Is It Better To Remodel Or Build A New Custom Home?

You’re not sure whether you should remodel your current home or build a new custom home in Whangarei. Both options have their own set of advantages and disadvantages, and it can be difficult to decide which is the best option for you.

It depends

There is no simple answer to the question whether to remodel or to build brand new, as it depends on a variety of factors including budget, timeline, and personal preference. Generally speaking, remodeling a home is typically cheaper and faster than building a new one from scratch, but there are some exceptions. If your home is in bad shape and needs extensive repairs, it may be more cost effective to build a new home. However it does often negate the need for council. Which let’s face it, is a plus.

Having a renovation done means there will be a lot less work for the construction company internal walls may be moved, but structural walls will remain. And as a rule, few choose to remodel their entire house in one go.

The main advantage of remodeling is that you can keep the features of your home that you love, while updating others to better suit your needs. For example, if you love your neighborhood but need more space, you could add an addition onto your home rather than moving to a new location. Remodeling also allows you to add your own personal touches and really make the space your own.

Building a new custom home gives you the opportunity to start from scratch and design a space that perfectly suits your needs and future needs. You don’t have to just ‘play round the edges’.. You get to choose everything from the layout to the finishes, and you don’t have to work around existing features that you don’t like. The risk though is that it can be more costly and time-consuming than renovation, and that anything can go wrong during building if you work with an inexperienced builder.

The best way to decide whether remodeling or building a new custom home is right for you is to consult with a professional contractor with a great build history who can assess your needs and give you an estimate of the cost and timeline for both options. Once you have all the information, you can make an informed decision about which option is best for you. It is not always about the money however, so will remodelling be a band-aid to a bigger problem (of the house not fitting how you live).

Why hire an experienced homebuilder for your remodeling or custom home construction?

An experienced homebuilder will have the knowledge and expertise to help you navigate through the entire process, from planning to construction to finished product. They will be able to recommend materials and design options that fit both your needs and your budget, and they will be able to oversee the construction of your home so that it is completed on schedule and to your specifications.

Now if you’ve decided that building a new custom home is the best option for you. This gives you the opportunity to design a space that perfectly suits your needs and lifestyle. An experienced new home builder will help you navigate through the entire process, from planning to construction to finished product.

Building a new custom home is the best way to get the exact features and layout that you want in your home. With the help of an experienced homebuilder, you can make your dream home a reality. Contact Homeworld to get started on your custom Whangarei homebuilding project. (sorry, we don’t do remodeling work!)

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Homeworld has been designing and building homes in Northland for over 40 years, so we’ve seen it all and come out on top. We always love to celebrate with new homeowners. Handing over the keys is always an exciting moment for us, and it gives us great pleasure to see our clients settle into their stylish and cozy new home.

At Homeworld, we’d love to hear from you and help you get your Whangarei custom house construction project off the ground, whether you’re just getting started with the design process for your dream home or require a design-build team to take the reins.

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