Do you love your neighbourhood, but not your house? Maybe you’ve been living there for a while, and it still doesn’t quite feel like ‘home’. Or perhaps your family has grown, but you don’t want to leave your suburb. The answer is simple: it’s time to knock down and rebuild your house. You won’t have to find a new favourite local café or navigate a new supermarket. You’ll be able to keep the address you love and get a brand-new house!
1. You can make it your own
With a knockdown rebuild, you’ll be able to start with a blank page, and turn your new house into anything you want it to be. If you want a walk-in robe in your master bedroom, French doors that open out onto an al fresco entertaining area, or multiple living spaces that the whole family can use, then this could be the ideal way to ensure everyone gets exactly what they want.
With a professional building company, you’ll be able to turn your dreams into reality. You no longer have to choose between half a dozen display homes, you’re able to completely design your home from start to finish. Use their expert knowledge to help get the most out of your property, and you’ll be able to focus on all of the fun things, like which tapware you’ll be using, and what colour carpet you want in the children’s rooms.
Architecture and design trends have changed drastically over the last few decades. If you knockdown and build a new home means you’ll be able to take full advantage of this, without having to paint over years of wallpaper changes. If you want your home to be largely open plan, then you’ll be able to make sure there is a smooth flow through all of the communal living areas, from the kitchen into the loungeroom. You’ll be able to include all of the design features that matter most to you.
2. A surprisingly affordable option
Don’t be put off a knockdown and rebuild because you think it will cost too much. You’d actually be surprised at how affordable this option is. Landis becoming increasingly more expensive – the closer you get to the CBD, you could expect to pay upward of one million dollars – so if you stay on your existing property, you’ll cut out this cost completely, as well as real estate fees, stamp duty and all the other costs associated with moving house.
You’ll actually find that building a new home is unexpectedly cheap, especially once you cut out those costs mentioned above. The Housing Industry Association has found that building in Melbourne has an average costsof only a little over $1000 per square metre. That means you could have a brand new single-story house for under $250, 000!
3. Use the latest technology
It isn’t just design trends that have changed recently – technology has made huge advances in the last couple of years. With a knockdown and rebuild, you’ll be able to install the latest technology on the market. If you want a video intercom system, or wireless speakers embedded in your ceiling, then now’s your chance.
Even better, you’ll be able to include all the latest environmentally sustainable options, from solar power to eco-friendly building materials. Your choices are limited only by your imagination.
A knockdown rebuild is a great option for anyone who loves their neighbourhood, but not their house. Rather than moving in a market that isn’t ideal for anybody, keep your property and build a brand-new house instead!