For many households, it is quite easy for families to outgrow their homes. This is usually because growing families can put stress on living arrangements. This being the case, you might be wondering what is the best way to deal with this: extending or moving?
For situations like this, we argue that extending might be best for you. This is due to a number of reasons. If you would like to learn more about why extending might be the best for you, then please keep on reading below.
Extending Your Home
Extending your home rather than moving out can provide various benefits for you and your family, ranging from increasing the value of your property to simply providing you with much more convenience.
With house extensions, you can truly unlock the potential of your home without going through the stress that comes with moving out such as packing, putting your house on the market, bank finance and more.
Here are just a few reasons why extending your home rather than moving out might be the best option for you:
1). Extending Increases Your Property’s Value
Home extensions can actually help increase the value of your property. For example, the addition of a bedroom or even a bathroom can add up to 15% to your property’s value.
As such, if you want to move out in the future you will be able to get the best financial return due to the value-added by the extension.
2). Extending Makes Your Home Feel More Like Home
You may have moved into your home that was previously owned by someone else. By extending your home, you will be able to make the home feel more like your own home by customising it just the way you want it.
Having a home that truly is your own allows you to personalise it and create the right amount of space that you need. Everyone who lives in the household will also be able to pitch in their own ideas to help maximise the space of your new home extension so that it suits everyone’s needs.
3). Extending Saves Time and Money
This is an important advantage that extending has over moving out. Instead of putting down a huge deposit on a new home along with paying movers to help move your furniture, you can use that money to expand your home.
This can help save you money in the long run, even saving you enough money to decorate your home’s new space. You’ll also be able to save much more time extending your house especially since, on your part, extensions are less hands-on than moving out is.
4). Extending Involves Various Options
There are various types of extensions that you may consider. For example, you can get a side extension if your house is detached or semi-detached, or a rear extension placed at your home’s rear.
Of course, these are only two examples of extensions. You can get front extensions, roof extensions, conservatories, mezzanines, roof extensions, and much more. The choices when it comes to extending homes are vast.
5). Extending Avoids Disruption
Moving out can be very disruptive and stressful. There are so many things to consider and organise before you can fully exchange contracts and fulfil all the other necessary requirements.
Building an extension not only avoids this stress and disruption but allows you to stay within the comforts of familiarity. While extending your home may also come with its own challenges such as noise and dirt, familiarity is definitely something that will not be compromised here.
The most important benefit of extending is that you won’t have to sacrifice much or make significant changes in your life. You are simply just upgrading your home according to the vision that you have for it.
Extending your home is probably the best choice for you if you do not want to be displaced from familiar surroundings and want to avoid the financial and time stresses that may come with moving out.
Extending your home allows you to not only upgrade your home but to personalise it as well. There are many options to consider in terms of the type of extension, how much space you want, and much more.
If you are looking for some home extension ideas, then please speak to us at Period Extensions & Designs. Our award-winning designers have a plethora of experience when it comes to designing extensions and renovations from period-style homes, right through to contemporary structures.
We will listen to what you want and use our knowledge and experience to turn your vision into a truly exquisite design, which we will then bring to life.
Whether you need help with the design or the actual extension and renovation itself, please call us today at Period Extensions & Designs on (03) 8658 1340 or contact us through our contact form.