries have changed and now you can’t build the house of your dreams or even shadow the previous home that was there. It is a good idea to check this out before deciding or planning to knock down and rebuild.
- Do You Need Somewhere to Live, Now? - If you need to continue to live in the home while changing it, remodeling often makes more sense. This is especially true if the home is structurally sound and parts of the home still appeal to you. When remodeling you can go in stages so that you can continue to live in the home while you tackle each separate area.
These are just a few of the things you will need to consider when making a decision whether to remodel or knock down and rebuild. The team at Towne Craft are experts in both building and remodeling. We can come out to your home and give you an assessment, helping you decide what would work better for your unique situation.
No matter whether you choose to knock down and rebuild or you choose to remodel, our experts will work with you from beginning to end to make sure you get the home you have always wanted.