Should You Refurbish Your Home or Move?

Are you feeling bored with the style of your current home? Feeling like you need a change is normal and it doesn't always require you to move to somewhere new. Instead, sometimes simply removing your home can make a huge difference to the way you feel about it. If you are unsure about what to do, we have created a handy guide for you to follow.

How do you feel about your current location?

This is a huge factor when deciding whether to move or stay put. Are you close with your neighbours? Do you have an easy commute to work? Are you close by for the school run? If you are attached to the location fo your home, renovating may be the best option for you. If you don't feel particularly tied down to your area, then feel free to look around for other potential locations to relocate to.

What will your budget allow?

If you have a smaller budget, it may be that renovating is the most logical choice. However, you will still need to consider your budget closely with this option, as you need to think about your design, materials and labour.

Why do you need more space?

If you require more space simply because you have outgrown your home, moving may be the right choice. However, if you want to move because you require an extra bedroom, for example, it may be that your upstairs layout can be redesigned to suit your needs. This is much less disruptive than moving house and allows you to stay in the place you love, while also have the space you require.

How much time are you willing to spare?

Neither option is particularly fast, but selling your home can happen unexpectedly quickly if you are lucky. As a result, you can be settled into a new home in record time, compared to renovating your current home. A complete renovation can take months and can be a very disruptive process, leaving rooms of your home unfinished for months, in some cases. As a result, you need to be willing to sacrifice time with a renovation, to end up with the end result you desire.

Want to renovate your home in Durham?

We offer our home refurbishing across Durham, Sunderland and Washington. Want to transform the look and feel of your home? Contact our team to find out more. To get in touch, give us a call on 0191 5849311 / 07817356671 or email us at You can also fill out the contact form on our website. We hope to hear from you soon!