A lot of clients ask us this question and there is no straight answer, but we thought the following points might give you something to consider. It really does come back to what you are trying to achieve.
Do you want to retain the old world charm you fell in love with all those years ago, or are you sick of the creaky floor boards, tiny bathrooms and pokey kitchens?
When you turn the key and come home, do you have a sense of ‘wow I still love this place like the day I bought it’, or, do you think ‘I’m so frustrated with how cold, creaky and small this place is?’
Some of our clients love aspects of their home and they want to retain the look and feel of some rooms, so we have been able to keep the walls, but we insulate them, re-do the floor boards and pop in a split system unit to make the home more insulated. Giving the perfect temperature in both winter and summer. We then extend the bathrooms and kitchen, as we find a lot of clients really can’t manage with such small areas.
Sometimes just those extra few meters in the family room, makes all the difference! Some clients don’t realise the difference it will make and are thrilled when we suggest it, as they thought they had to pull their beloved home down to achieve this result.
But then you may want to start fresh…
You love the area, the neighbours and the street, but now that the kids are older, the cute little home will no longer do! That’s when a quick visit from our Master Builder pays off. By understanding your needs, Mark can quickly tell you that for all the changes you want to make, it would be better to knock down and build the perfect dream home on your land.
All it takes is a visit to determine your needs and get the right advice. Don’t sit there wishing your home was exactly how you wanted it, give us a call and we can go through some options with you.
It comes back to what you want and we just want you to… ‘love where you live’.