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Renovate or Procrastinate???

Posted on: January 6 2017

The year that you finally get your dream home moving…

You’ve had your holidays, reflected on the year gone and gazed into the crystal ball for the year ahead…
But, have you made a decision whether or not 2017 will be your year to renovate or procrastinate???

You see what I did there?!

The reason I mention procrastination is that so often people come to us to Design and Build their new Eco home after years (even decades) of procrastination!

It’s obviously not all bad…
There’s still a roof over their head and the walls are still standing… Just…

But, they shiver through winter and might as well live in a Sauna in summer!

It’s often a shock to think people live like this.
Especially when they have the ability to do something about it!

There’s so many benefits to improving a home in poor condition.

Benefits should be pretty obvious for the occupant, if not check out some examples below…

  • Money saved on Energy bills. Dead money going to energy bills can and should be used to improve the home, creating value and an amazing place to live.
  • Greater living conditions. We often take the conditions we’re living in for granted, or think it’s normal to live in sweltering heat or freezing cold. A home should stay moderate year round. Sure, you’ll get used to it and take it for granted… But, that day isn’t today!
  • Feel good. Saving all that CO2 from going into the atmosphere from heating and cooling has gotta make you feel good. And, the piece of mind to know your home’s been built with as little detriment to the environment as possible, no rainforest timber used, low toxin materials is surely to rub off with some good ‘karma’!
  • Build for the future. Lastly, but most certainly not least build a home that will last the ages. I don’t mean to sound pessimistic, but there are some building practices in Australia that just aren’t what they should be. If you’re building anything from a house to a chook shed, build it to last. There’s enough waste on this planet, your children will thank you, and your children’s children, and your children’s, children’s, children…you get the picture!

If you think that the time to improve your life is now, or in the not too distant future, may I suggest you getting the ball rolling.

The reality is, nothing happens quickly in this industry…and it’s not always the builder’s fault!

Often we work with people on design between 1-3 years to really understanding what the specific family needs in lifestyle, before we even get on site!

The new home market is booming in Australia, with no sign of slowing down.
My advice would be to get the kettle boiling before there’s pressure to pour the tea.
Because building a home is something you want to take your time with and get it right the first time.

We’d love to hear from you about renovating or building your dream home for the future.

All the best for 2017.

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If your project needs a practical, transparent, hardworking and clever building team, especially with renovations when you can’t predict the unknowns, commercial or residential, we are happy to recommend Simon and Michael.