WHY DO UP IF YOU CAN BUY NEW THIS WINTER?The idea of aspiring to a more modern, open living space is a good one. The idea of having to renovate a property and create that space yourself? Maybe not so good. Especially in the winter months when clear-eyed optimism gives way to clouds of dust, cold draughts and icy glares from the other end of the sofa. Far better to consider a ready to move into, beautiful new Redrow home, where spacious open plan living has all been stunningly created for you.
Life's too short for a long extension
Wild, and windy surroundings are fine when you’re enjoying the great outdoors. But not so great when you’re fighting to get an extension done.
Buying a house to renovate can start off with breezy ‘let’s give it a go’ confidence, but end with ‘why did I let you talk me into this’ regrets when the cold winds of reality hit home. When that happens, you might find your family’s patience wearing as thin as the flimsy polythene sheeting and temporary plywood which stands between you and the harsh winter weather.
You've started, but will you ever finish?With some renovation projects, it’s not a question of what could possibly go wrong, but what could possibly go right.
From the ‘mate in the building trade’ who talked you into renovating your home in the first place who suddenly goes AWOL when things go awry, to the endless stream of tradespeople who keep letting you down or putting their prices up because their estimate was ‘more of a guesstimate’, the path to a home renovation can be littered with difficulties meaning the cost to renovate a house is as high as your stress levels.