Moving vs Improving: Which is Right For You?

Posted by admin on July 11, 2016

From growing families to changes in financial situation, there are many reasons to desire a change to your home. But choosing between moving and improving your home isn’t an easy one, and certainly not a decision that can be made overnight. There’s a lot to factor into your decision, which is why we’re going to explore the benefits of both, to help you decide which is right for you.

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Moving to a new area is a great way to secure a house in the size you want for a great price. Some areas in the country have lovely spacious living options that are more reasonably priced than other areas. Or if you are looking to downsize, there are also plenty of cosy homes with perfect good rates as well. Moving gives you the chance to find the exact size you are looking for, in any area you like.


Ready to live in

Some homes, particularly new builds, are already decorated, and all you have to do is move in. This is a good option for anyone who doesn’t want to think about redecorating or refurbishing a new space. You’ll definitely find a home with a design that suits your taste.



You may be thinking about moving because you want a change in location. Perhaps you want to live somewhere with more convenient access to shops or transport links, maybe you want better school options or to be closer to your family. Whatever the reason, moving enables you to rethink what kind of environment you want to reside in.



Leave your mark

When you make changes to your home, you are putting your own stamp on the space. From the size of an extension to the colours and furnishings within the space, you can decide exactly what the room is going to be used for and create the room to suit this.


Personal history

Everyone has memories linked to their home. It’s wonderful being able to live somewhere over several years and recall where certain events took place or share old stories. There’s a great sentimentality that comes with staying in the same home. Updating your home doesn’t wipe away that history; it sets a new backdrop for the future.


Financial advantages

While the cost of an extension might sound like a daunting amount of money, once completed it can add up to 11% to the value of your home. Even a conservatory, costing less than a full extension, can add up to 7%. If you are looking for more living space, this can be more cost effective, and less stressful than moving house. Not only are you saving money on estate agents, legal fees and other costs associated with moving, but you are also increasing the value of your current home.


Moving and improving both have their benefits, and only you can say which is best for your situation. If you know improving is for you, our capable team can help you extend your home without mess or fuss and make your dream home a reality. To discuss ideas you may already have, call us at 07946119908. We’d love to hear from you!