When your Naples-area home isn’t meeting your needs for comfort, convenience or sense of well-being, you have a few options. You can look for another (existing) homethat meets your requirements. You can build a brand new home in a new area. Or you can remodel your existing home and turn it into the home you’ve always dreamed of.
Let’s take a look at a few reasons why remodeling your Naples home may make more sense than a move.
One of the biggest costs in home construction these days is the price of the lot itself. They aren’t making any more land, and what’s available (and suitable for building) is getting more expensive—driving building costs up. In addition, most new properties are farther out from existing neighborhoods and communities, meaning you may have longer travel times to shopping and social activities than you currently do.
If you love the area you live in and have good relationships there, it may be hard to start anew. And quite frankly, you don’t know who your neighbors will be in a new development.
Wear and Tear on Furniture
Moving can be hard on household items. There’s a common expression, “three moves equals a fire,” that hints at the toll a move can take on your furniture. That’s of particular concern if you have antique items. Apart from the wear and tear on your furniture, you’ll need to factor in the cost of having your furniture moved (including extra insurance against damage).
Getting What You Really Want
If you’re moving into an existing home, you’re probably going to have to make some compromises. There may be some things you like better than your current home, but there could be features you don’t like as well. Will you end up remodeling your “new” home anyway to get what you really want? If you’re building a new custom home, you should end up getting exactly what you want (though you’ll pay extra for that privilege). A good design-build remodeler can help you “re-create” your home by coming up with a great design and then bringing that plan to fruition.
When you choose to remodel your existing home, you begin with a known quantity. You know the ins and outs of your house. And even if you want to make significant changes, a good remodeler can help you maximize the space you have—plus, they may be able to reconfigure your layout in ways you never considered. That allows you to remain in a familiar area, close to the amenities and businesses you frequent. It also allows you to focus your efforts on the areas (kitchen, bathroom, family room, etc.) that are most important to you.