If you have a home that’s dated and in need of improvement, you may be considering a major renovation. However, if it’s going to be a big project, you may want to consider doing a knockdown and rebuild project. Instead of improving your current home, it’s demolished, and the land used to build a new home from scratch. While this may sound like a daunting project, there are many reasons why it makes sense.
- It can be less expensive than a renovation
You might assume it’s cheaper to renovate a house, but the truth is, some homes are beyond repair. If you’re constantly patching up an old home that’s no longer energy efficient, then that’s money down the drain. If your home is so dated that you are completely overhauling it, then you might find it makes sense in the long run to knock it down and start again. It means you get a clean, modern home that’s much cheaper to run.
- You can redesign your home
No matter how much we love our homes, most of us have some things we’d change about them. Whether it’s making them more open plan, creating a room for family time or adding an ensuite, you’ve no doubt got a list of changes you’d like to make. When you do a knockdown and rebuild, you can deal with custom home builders Canberra, who can create a design from scratch, so make the most of the space you have while giving you the home features you want.
- You live at the same address
While you get the advantages of a new home, your address stays the same. This means:
- You don’t have the hassle of needing to change your address on bills and paperwork
- Your kids can stay in the same school
- You have the same commute
- You know the neighbours and still feel part of the community
If you love your neighbourhood but dislike your home, then a rebuild project might be perfect for you. It means you use the same plot of land but can redesign your home from scratch. Land can be expensive, so if you have a home on a decent plot of land, then this kind of project allows you to make the most out of it. You can build your dream house brick by brick and get the place you’ve always wanted without needing to move.