You’ve seen the renovating shows and don’t envy the arguments, the botched jobs or the design gone wrong. But your home no longer suits your lifestyle and is long overdue for some changes. What you may not realise is that knocking down your existing home and rebuilding from scratch can actually provide a whole host of benefits over renovating.
Knockdown Rebuild – Before and After
You spend less
One of the biggest benefits of knocking down your existing, outdated place and rebuilding a new home is that it can be much cheaper than renovating. The cost per square metre is often far less and that’s not even accounting for ongoing maintenance and replacement costs, which are much cheaper with modern homes. Additionally, you avoid the risk of overspending, blowing out your budget and overcapitalising on renovations.
‘Per square metre, builders working on renovations often charge over double the Rawson Homes rebuild rate and that’s before you even factor in the architect’s bill. At the end of the day, sometimes it’s more expensive to introduce a few new rooms than it is to knock down a house and rebuild it from scratch,’ said Jeff Dennis, Rawson Homes
You can get what you want
When you rebuild from scratch you are essentially starting from a fresh slate so you can get exactly what you want, down to the design, rather than having to modify your existing home; there’ll be no compromise on having that larger bathroom, extra study rooms or even an additional storey. The house and floor plan that you’ve always dreamed of will be available to you with more design freedom, rather than making your desires fit your existing structure. Additionally, you might like to make the most of your block and build a larger home to suit your needs.
There’s also an option of choosing quality fixtures and fittings that are modern and stylish, that won’t jar against the rest of the original house. Building a new home can ensure a sleek, elegant style throughout; from the front entrance to the bathroom! Rawson Homes have a huge array of fittings for you to choose from.
A modern design can suit today’s ways of living where families may interact differently than they did several decades ago when a lot of housing was built. New home designs tend to cater to the way we live our home lives these days; with increased study space, more bathrooms and more separate entertaining areas.
‘At Rawson, we understand we are not just building any home, we are rebuilding the best vision for your home, in the street you know and love. So when you Rebuild with Rawson Homes, you’ll experience a real difference, one that’s inspired by you,’ Lawrie, Peter and Mark Rawson.
Knockdown Rebuild – Before and After
You don’t find any nasties
By knocking down and starting again, you reduce the likelihood and risk of finding undetected hazards, leaking and outdated pipes, wiring and structural facets of the home; all things that cost a lot to fix or replace should you come across them in your renovation adventures.
With Rawson Homes, the demolition process includes the removal of any existing structures on your home site, including old footings, service pipes, asbestos, shrubs, retaining walls, sheds, concreting and paths. We also ensure that your new home complies with BASIX.
You can be smart
Brand new homes have capabilities to be a smart home. This means you can connect utilities and functionalities up to your smartphone or device (such as air conditioning, lighting and entertainment units) and run everything from one remote point, which not only provides you with the ultimate convenience and comfort of living but can help reduce costs and energy use. Older homes generally don’t have these capabilities or can be costly to install.
And finally, nothing beats the feel and look of a brand new home that belongs to you.
It’s also a much better choice than moving to a new house, as you get to stay in the same suburb that you’re familiar with and an area that you love.
Discover how we can help you rebuild your dream home today.