Renovating Vs. Knockdown Rebuilds – Which One Is Right for You?

For many homeowners, renovating seems like a less daunting process than an entire knockdown rebuild. However, there are some distinct advantages for each option, based on your specific requirements and the condition of your current home. In some cases, a knockdown rebuild is a more suitable solution than a renovation. As trusted Geelong builders, Enso Homes provides expert advice to homeowners to help them make the right choice. 

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Benefits of a Knockdown Rebuild

Here are some reasons why a knockdown rebuild might be the right choice for you: 

  • A knockdown rebuild can be a cheaper option in the long run. A new home has lower maintenance costs, is less likely to have termites and will include a construction warranty from a professional builder. A new home is also more energy-efficient, leading to lower utility bills. 
  • Structural integrity is key and renovating on top of an old structure can sometimes lead to more problems in the future. 
  • Based on the location of your home and the market conditions, a new home may have a significantly higher value and prove to be an excellent investment over time. 
  • A knockdown rebuild is a chance to start over completely and customise your home the way you always imagined it. A home builder with a tried and tested build process will be able to advise you on how best to approach building a new home. 

Benefits of a Renovation

For some homeowners, a renovation could be the ideal choice for the following reasons: 

  • Renovation is the best way to preserve the character and feel of an older building. 
  • Certain buyers are more attracted to older buildings that have been renovated to be energy-efficient and updated for easier maintenance. 
  • Local councils in some areas may not issue permits for knockdown rebuilds. In these situations, a well-planned renovation might be the ideal choice. Enso Homes helps homeowners identify whether their home can be knocked down. 
  • Renovations require less time than knockdowns, which is ideal for families who cannot afford to live elsewhere for long periods of time. 

Trusted Builders for Luxury Custom Homes

At Enso Homes, we understand that making the decision to renovate or knockdown a home can be overwhelming. Luckily, our team of passionate home builders are by your side, to help you create a plan that fits your investment needs and gets you the best result possible. Contact us now for in-depth information on renovations and knockdown rebuilds for custom homes Geelong-wide.

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