If you are thinking of buying a new home, you should always consider if remodeling your current home is a better option. Buying a new home and remodeling both have their pros and cons, but here are six reasons you should opt for a home remodel vs. buying a new home.
You Can Get Exactly What You Want
Even an amazing new home will likely not have 100 percent of what you are looking for in a home. When looking for a home, it’s a great idea to think about how your family will be living in it: how much space do you need? Will it work for your everyday life?
If you have lived in your current home for a year or more, you know exactly where it works in your life and where it doesn’t. This will help you know if you need to change it in any way.
Charm & Personality of Your Home
The charm of homes built in 1900, or 1950, or 1980, cannot be replicated — even though some builders try. Keeping the personality of your home while also modernizing it is something you can’t get in a new home.
When you remodel, you can work with your designer to keep that charm while designing the room, or home, that works for you and your family.
Location Location Location
If you love your neighborhood, there is no home that will be able to have so many features that it will take the place of where you feel like home. You can change any home, but you can’t change the location of that home.
When considering if you are going to buy new or remodel your home, think about how much your current location means to you.
You’re Attached to Your Home
Your home is where your kids took their first steps, or where you spent your first Christmas as a married couple, or where you experienced thousands of other special life moments. These memories should be remembered, even if your house is no longer fitting your lifestyle.
A remodel can turn the house into the home you want, while also not moving away from the home you love.
Cost & Building Equity
If the market has risen, it’s really tempting to sell your house when it increases in value — but remember, you will have to buy a new home too. That new home, if it fits your needs, will also have a new higher price.
Staying in your home means building equity, and a home remodel can help you love your home for decades to come.
You Don’t Have to Move
Does anyone like moving? Remodeling your home vs. buying new means that there is no packing, no hiring a mover or renting a moving truck, no turning your life upside down for weeks or months until you are settled into your home, and no starting life over in a new part of town.
Remodeling your home means that you can get the home you love without having to uproot your life and start over. You can work with your designer to get the design you want as it works in your existing home.