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Home Improvement: Should You Move From Your House Or Extend?

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A growing family can soon start to make your home feel smaller. This then begs the question of what to do about it. Should you move house or would it be better to extend your home. We will take a look at the pros and cons of both of these options.

Moving House


• There is a lot of expense when it comes to moving house that you may not necessarily have realized. Some of the costs involved include legal and conveyancing fees, as well as marketing and estate agent fees.

• You may also find that you will not be able to afford the kinds of dimensions you require. Another drawback of moving house is if you sell your property and you haven’t yet found a house to purchase or move into, you will need to put your goods into a storage facility. Not only will this cost you money it will also take up valuable time as you search for public storage Austin.

• Moving house can also cause further impact on a commute to work. You may find the perfect property, but it may not be in a good location for work. This then means a longer commute to work which could also incur additional costs too.

• Individual taste in a home is important and when you move to a new home you will probably need to decorate it to suit your style. Once again this will incur costs.

Extending Your Home

• When it comes to extending your home there are a number of things you have to consider. You have to work out if you have enough space to extend in the first place and to make sure you don’t lose out on other aspects. Ultimately, the extension should not outweigh the end result.

• As with moving home, there are cost implications to think about. For example, planning and design costs.

• If you stay in your home you are already familiar with you home and it’s decorated the way that you like. This means you won’t have to pay to decorate the whole of your house. Additionally, you are already well established in your neighborhood and your local area.

• One thing you have to work out is what type of extension you are going to do. Do you want to add a bathroom, an additional bedroom, extend the living area or a standard loft conversion?

• Make sure your extension is designed in such a way that it even adds value to the property as not all extensions add value.

• Finally, you need to be aware of the work involved when extending. This means your house may be more difficult to live in. If you don’t have anywhere else to stay, you need to consider how you will cope living in your home whilst the work is underway.

Deciding whether to move or extend often depends on your individual circumstances. There isn’t really a right and wring answer, at the end of the day it all depends on your home and your requirements.

 

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