If you need more space for your growing family, or longing for an upgrade of your home’s aesthetic, but still love the area you live in and don’t want to sell, you have two options. You can either renovate or do a knock down rebuild on the very same block. Both choices have their pros and cons, and your decision is dependent on your individual needs.
Here, we outline some of the factors you need to consider when choosing to either renovate your home or knock it down and rebuild.
Condition of your home
Your personal preference will play a big role in determining whether you should renovate or knock down your house, as will the condition of the property. It’s up to whether you think you will be comfortable living in the same home with new flooring, some freshly painted walls and new additions, or if you think you could benefit from a complete structural overhaul. The bigger the structural changes you have in mind, the better off you may be with a knock down rebuild.
Weighing up the costs
Often a homeowner will consider a renovation before deciding to build a new home as interestingly we see many instances where a renovation is less cost effective than a knock down and rebuild solution. The possibility of uncovering nasty surprises when you rip up floorboards or knock down walls can turn a simple home reno into a home owners nightmare, and before you know it you are faced with costs way higher than you initially planned. A renovation also requires working within the limitations of your current structure with little room to move or compromise. As the knockdown rebuild specialists building new homes within the northern, eastern and western suburbs, as well as south-east suburbs of Melbourne, Bentley Homes offer affordable yet premium options and the freedom to choose your dream home with ease.
Newer homes are cheaper to maintain as they essentially come with less nasty surprises than older homes, such as termite infestations, mould, asbestos and more. If you start ripping up floorboards or knocking down walls during a renovation and discover issues, they can prove costly and dramatically bump up your budget. But with a knock down rebuild, you are given the opportunity to surpass such issues, and by speaking with a qualified builder, you can select premium materials for the best results.
Trust the knock down rebuild experts
Deciding on whether to renovate or knock down and rebuild your home is a personal choice, but you should always consult the advice of a building expert. The team at Bentley Homes are more than happy to chat with you about the benefits of a knock down rebuild and discuss the freedom of creating your dream home.