Maybe some changes need to be made in your house. You may need a bit more room, or you may just want to change it up and have a brand new “look.” But you can’t decide what to do – should you have your old place renovated or should you move to a new location instead?
Here are some things you need to consider in order to make your decision:
- Evaluate if you need to make a small change or a really major one.
Do you need just a little bit more room in one part of the house? Or do you need to change the structure of the whole place? If there are space needs that can be solved by expanding one room or part of the house, you may be better off just remodeling. However, if the whole structure needs to be changed and rearranged in order to meet your needs, you may want to consider moving to a new home. If you decide to renovate, don’t forget to get a garage permit in Calgary or other appropriate permits.
You also have the option of completely tearing down your old structure and moving out for the meantime, while reconstructing the new house. This depends on how good your location already is. Which brings us to the next point for review:
- Check to see if moving to a different location is more feasible for you and your family.
If there are available spaces that are priced reasonably, and are much more accessible to your place of work, the school/s of your children, and other places that you frequent, you may want to consider moving. There are real estate options all over that may be worth considering.
- Assess how functional the current piping, electrical wiring, and other utilities are in your current home.
If the wiring, plumbing and utilities are solid in your current home, it might be worth considering staying and renovating. If they are out of code or in need of replacement, it might be time to disclose the issue to buyers and cut bait.
- Check your emotional and psychological needs.
Sometimes, the change of scenery may provide a good refuge for your emotional or psychological state. If you are looking for a shift in energy that can only be solved by going to a different location altogether, then you should go for it. Just make sure this move is something you and your partner or housemates can afford. If you can’t afford to move or do a huge renovation, you may want to consider small updates that can spruce up your current space.
These are just some of the questions you need to ask yourself to help you decide whether you should relocate or remodel.