BUILD EXTENSION OR MOVE HOUSE?
It is normal to outgrow your home. Perhaps, you have just started a family and what was an ideal size for just you and your partner, may now be too small for the addition of a child (or children). Or you might be fed up with the small kitchen, maybe you want your own dining room. Simply, you could just be seeking a change.
There is an endless list of reasons why you might be asking yourself ‘should I build an extension or move house?’ While there is no right or wrong answer, there are some factors to consider that will help you decide what will suit you best.
The easiest way to answer this question is by looking at your budget. To build an extension onto your current property will likely be cheaper than moving house. So, take your time to work out what you can afford; if you can afford to move then you could enjoy a larger property, without going through the process of building, seeking relevant permission, worrying about the finished result, etc.
If your budget is somewhat lacking, then an extension could be perfect for you, in terms of cost-effectiveness. It is a great way to expand your property while staying in a home you feel comfortable in. Keep in mind, a great extension job can add value to your home. Take a look at Bespoke Norfolk Group’s extension case studies to see the level of quality we provide.
It is also important to identify what you want to achieve by moving house or extending your current home. With an extension, you are slightly limited to what you can accomplish. If all you want is a larger kitchen, then a kitchen extension would be perfect for you; for added space and functionality, a kitchen diner extension could be installed. Consider the idea of loft conversion – it’s a great way to utilise all of the space in your home.
On the flip side, if you’re after additional bedrooms, a larger kitchen, larger bathroom, bigger living room, etc. Then, perhaps, it is best to pack up and move house.
As well as thinking about the important things, such as budget, permissions, affordability, and so on, you also want to think about yourself and what plans you have for the future. Realistically, are you ready to leave your home? It is a big decision which you don’t want to regret down the line.
Another question to ask yourself is how long are you planning to stay at your property? If the answer is you plan to stay for a long time, then an extension could be your best bet. Instead of leaving your home, expand it to fit around your new lifestyle.
The best solution for this problem would be to create your next home from the ground up. By doing it this way, you get to mould your dream home around all your individual needs and desires. Here at Bespoke Norfolk Group, some of our best projects have been the ones created from scratch. If you’re interested in finding out more about our new builds, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
In conclusion, there is no straightforward answer. Each solution has its own set of pros and cons. It’s really down to your own individual situation.
If you are seeking more from your current property, Bespoke Norfolk Group have the team and tools on hand to attain your highest desires. Get in touch today to find out more.