Moving or Staying – The Case For Adding An Extension
Life happens. Changes will always happen. Life changes do happen from month to month or even year to year. An addition to the family, changes in working circumstances or even health challenges can impact your living style and therefore where you live.
An addition to the family may mean more space is needed perhaps an extra room, space for the kids or a play area. The extra room may be for other family members staying longer to help out with the little one. Usually the first few months are the really difficult periods.
As the covid-19 pandemic has shown, our lives would never be the same. With advancement in technology and the new social distancing requirements, for more of us our homes become our offices. For health and safety reasons, it is important to have a dedicated area in your home where you carry out your office functions. You don’t want to have to reconfigure the printer every time you need to scan or print or find a good area for a zoom call which does not compromise your privacy.
The UK has an aging population. With aging comes a lot of health challenges especially mobility. The ability to get round the home can be extremely priceless. Simple things like going to the rest room upstairs increasingly becomes a challenge. Moving from one part of the home to another is also key.
One option for solving the challenges listed above is moving out of the property i.e. finding and buying a new property. According to most studies, it can take anywhere between 6 months and a year to find the right kind of property in the right area that meets your needs. It then takes between 60 and 120 days to close the deal. There are costs that come with moving – deposit, stamp duty, agency costs, legal costs, surveyor costs, mortgage brokerage costs etc. Also note that when you get the keys there are still more costs – packing and relocation costs and you may even have to get rid of some items dear to you.
If you take into consideration the non-financial costs – memories, living next to friends and family, proximity to schools, work or places of worship, the local community – church or soccer group and then the cost of moving can be quite high. You even have to reconfigure the new property to make it your home.
Adding an extension to your existing property is hands down an option where you are eating your cake and having it. You get more living space and you don’t sacrifice all the good stuff moving out of your community. There are various extension options to choose from:
Our team at Cheshunt Builders & Renovations have over 20 years of experience delivering extensions or conversions that are of a very high quality. We are renown for the quality of our work and our finish. We have delivered many projects over the years. Even if everything about building an extension sounds confusing, our friendly team are here to guide you. We discuss your needs, talk you through designs tailored to meet your needs, outline the end to end building process and outline the costs involved in a transparent manner. We also detail the milestones to be achieved to trigger any payments. All our work comes with a 10 year guaranty to give you peace of mind and confidence in what we do.
Whatever situation you may find yourself. If you feel your home may just not be working out for you or you need more space due to on-going life changes, give us a call or fill in the contact form. We are on the other end to have a chat and bring your vision to life.