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Is Knockdown Rebuild right for you? Here's what you need to know

Do you want to live in your dream home in the suburb you love (without the costly headache and stress of renovating)? A knockdown rebuild could be the right choice for you.

It’s a big decision and you want to get it right. So how do you know if it’ll work for you?

In this article, we’ll explain the top 5 benefits of knockdown rebuild as well as the reasons why it might not be right for you and your block.

5 Reasons why you should consider a Knockdown Rebuild

1. You want to design your home to fit your family and your life

You can make the most of your block size and optimise your home design to include things that will benefit your lifestyle.

For you, that could be separate bedrooms and bathrooms for the kids, a home theatre for streaming your favourite movies and TV shows, a study for your work-from-home office (no more working on the kitchen table or in the garage), or open plan living and alfresco areas for entertaining friends and family.

2. You love where you live but you’ve outgrown your existing house. Or you’ve found the perfect neighbourhood but you can’t find the right home

The benefit of knock down rebuild is you get the best of both worlds. A home you love that fits in with your family and you get to live in the suburb you want for school, work, and all the things that matter in your life.

Or, if you love your existing neighbourhood but not your house, you get to create your dream home without having to move out of the area.

3. You want a brand new architecturally designed home at a project home price

A knockdown rebuild is your opportunity to create a brand new home that suits your style with the expert help you need. By choosing an experienced project home builder, instead of renovating, you’ll save money and get step-by-step guidance through the whole process.

An experienced project home builder has proven architecturally designed homes that you can visit, see and touch at the display centre. So you know you’ll get a beautiful home that will work for you.

This means you’ll save time and money because you won’t be struggling with complicated renovation plans or paying costly design fees before you even get started renovating.

4. You want high quality finishes and energy-efficient mod cons

You can get your dream kitchen, stylish bathrooms, luxury floor coverings and state-of-the-art appliances included in your knockdown rebuild package.

By choosing an Australian owned and operated builder, like Clarendon Homes, you’ll get high quality inclusions and value for money. The benefit of knockdown rebuild is that everything has been sourced for you so you don’t have to find anything yourself.

You can also reduce your household running costs with the latest innovations in sustainable insulation, cooling and heating. You can even add options like solar panels and electric car charging.

5. You don’t want the stress of managing a costly renovation

You want to reduce the risk of unexpected costs. With a renovation, structural problems like rising damp, bad wiring and rotting frames can blow out the cost of your renovation.

You also may have the headache of trying to make existing room layouts work with your new renovation. Your existing house also might not capture views or make the most of solar orientation for energy efficiency.

When you choose a knockdown rebuild you’ll have a price for the build and the site costs so you’re more aware of the price upfront. And even though it can happen, you’re less likely to have unexpected costs along the way.

If youre thinking that sounds great but what are the reasons why knockdown rebuild might not be the right choice, we'll cover that in the next article.

Still need help deciding whether to knockdown rebuild?

There’s a lot to consider so to make your decision easier use the following 3 steps to assess your options. 

Your next steps for deciding on a knock down rebuild:

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1. Get clear on what you want for you and your family. Ask yourself these questions and make a list.

  • Would a new home suit you and your family better?
  • Would a knockdown rebuild mean you can live in a home you love in the right area instead of making do with a home that doesn’t work?
  • What are your priority inclusions based on your lifestyle? Is it a study, extra bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, home theatre, outdoor entertaining or open plan living?

Visit a display centre for inspiration so you can see for yourself what living in your dream home could feel like.

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2. Do you have the budget for a knockdown rebuild?

The first step is to get professional financial advice so you’re clear on what your choices are.

  • Can you move out of your home while your existing home is being built?
  • Can you afford to pay rent or move in with family to save on costs?
  • Do you have a financial plan if your build is delayed due to unforeseen circumstances?

The benefit of choosing a project builder, like Clarendon Homes, is you have access to our finance team who can help you make a decision that works for you.

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3. Get answers from a reliable well-known project builder for peace of mind.

Ask questions about any concerns you have so you have the right information to make a well-informed decision before paying a deposit.  Read our 5 reasons KnockDown Rebuild may not be for you article.

Wondering who to talk to? Start by talking to an experienced sales person at your local display centre.

At Clarendon Homes, we can help you with every step of the knockdown process so you’re never left to figure it out on your own. From financial advice to colour schemes and everything in between.

If you have questions about your unique situation and whether a knockdown rebuild will work for you, talk to our sales team or visit a display centre near you for inspiration and advice from our experts in knock down rebuild.

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