Is it better to move or extend your home?

Maybe, you now discover yourself to be looking over home extensions plans to see where and how you can add another room to accommodate everyone more in a relaxed manner. Or maybe you would love more room to entertain your friends or provide a lovely guestroom to houseguests.”

Row of houses with skip outside

For a lot of households, there comes a time when your home becomes a bit of a squeeze. Maybe growing children are filling the house with their friends, toys and noise and making the rooms seem smaller than they used to be. Or perhaps a burgeoning business means a home office would be a preferable to the kitchen table, if only to keep butter off the paperwork.

So should you move somewhere bigger, or extend your house to make it large enough for you and your activities?

In some situations the decision is, of course, made for you. If you live in a flat with no garden, there is little chance of making it bigger. But if you have a house with outside space or a loft with enough headroom, extending your property becomes real possibility.

Whether it makes more sense to move or to extend depends on a number of different factors – the costs involved, your future plans, how emotionally attached you are to your house, the area you live in and the type of house you have…

 

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/feb/15/extending-your-house-moving-2013

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