Why Move When You Can Renovate: Advantages of Remodeling over Relocation

The question between renovating and relocating can be a tough one to decide. On one hand, moving holds the prospect of an exciting new adventure. But buying a new house and moving there can be a pricey venture. On the other hand, renovating allows you to keep your home and make it much better. Here are the advantages of remodelling over moving.

1. No need to uproot your life 

Moving to a new place can be exciting but when you consider all the things that will change, it might not seem like such a great idea. If you have kids, it means uprooting them from their school and friends. Even more complications result if you have a job or business in your current location. All this can end up disrupting your life to a great degree. 

By renovating, there is no need to change anything. You can carry on with your life as it was. This greatly lessens the stress of the renovation process and can also save you some money. 

2. Make your home work for you

If you are planning to purchase a new home, the search process will be long and drawn out. Finding the perfect home that meets all your needs and preferences is very hard. The advantage of renovating is that you can create the exact kind of home you want. You can choose the flooring, colour and roof size you desire. It is almost impossible to buy a home that meets your checklist a hundred percent. 

By moving, you might be forced to settle for a home that is second best to what you wanted. By renovating, you make your current home work perfectly for your changing needs. Whether you need a sunroom, a bigger kitchen, a new floor or a roof deck; you can do it all by renovating. 

3. Renovating adds value to your home 

If you are planning to sell your home down the line, then renovating is the ideal choice for you. A well-executed remodelling project can add 10 percent or more to your home value. You can get even more money for your home a few years down the line than you will right now if you decide to move.

4. It can save you money 

If you decide on moving and buying a new home, costs can quickly add up. First of all, you might get a house that is more expensive than you expected. Sometimes you might be forced to buy new furniture for the new home. Then there are the moving costs. You have not even considered fees involved in the sales process. 

By renovating, you maintain tight control over costs. You can have an estimate budget and more or less stick to it throughout the process. In the end, you might end up spending way less on renovation than moving.

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