Why You Should Remodel Rather Than Move

Some home owners get intimidated by the thought of remodeling their house. Yes, moving to a new home might seem like an attractive alternative, but remodeling your current home can be much more fulfilling.

Though it might seem like a daunting task at first, remodeling your home can give you the dream house you’ve always wished for. What’s even better? You’ll get to include all the customized features you’d like without the hassle of spending time searching for a new house that checks all the boxes.

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you should remodel your current home rather than moving to a new one.

You Can Customize It to Your Specifications

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One of the most attractive reasons to remodel is the freedom to pick out all the features you’d like to see in your home. Instead of spending precious time trying to find the right house that meets all your wants, you can create the perfect home right where you are!

Do you want to have an old-fashioned fireplace in your living room? Or maybe a little extra space in your kitchen with an island counter top? By choosing to remodel your home, you can install all these features and more.

You can also minimize the risk of moving into a house that looks great from the outside, but has hidden damages. Some property owners are not completely upfront about the condition of their house, and instead carry out superficial repairs to attract prospective buyers. Remodeling your home helps you avoid such trouble.

You Can Increase Your Equity

With the consistent rise in Canadian house prices over the last few years, you might be tempted to sell your home. However, as the prices keep rising, you might be unable to purchase the exact type of house you’d like to have, and you'd have to downsize.

As an alternative, you can keep on making payments on your current house and build your equity. In doing so, your house will keep growing in value as you minimize your debt.

Remodeling your home allows you to further build its value and thus enjoy a great return on investment should you decide to sell it in the future.

Enjoy the Benefits of Your Ideal Location

Location plays a major role in the decision to move to a new home. This might include the school district, the local amenities, the entertainment scene or even the proximity to a local park.

Perhaps the location of your current home is the reason why you chose to live there. Moving to a new house might mean losing out on some of these amenities. Why compromise on the location when you can have the best of both worlds?

Remodeling your home will allow you to keep all these features and maintain the relationships with neighbours that you've built over the years.

Avoid the Costs of Relocating

The costs associated with moving to a new property can be quite hefty. First, you need to consider the moving costs of all the items in your home. Secondly, you’ll have to cover the repair costs for your house to attract prospective buyers from the market.

In addition to these costs, you may also have to pay a real estate agent to help you get your property listed on the market. All of these costs tend to add up, and that could exceed the cost of simply renovating your home.

Though it might seem like the easier choice, moving to a new home can be expensive. As an alternative, you can redirect these funds towards a remodeling project and create the home of your dreams.
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You Can Make More Memories in Your Home

Even though your current home might not be perfect, chances are, you’ve made a number of unforgettable memories there. It could be where your child took their first steps, or maybe it was the first house you’ve ever bought on your journey to become independent. All of these are precious memories you can pass on to your next generation.

Instead of letting go of a meaningful home, why not remodel it so you can make more memories? This way, you can make it more suitable to your needs, and enjoy plenty more birthdays and holidays with your loved ones in a home that you can call your own for decades to come.

Let Us Help You Remodel Your Home

At Leenan Homes, our team has more than 30 years of experience in helping people remodel their homes and rediscover their love for it. We have a simple, five-step process that will help you maximize your remodeling project.
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Step One: Initial Consultation

Our initial meeting will help us to get an understanding of your unique ideas for the project and to find a way to make your vision a reality. If you don’t have something specific in mind, we will help you find something you like and present some ideas.

Step Two: Design and Planning

From the ideas gathered in the first meeting, our team will brainstorm on how to bring your dream home to life. In this phase, we’ll plan the design, the budget, and the technical details necessary.

We’ll also assign your project to a design team to carry out this project within a specific timeline.

Step Three: Project Proposal

In this phase, we meet with you to discuss the final details of the project and contract obligations. Our team will prepare a document containing all the specifics of your remodeling project and iron out any last-minute changes.
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You'll be provided with the timeline, the final costs and all the relevant details pertaining to the project.

Step Four: Construction

Once the terms have been agreed upon and the contract is signed, we proceed with construction. We only work with the best professionals in the industry to ensure your project is done efficiently and within the specific timeline.

Step Five: Enjoy Your Beautiful Home

When its all set and done, it's time to enjoy your newly remodeled home!


Remodeling a home doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. In fact, it can be quite enjoyable by helping you tap into your creativity and get the most out of your personal space.

At Leenan Homes, we can make your home feel like your own. For more information on our remodeling projects, contact us today.

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