Moving homes or business premises is not fun at all. It consists of months of planning, hiring a reliable moving company and getting everything arranged exactly the way it was. It can take a long time to unpack and finally get settled in.

Sometimes it’s necessary to move but more often than not, there’s another, easier option – renovating. It all depends on the reason you’re considering a move in the first place. If you’re moving because you need more space due to a growing family you need to consider a few things. If you have enough space to extend your home and you love your neighbourhood, the answer is clear.

Below are some questions to ask yourself before you decide between moving and renovating:

Do you love your location?
Location is everything. You have to consider schools, travel time to work and back as well as safety aspects of the area. If you love the location, consider renovations rather than moving.

What option makes financial sense?
Your home is an investment. Making improvements to your home might cost less than buying a new home, but make sure you don’t overcapitalise. Typically, kitchen and bathroom renovations will add value to your home and is considered a good investment.

Does your home hold sentimental value?
This is a no-brainer. A home that has been in your family for a long time will be a good candidate for renovations.

Do you have the patience for home renovations?
Renovations can be challenging! Your privacy will be invaded for an extended period of time and you’ll have to live without some comforts. In the end, it will all be worth it of course, but are you patient enough to wait?

Will your renovation plans be approved by the local council laws?
Extravagant renovating plans probably won’t but if you stick to the rules and consider your neighbors, you’ll be safe.

For a free consultation and quote for your renovation project, get in touch with the team at Bates SA today!