In certain areas, there are a large number of older homes built in the 70s and 80s that look a little tatty around the edges. While they are loved family homes, these properties may have been built quite cheaply in the past and there’s not an awful lot you can do to bring them up to date. Some of them may even have structural problems at this point. But should you consider knocking your old place down and rebuilding?
A rebuild can be easier
If a lot of work needs doing to your home, you may try to do it in stages, which means you have builders around the home for months on end, while you try and work around them. This solution isn’t ideal, which is why you might want to take the plunge and do a rebuild. Yes, you have to move out, but at least you are away from the mess and chaos and can just leave it up to the builders.
Rebuilding your home lets you change its features
There are lots of things you can do when you rebuild that you can’t do with a simple renovation:
- Change the layout completely – want an extra bedroom or an ensuite? This is a good time to add them
- Create a more modern, open plan space
- Divide up large, oddly shaped rooms and make them more useable
- Make the space more practical and make the most of the available land
You should consult with a house building firm who’ll be able to work with you to make your dreams a reality.
A rebuild can be cheaper than a renovation
Most people will consider a renovation first, perhaps thinking that this is the most affordable option for them. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. If extensive work needs to be done, then it can be extremely costly, especially if you aren’t just doing cosmetic stuff but also working on the structure of the house. It’s worth looking at the knock down rebuild Canberra cost and getting a quote, so you can compare this with the overall renovation cost.
If you have loved your house for many years and are reluctant to move, yet find the condition is deteriorating, then a knockdown and rebuild may be the perfect solution. It means you can still live at the same address, but have a new, modern home that suits your needs and growing family.