Renovate or Rebuild?

Six reasons you should knock down rebuild when you plan your dream home

As knock down rebuild specialists, if you ask us whether you should renovate or rebuild, it is no surprise that we’re going to suggest rebuilding. Here are six reasons why.

1. You get a clean slate

Love your suburb but don’t actually like your house that much? Maybe your family’s needs have outgrown your house. Maybe your existing house just doesn’t function well. These are all good reasons to consider a knock down and rebuild.

You start with a clean slate and have the opportunity to design a home that suits the needs of your family, your block and your budget.

2. You reset the clock

If you’re in an old house, you can renovate a kitchen, or add a room and that will definitely freshen things up. But you are still living in an old house. Time marches on and pretty soon the original part of the house will be looking its age (especially in comparison to the newer section). 

By comparison, a knock down rebuild means your new home is just that – new! 

3. Ongoing maintenance is easier

In most cases, new homes will be cheaper to maintain. As we’ve already said, that’s because you reset the clock and everything is new. But technology and building standards have moved on since your existing house was built. A new Horizon Homes home will take full advantage of quality building products that will help reduce your maintenance costs. Our clever design could also reduce your running costs.

4. The financial commitment

There’s no argument from us. A knock down rebuild is a substantial commitment. BUT (and this is a big ‘but’) you know exactly what you’re getting in for. We’ve all heard those stories… someone started a simple renovation, only to discover underlying problems that required major – and unplanned – expenditure.

Long before a tradie ever goes near a tool, Horizon Homes has worked with you to design, plan and COST your new home. Our pricing is comprehensive and completely transparent. There are no sudden surprises.

5. Quality

Our staff are carefully chosen and trained to Horizon Homes exacting standards. We choose our external trades the same way. If we can’t guarantee that an external contractor has the same commitment to quality, they won’t be working on your home.

6. Time

At Horizon Homes, we have been doing knock down rebuilds for more than 20 years. We know exactly what needs to be done, and how long it is going to take. Unlike a renovation, you can have confidence that your home will be completed within the agreed time frames.

You’ve probably got a lot more questions about whether you want to renovate or rebuild, so why not come and talk to us about your dream home.

We’re at 48 Bruhn Circuit Kellyville. There’s no need to make an appointment – we’re open every day from 11am until 4pm.