A new year is the time for a fresh start and for many of us, this means doing all of those home improvements that we want to get on with. This can be smaller things, but it might also mean finally deciding on whether you want to extend your current home or just move to a larger one.
There are pros and cons to both options, and it depends on your own individual circumstances as to which option is better for you. If you need some help and guidance to decide on which is best, here are some of the things to think about….
Will an Extension Add Value?
Something to be mindful of when making any investment, including investing in your home, is whether it will add value to your current home if you extend it. A well done extension will certainly improve the value of the property, but do bear in mind that there is always a maximum price no matter how much you extend it.
When deciding on an extension, think about the benefits that it will bring to your lifestyle as well as the potential value you will gain from it.
Do you Have the Space to Extend?
To extend, you obviously need to have the space to extend to. This might mean sacrificing some of your garden or driveway, depending on where you are planning to extend it, so bear this in mind and weigh up whether that is worth it.
Work with a professional like this Cotswolds house extensions specialists, who will be able to help you and make suggestions to help to make the most of the space that you are creating.
What is Your Budget?
It is important that before making a huge financial commitment like this to work out what you can afford. You should also consider what your budget would be to buy a larger property and work out which option is best. Bear in mind, when you are buying a new house, you also need to take into account the stamp duty, conveyancing fees and the costs of the removals too.
Make sure that you take the cost of both options into account to help you work out what is best for you.