Renovate, Move, or Build a New Home
These days, many families find themselves in a position where their current home simply doesn’t meet their needs, currently or their future needs. (Simple Tips to Make Your Small Home Feel Like A Big Space) Maybe there aren’t enough bedrooms or bathrooms. Maybe it’s the kitchen that’s too small and hopelessly outdated. (7 Signs Your Kitchen Needs Renovating) Your layout may not fit your personal style. Your home may be no longer be as desirable as it once was.
If you do find yourself in this situation, what’s your next move? Well, you have three options: remodel your current home, (7 Tips for Home Renovation on a Budget) move to a home in a new neighborhood that better suites your needs, or design and build a new home. Each option has its own set of pros and cons and your family must consider all of them and their nuances before making such an important decision.
The accompanying infographic, Renovate, Move or Build a New Home?, offers a brief list of factors to consider before choosing. Things to consider include your budget (How much will your new house cost to build?), emotional ties to your neighborhood and home, the current real estate market, your tolerance of inconvenience, the amount of available free time, and more.
It all comes down to a balancing act. You must weigh your desire for what you want against your ability to pay for it. A serious consideration of the infographic’s reasons for choosing one option over the other will help you decide which way to go in pursuit of your dream home. Check it out — the advice is sure to help you hit a home run!
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How to save money when building or renovating your home
Cost Should Not Be The Only Factor When Building Your New Home
Bathroom Design Essentials - What You Should Consider When Designing, Building and Renovating Your Ultimate Bathroom - Part 1
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Paul Netscher has written 2 easy to read books 'An Introduction to Building and Renovating Houses - Volumes 1 and 2'. An Introduction to Building and Renovating Houses Volume 1 deals with Hiring Contractors, Managing Construction and Finishing Your Home. and Designing your ideal home Volume 2 deals with Finding Your Ideal Property and Designing Your Dream Home.
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