Approach and expertise: refurbishment versus rebuild

We are trying to decide whether to renovate or rebuild our home. We have not yet decided. The very first problem with deciding whether to renovate or rebuild our home has to do with…

Approach and expertise: refurbishment versus rebuild

We are trying to decide whether to renovate or rebuild our home. We have not yet decided.

The very first problem with deciding whether to renovate or rebuild our home has to do with how big and how much change we would like to see in our home. This may relate to anything from improvements in the exterior to interior changes, or how big an entry one would like for first impressions to being able to live in a single family home.

Another common issue for homeowners looking to make some changes in their home is whether they want to invest the money required for renovations in some type of building project or would they like to find someone to take the reins, so to speak, and take care of the project for them.

There is also a fact that sometimes homeowners don’t want to be in charge of the project due to the time required. For example, one of the challenges that homeowners often have when renovating their home is the amount of time spent on the project and prior planning that they must undertake before moving in.

Time is an important consideration, because we all know the costs of investing in all types of renovations and potential repairs. Having this figure in mind can help families decide whether to renovate or rebuild their home, or if it is possible to invest in modifications which are not for exterior renovation.

Any modern planning ensures that homeowners are able to make a decision about the future of their home and its utility. There are many factors that each homeowner must weigh in making this decision. For example, is the renovation planned to install a completely new home, or would the addition replace an existing home and maintain a sense of familiarity and/or accessibility to a homeowner? What do the costs of the renovation and costs of extending or building an addition to the outside of a home mean for maintenance on the existing house and family needs? The potential costs of outside solar panels are another issue the owner of the home must consider, as are the budget, availability and costs of a replacement chimney or a new one.

Every owner of a home is responsible for taking into account these factors when trying to decide whether to renovate or rebuild. While each individual has to make their own decision, all homeowners can look to estate agents for advice in trying to make their decision.

If there is a question about renovating or rebuilding, a good estate agent will be able to help. These agents can work with you on the understanding that as they offer advice, their view is not a homogeneously negative or positive one. They do believe their services have value and want to help you through the process. They know that people feel a responsibility to their community and understand that most homeowners want to find someone to take care of their property while they are away. They will, therefore, guide you in speaking to various professionals to help you see both the inside and outside of the renovation as well as look at budgets and the time it may take.

It’s important to know you are looking at an estate agent that will respect your decision.

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