It is a dilemma for many growing families to choose between moving to a bigger home and investing in a home makeover. If you are going to ask remodeling contractors like us, adding square footage makes more financial sense than relocating. Here’s why.
The Cost of Moving
Finding a new home can be a tedious process and expensive process. In addition to decluttering and packing things up in preparation for the move, you’ll also have to deal with realtor fees, land transfer taxes and other similar costs. Unless you are transferring to a custom home, you may have to tackle some minor repairs or even major renovations before or as soon as you move in. These added expenses can hurt your budget more than a home addition or remodel.
The Hassles After Relocation
The hassles don’t end after moving to a new home. Now that you’ve changed your address, you’ll also have to update your details in your driver’s license, health care card, and other forms of identification. You’ll also have to inform your bank, insurance provider, and employer of this significant change. Of course, you can always think of staying put and working with a home remodeling company to find ways you can increase your home’s square footage.
Creating Your Dream Home
Staying put makes sense if you love the neighborhood and still find it convenient to drive to work or your kids to school. By adding more space through a remodel or room addition, you can still enjoy the life you currently have with your family or loved ones. Plus, tackling this project allows you to turn your property into something you’ve been dreaming of. Building a second-story addition or converting an unfinished basement can help transform your home without losing its original charm.
Owens Construction offers comprehensive remodeling services for the most important spaces of your home. To learn more about how we can help you with your kitchen renovation or other interior and exterior remodeling projects, give us a call at (614) 846-1149 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.