Your Home No Longer Meets Your Needs: Now What?

Posted on Feb 25 2022 - 4:38pm by Johnny B

These days, many families find themselves in a position where their current home simply doesn’t meet their needs, currently or their needs in the future. Maybe there aren’t enough bedrooms or bathrooms. Maybe it’s the kitchen that’s too small and doesn’t fit your personal style. Your home may be no longer be as desirable as it once was.

If you can relate to this reality as described, what’s your next move? Well, you have three options: remodel your current home (wherein you can enlist the help of professionals found on, move to a home in a new neighborhood that better suits your needs, or design and build a new custom home. Each option has its own set of pros and cons and your family must consider all of them and their nuances before making such an important decision.

Consider building a new home for your needs; the pros include low maintenance, high customization, and cost-effectiveness in the long run. In contrast, buying an apartment would offer high energy efficiency, preinstalled amenities, and seller warranties. In this regard, every option has its own pros and cons, so it is recommended that you research each one carefully before making a decision.

The graphic below offers details on the factors to consider when choosing between your options, including your budget, your ties to your neighborhood and home, the real estate market, your tolerance of inconvenience, the amount of free time you have and many more.

It all comes down to a balancing act. Weighing your desires for what you want against your ability to pay for it. Some things are necessary, such as a good porch, aesthetically pleasing and durable siding (from, for example), and any other functional additions.

Nonetheless, some serious internalization is required because this is no easy decision. Take a look at the infographic below which may help you in your decision. Good luck!