05 Nov Don’t want to move? Just Renovate and stay
Memories can be a powerful reason for many people who want a change but don’t want to move out of their neighbourhood and leave the home they have lived in. Or, you may have purchased a house that does not meet your living standards but is in the location you love and always planned to renovate.
Whatever your reason it is possible to stay in your home, or update a new purchase by renovating or making additions to your living space to create the home you want, in an area you want to live in.
It is not all toil and trouble when you choose to renovate your home
Everyone has a friend or acquaintance that has a story about renovating but any obstacles can be overcome through careful planning and making the right choices. Deciding on how big you want to make the renovation, how many rooms will be affected or adding rooms to make your living space larger, these are just a few of the reasons. There are multitudes of decisions to make in the lead up to, and during the renovation process.
First step is to align your renovation / addition to your vision, living needs and budget. Once you have that sorted the most important decision you will make is your choice of builder.
You need to find a building company that has the right experience and who is great at communication. The fit between you and your builder means the process will be open and transparent every step of the way.
If you remain living in the house for the duration of the renovation you need to feel comfortable with the people working in your home. It is important to do your research to make sure you choose a renovation specialist who understands the importance of time and budget, someone who gives you confidence.
What exactly is a Renovation?
The definition of a renovation is the process of improving an outdated, damaged or broken structure, it means to create something new, or bringing something back to life. Doesn’t that sound exciting!
Life is not a static existence, over the years we change and our needs change with them. For the sake of a short period of inconvenience you can live in the area you love and create the home you have been dreaming about for so long.
You will have the opportunity to work with a specialised renovation builder to create yourself a truly unique home – full of your own vision and ideas for your life.
Entertaining may be what you love, including that in your renovation will have everyone wanting to come to your place for special occasions. The children might be getting older and need their own room or they may be leaving home and you want a larger living space. Whatever the reason for choosing to renovate, working closely with the right builder will not only bring those dreams to life but it means you will also enjoy the journey.
Do your research and ask questions
Understanding what you want out of your renovation is the first step, understanding how important it is to work closely with the builder who is going to bring your ideas to life is absolutely the next step.
Talk to others, read reviews, meet with potential builders to see if you can communicate well with each other. Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions with any builder you are considering for your renovation. A specialised renovation builder will have the answers, their job is to provide you with enough information to make an informed decision about your vision, as well as having the experience to bring your renovation / addition to life.
Most importantly, your builder should give you the confidence that you have made the right choice about the renovation you are about to undertake.
Don’t move, renovate with an excitement that you will be living in the home you have been dreaming about. Best of all you will have enjoyed the experience.