Top 6 Reasons to Renovate
Some people do it for a living. Some people do it for fun. You? Chances are you’re thinking of renovating because you want to turn the home you have into the home you need.
You’re weighing up the costs of moving versus adding an extension to make your home bigger. Or a 2nd storey to capture views? Or maybe it’s an up-to-the-minute kitchen and living area you’re dreaming of? Or that fab outdoor entertaining area you’ve always promised yourself? Maybe you’re looking at a granny flat, which would give your family extra space and a potential income down the track?
You may even have got as far as finding out how much you can borrow and what the current value of your home is so that you can be sure you won’t be over-capitalising.
Which means you’ve probably already got a rough budget in mind.
So now you’re gearing up to make the big decision and get the ball rolling.
To help with your deliberations, here’s a handy reminder of the 6 best reasons to renovate:
1. Location, location, location
You love where you live and don’t want to move to a different area – not to mention the hassle involved and the tens of thousands of dollars that disappear in stamp duty, agents’ fees and removal costs! You have a great neighbourhood, close to good schools, shops and amenities, and you want to stay there.
2. Lifestyle upgrade
Who wants the headache of scouring the real estate listings in the hope of finding a house that meets their needs – and their budget – when they can make a few changes to their existing home and voilà, it’s perfect!
3. Future proof
Worried you’ll outgrow your existing home? Already need more space for the family to stretch out in? An extension or second-storey addition is an easy and cost-effective way of adding the extra room you need now – and tomorrow.
4. Form and function
Yes, it is possible to rework the floor plan of your existing home so that spaces become far more usable and much more comfortable to live in. A home improvement project is a great chance to make it more energy-efficient and water-conscious, too. A few extra features can go a long way to making it cheaper to run and more environmentally sustainable.
5. Good as new
If you’re battling a few structural problems with your older home, a professional home improvement project will give you peace of mind that the issues have been fixed for good. That leaky old roof and that ancient electrical wiring can finally be replaced.
6. Keep up with the trends
You’ve pinned, posted and shared the pictures, now it’s time to make them your own. From sculleries and standout alfresco areas, to the Hamptons style and big feature-packed kitchens, pick your favourites from the latest trends. Existing home a little on the dark side? Bring in the light. Love your home’s character? Make it shine, or add in some more. You’ll never be short of inspiration when you’re renovating.
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