Moving Tips

July 2018

Does The Remodel Come Before The Move?

Every now and then we feel bored with our situation. And oftentimes we turn our head towards our home – it just does not feel exciting anymore. You know the feeling. When you first moved in, you thought it was perfect. But now… You see where its faults are and how annoyingly small it sometimes feels.

Naturally, the thought of moving starts to creep in. At first it is only a distant echo, a glimmer. But with it grows stronger and stronger, until one day it hits you that maybe it is worth it to pack up your plastic moving boxes and move to a whole new place. At the same time though, you may consider what you can do to alleviate your current feelings. And then you arrive at the thought of remodeling your home!

But moving and remodeling are far apart. What is better? Or cheaper? Or more convenient? There are things you need to consider before you go with either of these choices. Today we are taking a look at the pros and cons of each choice so that you can make the right one for you.

Why Remodeling Makes Sense

Before you consider moving, ask yourself whether or not the current space fits you. Do you have enough room for everything you need? Maybe you want another room for a home gym, but be realistic – are you going to use it? Likely not. On the other hand, if your bedroom is also your home office, you may want to consider moving to a bigger place.

Alternatively, there is the question of price. And it is not as straightforward as you might think. While people see remodeling as expensive, you also have to consider that it increases the value of the place as well. Think of it as an investment of sorts. If you decide to sell your house down the line, you will have a better thing to offer.

Not to mention that depending on the move, it may be easier for you to just remodel. Moving takes up less time, sure, but what about the process of actually searching for a different place? This can be either extremely boring to you, or fun, it really depends. But it is one thing for certain – time-consuming.

When Moving Is Your Best Choice

Remodeling only works if you are sufficiently pleased with where you currently live. No, not just your apartment or house, but also your neighborhood, the city and heck – even the country. If you are not content with any of these, you may want to consider moving as a viable option.

Relocating to a different city or state is not the easiest thing in the world, but it is better to do it earlier rather than later. That way you will have more time to get used to your new place and find your groove there.

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