If you’ve been thinking about switching up your living space, you have two options: moving out, or remodelling.
Moving out is an expensive, stressful, and time-consuming process, and you may not want to leave the area you live in. Although worth it for many people, it’s not an option for everyone.
If moving out isn’t for you, remodelling your home may be a better fit. More affordable than moving, it saves you from relocating and lets you make your home’s design truly yours, transforming a cramped, dated house into a spacious and modern sanctuary.
David James Architects have decades of experience remodelling properties across the South. In this post, we cover all the pros and cons you need to weigh up before you start the process of remodelling your house.
Pros of Remodelling Your Home
Create Your Dream Home
Remodelling your home gives you the flexibility to create the space you’ve always dreamed of. You can unleash your creativity and experiment with unique design features, working with your chosen architects to design a home you’ll never want to leave.
David James Architects have designed a wide array of beautiful, bespoke interiors. We’ll base your design around your ideas and requirements, ensuring the end result is exactly what you had in mind. Browse our previous projects to view some of our stunning interior design work!
Boost the Value of Your House
A freshly-remodelled house is a big draw to potential buyers, as it saves them from remodelling it themselves. Remodelling brings your home up to modern standards, shooting up interest and, in turn, the price people are willing to pay for it.
Control How Much You Want Changed
A major benefit of remodelling is getting to control how big or small the changes you make are. Remodelling covers everything from installing a new shower unit to a total renovation - it all depends on your preferences and budget.
Cons of Remodelling Your Home
Depending on its scale, remodelling your home can end up costing you a significant amount of money. There’s also the risk of running over budget due to unexpected roadblocks.
On the other hand, there are several caveats to this:
- Remodelling often works out cheaper than buying a new home outright.
- You have total control over the size of the project - you can always opt for smaller improvements if you’re on a budget.
- If you’re planning on selling your home in the future, having it remodelled can drive up its value considerably. Selling at this higher price will let you recoup your costs and beyond.
Choosing a Designer
A remodelling is a big undertaking, and choosing the designer for your project can be daunting. There are a number of architectural firms out there, each with different styles and approaches, and it’s hard to know which to trust with your home.
The last thing you want is to discover you’ve hired a cowboy designer who will make changes without telling you, spend money you haven’t agreed on, and leave your questions unanswered.
At David James, we know how important your home is to you. We will keep you informed on every stage of your remodel, from surveys to planning permission, and will never make decisions without your approval. We also offer swift responses to any queries and concerns, so the process remains as stress-free as possible.
Beautiful House Remodels from David James Architects
Have you decided that a house remodel is right for you? David James has received numerous industry awards for our exceptional design work. No matter the current state of your property, you can trust us to unlock your home’s potential with bespoke features, eco credentials, and a beautiful new design.