Are you entering the property market? Is your family growing? Maybe you’re just ready for a new house. No matter what category you fall into, you’re probably thinking about whether to build or buy. Let our team of luxury home builders share our thoughts.
New Homes vs. Old Homes
Your home should be a place that’s unique to you – not the dozens of families that have lived in it before. By building a new house, you’re not living in the design and personality of those who have come before. The biggest advantage of building your own house is the design is unique to you – your personality, your taste, and your needs.
You spent so much time in your house, so why settle for someone else’s choice of tiles, cabinets, countertops, and flooring? While you can add your own touch to an old house, it’s not comparable to designing it from scratch.
Consider the lifestyle you want. Rather than trying to fix or add something to match your needs, start with a blank canvas. It’s much easier than trying to modernize an old home.
Often with old houses, there’s more maintenance, repairs are expensive, and living spaces are smaller. New homes, on the other hand, are modern and come with a builder’s warranty, are generally more energy efficient, and include many of the modern conveniences.
Here are four things to ask yourself if you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place: whether to build or buy.
Above: Our brand new Windlemere home in Dunsborough.
1. Weigh up the costs
How much work does the old house need? Is it going to take you months, and thousands of dollars, to get to a stage you’re happy to live in? Keep in mind all the renovation costs and how expensive tradesmen and premium products can be.
2. Consider the age of the home
Are you going to want to move out of this home in a few years because it’s too old? Character homes are beautiful, but are they liveable for decades to come?
3. Location, location, location
Where you live is just as important as the house you live in. Research the suburb you’d like to live in and if it’s a good idea to invest in a house or land there. Your lifestyle desires will help you determine where you choose to live.
While it might seem quicker to renovate rather than building, this might not be the case. Renovations come in many forms and require various tradesmen, rather than having one home builder. How much time do you want to spend on creating your perfect home?
Your Luxury Home Builders
The thought of building a house might be enough to give you a headache. As home builders at M Sky Homes, we take the hassle out of the whole process. Building your home is something you might only do once in your life. We make sure you actually enjoy the journey.
We’ll work together to bring your visions to life, in a new custom designed home.
Start dreaming today. This home is yours.