House Renovations in Auckland – Remodel or Re-Build?
When you think of house renovations, a common question that most of the people ask is whether they should remodel or rebuild their house. Careful planning on what you need, want and what you can afford is important as you cannot reverse a lot of the decisions once the renovation is in progress.
Once you have torn down a wall then it is virtually impossible to erect another one just because you have changed your mind. Think long and hard about whether you will benefit more with a complete re-model or whether it will be more wise to just tear down the entire house and re-build. We have put together a few factors that will help you with your decision.
Increase the value of your house
When you are planning the full home renovation, the first thing you have to consider is the long-term results. Remember that remodeling and rebuilding both are costly procedures and so when you are spending a decent amount of money on your house it would be better that you spend it the right way.
1.Home rebuilding will increase the value of your house 5 times more as compared to home remodeling because you will rebuild the entire infrastructure
2.When you re-build your home, you can increase the life of the paint of your house by 7 years.
3. Life-expectancy of your roof increases by 20 years or more when your rebuild the house
What are your Full home renovation goals
One of the most important things you have to consider is your goals. For example, if you want a bigger bathroom or if you want separate common areas then you do not have to re-build the house. A complete or partial renovation is your best option in this case. However, if you are planning to change the infrastructure of the house as it is too old then it is best to rebuild the house.
Set a budget before you take a decision
A common mistake that most of the people make during the planning of their house renovation is that they do not pay attention to the budget. No doubt that home renovation is affordable in Auckland as compared to many other cities but still it is advised that you pay attention to your budget.
You should only consider rebuilding as the solution when you know that you have enough money for building a house. Once the rebuilding project has started it is not possible to change your mind.
Most of the experts advise that you should consider remodeling as your first option until you have more money than estimated cost that you have to pay for tearing down and rebuilding your house.
Select remodeling or rebuilding according to the condition of your house
There are certain cases in which rebuilding is the only option that you have. There are some additions in the house that cannot be managed in remodeling because it will cost more than rebuilding the house. If the foundation of your house is not stable or if it has irreparable structural damages then remodeling the house would be a waste of money. In other cases like when you have a low ceiling and you want to make it high then you have to rebuild the roof.
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