Are you outgrowing your home? Are you finding that space is just too tight? But you’re emotionally torn because you love the neighborhood, your neighbors, and your house–if only it could be a bit bigger.
When you’re facing this situation, there are two options: expand the current home or move to another one. Often your existing home wins; for many reasons including the memories that you have made there.
Marrokal Design & Remodeling can help you find a way to expand your home or if you’re ready to start from scratch, as a custom home builder, we can build your dream home.
But it first comes down to the decision: should I stay or should I go? Here are a few things to consider.
Moving Is Hard and Costly
Moving is a massive project. When buying or selling a home, it comes with costs that you can’t avoid such as transfer taxes or, if you use an agent, Realtor fees. Hunting for a new home in a new location can also be a long and tedious process. Unless you are planning to buy a new custom home, you might need to do a few renovations to the house you buy before or as soon as you move in. This can make a move far more costly than doing a remodel of your current home.
The hassles, the fear of the unknown, and the expense coupled with the love of their existing house, is why many homeowners choose to find a remodeling contractor to remodel their current home.
If you’re thinking of remodeling, here are a few things to consider.
Where are the pain points in your home? What’s bothering you with your existing house? Do you need more storage space? A bigger kitchen? Do you need a place for adult loved ones to stay? Then you might need an Accessory Dwelling Unit, learn more about ADUs here.
My Forever Home?
When deciding whether to move or remodel your home, be sure to consider how long you plan to live there. Is this your forever home–a home where you want to age in place? If so, your remodeling project should be designed with that in mind. You can add things like elevators, grab bars in the shower, and wider hallways and doors to accommodate wheelchairs, should they be needed in the future.
Achieving Your Dream Home
Adding more space through a remodel or room addition not only addresses the needs of your growing family, but it also turns your house into your dream home.
You can expand your great room, add more storage and functionality to your kitchen, and create an open floor plan that lets you entertain while cooking. Whatever you desire, it’s likely possible to achieve with the right remodeling contractor working for you.
Marrokal Design & Remodeling is a premier design-build company that provides top-notch remodeling services. We aim to transform your home while retaining the original charm that drew you to it. Call us at (888) 214-1544 or schedule your free consultation. We serve residents of San Diego, CA.