Should I Move or Remodel? Think Big Picture

Should I move or remodel?

Ah yes, the question that drives homeowners to their wit’s end—should I move or remodel? The query is both excitable and scary. On one hand, both choices result in improved homes. On the other hand, both choices include a lot of sress and require quite a bit of dedication. We’ll help you through each, and hopefully you’ll understand both options a bit better by the end…

Consider the following for the big decision…

Do you like the place you live?Move or Remodel

The first consideration is easy. If you have lived in the same Dallas, TX home for 15 years and love your environment then you might want to stay put. Your kids might have developed neighborhood friendships, you might be close work or to school, and maybe your neighborhood community is all that you could have ever wanted.

An abrupt move will put these small, everyday conveniences in the past. Sure, you’ll adjust and maybe your new home will work better for you, but is {that a} risk you would be willing to take?

All we’re saying is that it’s important to look at the picture. The qustion “should I move or remodel?” defaults the home to the foreground and forces all other components to the background. At the end of the day, environment, friendships, and comfort play enormous roles in your everyday life.

Consider your budget

The decision to move or remodel is not one that should be made on a whim. Rather, it’s important to think long and hard about your budget for each option. If you want your home to go through significant remodels than you should probably seek the assistance of a professional remodeling company. Choose a company and get an estimate for how much your ideal remodeling project would cost. Make sure to account for materials as well.

On the moving side, it could be a good idea to get a valuation on your Dallas, TX home. You can get a value from a realtor and check with your neighbors as its likely that your home is comparable in value to theirs. Then, you’ll be able to compare that value with the value found by your new home research. Of course, it is important consider mortgage charges, along with your current mortgage. If you’re thinking about moving into an even bigger home, you should consider enhanced utility prices and energy prices as well.

Ultimately, the two choices don’t intertwine as much as you’d think. Moreover, potential increase in home value by remodeling should not be a deciding factor in whether to move or stay in your home. A remodel might increase your current home’s value a bit, but not by much. A kitchen remodel can carry some weight; however not so much with other rooms.

Think about time consumption

Lastly, consider how much time and effort each option would require. Depending on the complexity of the remodel, it might be a few months before your home is fully functional again. By the time your home remodeling project is complete, you could probably have settled into a new home.

Moving is definitely a pain, but it’s usually exciting. As a matter of fact, remodeling and moving both come with great anticipation, it’s just up to you to decide which level of anticipation is more acceptable. It will take longer for you to decide on a new home than it would to decide on a remodeling contractor. They are both important decisions, however, it’s safe to say a new home is a more important decision than deciding on a contractor.

There is much less stress in choosing the right contractor than there would be on choosing the right home. Chances are your contractor will fulfill all expectations, but a new home is a long-term investment that you will be fully accountable for.

There is a lot to the decision: should I move or remodel? We understand. When it’s all said and done, you’ll probably find yourself going with your gut feeling. Just be sure you can afford whichever choice you make, and be sure to account for the overall living conditions of you and your loved ones.

If you would like an estimate to see where you stand from a remodeling standpoint, call Toscana Remodeling at (972) 406-8881. We offer expert remodeling services for all areas of a home. We will talk you through pricing, timelines and project creation. Please visit our blog for more input.

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