Should you extend your home add more space as your family and needs change, or do you sell your home and upgrade to something larger? This is a question homeowners ask themselves regularly, and at the end of the day, only the homeowner can answer this because there are often more factors than just extra space to consider. Sometimes there are a number of reasons why you’d like to move into a new home, but other times adding more space if you like the area can be not only a cheaper but a more practical option. Find-A-Builder supply the team of ‘go-to’ builders in Brisbane for building extensions and new homes, and it today’s article we give some questions to ask yourself to decide whether an extension is the best option for you.
What will cost more?
It pays to do your research with this one and not go on gut instincts. Depending on the area you are looking to move into, upgrading a larger home may be cheaper than extending your existing home. Get a reasonable quote for an extension from a reputable company –can we suggest Find-A-Builder? Compare this to the cost of buying a new home in a desired area that is larger. Don’t forget to include other incidental costs that relocating can incur such as greater commuting distance plus moving costs.
How much more space do you need?
If you are looking for a couple of extra bedrooms, a larger kitchen and a bigger living room trying to extend all these areas will not only start getting costly but also time consuming and could tip the scales back in favour of buying a larger home. However if you are after only a modest increase in space, an extension is often the more viable and affordable option.
Will an extension add value to my home?
Yes, but only if it is an extension that is well planned and makes the best use of existing land. This is why you need to go with a trusted builder who a familiar with residential extensions and use the skills of an architect or building designer who can advise on extensions that will add resale value to your property
But I already like the area that I am living in…
If you already like your neighbourhood, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to move to another area simply to buy bigger. Think about redesigning the way you are living, making some compromises and possibly extension either living space or bedroom space makes good sense.
Are there any other options to consider?
If you are on a budget and still want extra living space to take advantage of, decks and outdoor entertaining areas are a rewarding and are a fraction of the cost compared to a full-blown bricks and mortar extension. Find-A-Builder also can create innovative patios and timber decking that flows with the rest of your property and adds a considerable amount of living space.
When it comes to building and extending your home, go with the builders who want the best for you and your home. Find-A-Builder can give you honest and helpful advice and offer transparency on all of our costing. Call us today to find out what we can offer you when it comes to extensions or renovations in your Brisbane home.