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Moving vs a House Extension Project - What Makes More Sense for You

Written by Posted On Friday, 29 November 2019 22:20

Have you reached a point where you no longer love the house you are in? Is the problem a severe lack of space? If so there’s no doubt you’re desperate for a solution. For many, it comes down to selling or staying and adding a home extension. So which is the right answer for your needs? Well, there are pros and cons to each, as we will discuss.

The Pros and Cons of Moving

In terms of the pros for moving, you’ll be able to start from scratch and find a house layout and size that matches up with your needs and wants. It also gives you a chance to relocate to a different neighbourhood, city, or town if you’re currently unhappy where you are. Even though moving is a lot of work, as packing up the entire contents of a home is never fun, and then you’ve got to unpack it on the other end – it can still go smoother than a massive house extension project.

Now as for the cons, if you are looking to move to a larger house there’s a good chance you’ll need to spend more money. In other words, it needs to be in the budget. If you’re attached to your current neighbourhood, the kids love their school and their friends, and you like the atmosphere it can be sad to leave. There’s also no guarantee you’ll find exactly what you want unless of course, you’re building from scratch.

The housing market is also known for being quite volatile so selling your home could take time, and you may need to settle for a lower asking price in the end.

The Pros and Cons of a House Extension

Then there is the option of a house extension, which can be small or large. What makes this such an attractive solution for homeowners is the fact you get a customised solution. You can add the exact amount of space you need, and then use that space as you see fit. In other words, you’ll be able to tweak the layout of your home. At the same time, you don’t have to uproot everyone and move neighbourhoods, change schools, and so forth – everything stays the same.

Working with an experienced and professional company like houseUP, a London-based construction company for architects to show off their incredible skills will make it possible for you to design your dream addition.

Now as for the cons with a home extension project, well there are a few. A good place to start is by determining if you need planning permission, then there is the budget (extensions can be very costly), how it will affect your home insurance, can your existing services handle the addition, whether or not you have shared walls with a neighbour, how good is the site access, and more. It can also be a very long process, which means you’ll essentially be living in a construction zone for weeks, even months.

No Clear Cut Answer

At the end of the day, it’s all about what will make you the happiest, what will best fit your lifestyle, and budget.

Listing Additional Info

  • State: Alabama
  • Address: 1231 Highland Ave., Ste. 106 #247
  • City: Rancho Cucamonga
  • Zipcode: 91739
  • SOLD: no
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