House Renovation v New House
There are lots of reasons why your current home isn’t big enough or doesn’t have the facilities you need. Maybe you have a new baby on the way or a family member moving back in. Maybe you now work from home and need an office or are turning a hobby into a business and need a workspace.
Whatever the reason, there are two main options – a house renovation to gain space or move to a new house. But how do you assess which is best?
It is always worth looking at your existing home to see if you could do work to create the extra space needed. With the Permitted Development rights, there are lots of things you can do to a home and usually you don’t need planning permission – converting the loft or garage, adding an extension or conservatory or changing the internal layout are a few of the most common ones.
Look at what you need and how you can gain this in your existing home. For a new home office, could you convert the loft or add a conservatory. For an extra bedroom, you could convert above the garage to add another room. For a new bathroom, you could change the layout of the bedrooms and gain a small extra space.
Only consider moving to a new house if you can’t gain the space you need from the one you have. The extra costs involved with moving are far more than the cost of renovation and that’s without considering all the disruption!
Contact Decal Scotland to discuss your requirements.