Renovate or Rebuild? How To Get A Bigger Home On Your Land

Posted by on April 21, 2020 in Stuff with 0 Comments

These days, people are tending to maximize the amount of interior space they have when working with a limited amount of property. This is because having a bigger home comes with numerous benefits including greater flexibility and freedom of movement within your home to being able to house more members of your household.

Regardless of how large your property is, there are some tricks and tips you can use to fit more living space onto your lot (while maintaining a nice aesthetic for your home). One popular strategy is the knock down rebuild, which lets you start from a clean slate and construct the larger home of your dreams. However, there are other options for creating more living space on your lot, and sometimes some renovations or tweaks will be enough to get you to where you want to be.

Let’s look at some of the specific things that you can do to get a bigger home on your existing land.

Check With Local Bylaws And Rules

Before you make any interior or exterior changes to your current property or home, make sure to check with your local bylaws first. It is best to consult with either a contractor or a bylaw official to ensure that you do not miss anything important. In some cases, there may be rules that restrict the size or configuration of your home. Even though you own your home and the property it sits on, you do not always get to decide what can be done with it.

Add A Patio

One way to add more space to your home that requires less substantial renovation is by adding a patio. By adding more comfortable outdoor lounging space, you will be able to increase your freedom of movement on your property without demolishing or constructing anything. Especially for the warmer months, having an outdoor patio is great for entertaining or relaxing.

Rent Storage Space

If your plans for property expansion are based on your need for more space to put your belongings, then consider renting storage space instead. In some cases, simply renting a storage unit or container can be a great way of reducing clutter and opening up more space in your home. If this is all it takes, then you will have saved a great deal of money.

While a storage unit can be a hassle to deal with in terms of going back and forth to collect your belongings, they are great for temporarily housing bulkier and less frequently used items that may be hogging too much of your interior space.

Or Knock It Down

If you have a vision of what you want your home to look like on your lot, and if you have checked with your city bylaw authority, then you can consider knocking down your existing structure to start building the home of your dreams. This is a major project that will require extensive planning and professional collaboration. Be sure to hire an effective general contractor to organise everything from the demolition process to every phase of the construction process.

Finally, make sure that you have the budget to complete a project of this magnitude. Bank loans can help, but it is important to know that you can afford a reconstruction in the long run before you break ground.

Make The Most Of Your Space

If adding some extra interior space to your lot is in your plans for the coming year, then this goal is easily achievable. By using the strategies and tips outlined here, you will be able to start constructing, or reconstructing, the home of your dreams.

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