Why choosing to demolish and rebuild your old house could be the better option
There are some instances where working with an existing structure isn’t cost-effective. Where these circumstances occur, our professionals often recommend a knock down rebuild solution. But if you’re not sure if this is the right option for you, this page runs through all the basics you need to keep front-of-mind.
A knock down/rebuild gives you more control over your home
There is only so much you can do with an old house, which means you are limited to what renovation work you can undertake. Major renovation works are often slow and can even cost more than rebuilding. Choosing to knock down and rebuild in Melbourne gives you the chance to start again, giving you complete control over elements of your construction. This includes:
- The floor plan and layout
- The size of the rooms (especially bedrooms)
- Sustainable solutions
- Lifestyle options including pools, spas and indoor features like a pool table
- The overall look and flow of your property.
These elements and more can only be totally controlled with a brand new build which means you should look at this option if you want a truly individualised building solution.
Bring life back to your property
Some homes have just run their course and lived their best life already. In some cases, you can invest hard-earned dollars endlessly into a tired, old property and still never end up with the dream home that you had envisaged.
The condition of your house plays a big role. How much work is going to be required? A simple touch up is often not enough, and you are going to need a lot of investment to bring it up to a high standard. Large structural changes are going to ring up very large bills, which can often exceed the cost of building a new property from scratch.
Remember that a new home is also going to be precisely that: brand-new. Even after major renovations, you are going to have to conduct ongoing maintenance on your older property, which means more expenses to deal with. And when it comes to a return on investment, the renovations required often exceed the extra value added to the property in the first place. Choosing to construct a brand-new home is likely to be worth more.
How Leneeva Homes can assist you with the full knock down and rebuild process
First of all, our Melbourne knock down rebuild specialists will conduct a site inspection and sit down to discuss the best options with you. If renovations are viable, we are more than capable and happy to assist. But if starting from scratch is the best option, we will be honest with you about this so you can get the best bang for your buck.
After surveying the site and understanding the local planning controls, our partner building designers or architects can make a recommendation in line with your design brief, which we will have put together in collaboration with you.
Leneeva Homes will then help you understand the process in any rebuilding requirements and can even arrange a demolition quote from our trusted partners. We also offer a free project brief meeting to better help you understand your options and ensure you have the dream home you had envisaged.