Do you find yourself browsing Right Move or Zoopla? Considering moving home?
Do you know when it’s best to move and when to improve?
I know I do. Quite a lot as it happens. Sometimes I am just curious how much a local house has gone up for sale for
Sometime I actually look to consider moving and sometimes I am just looking at how other people decorate their homes
I have previously said I want to make this house my forever home so I am currently renovating, but no harm in looking right?
Weighing Up The Options
Moving home can be expensive
Buying and selling fees quickly mount up and then you have the extra un-planned costs to consider too
However, if you live in a neighbourhood or road that you do not like, then moving to somewhere else will solve that problem. There are still no guarantees you are going to like your new road until you are living there
Your home is too small. You have already extended out to your quota of space allowed
You have that attic conversion already and you simply cant physically make the home any bigger
This is something growing families tend to find, they simply out grow the home and no amount of improvement or developments will help make the home any more suitable
If this is the case for you, then moving seems like your best option
But, have you ever thought that you just need a change?
You absolutely love your road, and your neighbours are your best friends
You are conveniently located for schools, work, shopping and yours and your families social activities
But you are running out of space
Each dwelling is entitled to extend on to their property in some way. As long as the ground area covered by the extension and any other buildings within the boundary of the property, excluding the original house, is not more than half the total area of the property. That is without planning permission
If you want to expand bigger than 50% of the original property footing you will need to seek approval from the local authority first
Maybe you have lived in your home a long time, you might be fed up of the layout, you could try and open plan your kitchen and dinning room in to one room
This will give you the opportunity to redecorate, which will change how you feel about your home
These are your two options and if you do plan to extend take a look at 4 ways to destress while renovating
Let me know if you have made any plans to extend your property because you were feeling fed up in your current home
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