Moving vs. renovating – what’s best for you?

Do you feel like it's time for a change in your lifestyle? It might be that you're getting tired of your current home, or that you don't feel inspired by your surroundings anymore. In this situation, it's important that you act to make yourself happier – nobody wants to live somewhere draining.

There are two options, then: you could move house, or you could renovate your current place (if you own it). There are advantages and disadvantages to both, though. What one would be best for you?

Changing location completely

This is a big decision, and it takes a lot of organising and making sure all of your puzzle pieces fit together.

If you don't want to renovate your home, and you'd prefer a complete change of scene, you should move house. This is a big decision, and it takes a lot of organising and making sure all of your puzzle pieces fit together. It can be stressful, but overall it could result in you living in the home of your dreams.

If this is the option you choose, you should call on the professionals at Allied Pickfords to help you out. Your Move Consultant will be able to give you advice about how to pack, as well as organising the logistics of your move, whether that's overseas or just around the corner.

When you move house, you need to think about factors like new schools for your kids (if you have a young family) or how far away from your place of work the property is. If it's too far to walk or inconvenient to drive to, you'll need to be close to public transport. There's a lot to consider before even thinking about organising your home for a move.

Staying put, but bringing your home back to life

On the other hand, you might love the neighbourhood you live in, but your home feels a little stale – a bit too 'lived in'. The alternative to selling and moving completely is to take some time, and spend a bit of money altering your home to fit what you want.

You may have to move out of your home temporarily while the work takes place.

You might just want to do up the bathrooms, or the back deck. You might, however, want to change the roof, landscape the entire section, add or remove some walls, and even put in another storey. If the latter is the case, you may have to move out of your home temporarily while the work takes place.

Moving out temporarily or permanently requires significant planning and perfect timing. That's where Allied Pickfords can help. Moving away from your current stale home doesn't mean getting rid of your property entirely, but either way, it means you'll likely have to move out.

For more information about our moving services and how we can organise everything for you, get in touch today on 13 25 54.