Do you feel like you’ve outgrown your current home or want a modern house that suits your lifestyle? While you might be looking to buy somewhere else or considering a renovation, a knockdown rebuild is a third option that may be worth considering. As the name suggests, a knockdown rebuild involves pulling down your existing house and building a brand-new home. If you’re wondering if a knockdown rebuild is worth it, here are a few benefits.
Location, Location, Location
When it comes to your home, the location is often the deciding factor to move or stay. If you love the area you live in, a knockdown rebuild may be the option for you. With a knockdown rebuild, you can remain in the same suburb, while also creating less disturbance for the family. Your kids won’t have to move school, you don’t need to memorise the local Coles and you’ll have the dream home you’ve always wanted. It’s a win-win for the whole family!
Better for the environment
Today, an energy-efficient and sustainable home just makes sense. It’s better for you, your family and the environment, plus it can save you money on electricity costs. Through re-designing the alignment of your home and floorplan, you can create a design that is energy efficient and suits your lifestyle. You will have complete control over the materials used and methods taken to design an environmentally friendly home.
Here at Woodford Homes, we pay careful attention to the thermal mass when designing your floorplan. With this in mind, your home can stay warmer in winter and cool in summer, while also reducing your carbon emissions and impact on the environment.
You have insider knowledge
An advantage you have when knocking down and rebuilding your home, is insider knowledge. You already know what works and doesn’t for your block. You may know that the front of your home becomes warm in summer, so you design the floorplan to have the bedrooms located in the back of the house.
Not only does rebuilding your home give you an advantage on your floorplan design, but you also will know what colours, materials and style you want your home to have. As a result of rebuilding your home from scratch, you’ll love your home even more because it’s exactly what you want, where you want.
The more cost-effective option
While some may say renovating is the more affordable option, it’s surprisingly the opposite. Although a smaller renovation project may be more cost-effective at the time, it’s more than likely to be time-consuming, complicated and filled with surprise issues and costs. Therefore, renovating can end up becoming quite an expense compared to a knockdown rebuild.
In comparison to buying a new home, not only do you need to consider the cost of the house, but you will also have to consider other factors such as stamp duty, agent fees, moving costs, pest inspections and more. Without realising, the costs of moving or renovating can increase dramatically, especially in today’s housing market. This reinforces the fact that a knockdown rebuild may be the more affordable option.
Are you considering a knockdown rebuild? The Woodford Homes team have the knowledge and expertise to transform your space and make your home feel brand new. Contact the team today.