How to Know When you Should Move or Improve

How to Know When you Should Move or Improve

Do you ever find yourself doing a food shop and ‘unknowingly’ end up on Rightmove. Sound familiar?

Perhaps you’re stuck in a home rut. You’re fed up with your furniture, and your kitchen that feels small and dark. You wish you had a bigger downstairs bathroom. You’ll just have a ‘quick look’ on Zoopla, and 2 hours later, you’re looking at a £2 million mansion in Cambridgeshire.

We’ve 1000% all been there.

But, have you ever thought that you just need a change? Just think, move or improve? Should you move house, or improve the one you’ve got? I’ve created a post that will decide for you!


Move if…

…you dislike your location

You should move if you dislike your location. No matter how big your house, how many bedrooms it has, or how much you love your garden, if you want to be nearer a city centre, or in the countryside, nothing else will satisfy you until you give in.


…you’ve already extended and you still want more space

You might have already had an extension by a design and build company. But you still feel like you’ve outgrown this space. Perhaps if you extend more, you’ll start to lose your garden. In this case, it’s best to move.


…you dislike the neighbours

Getting on with your neighbours is very important in Britain! Me and Jay have landed lucky with ours. They’re so lovely, and will do anything for you. They’ve given us lifts to places before, if we need it and vice versa. We even got some chicken chow mein last night because they’d ordered too much!

Having nightmare neighbours can actually leave you feeling scared and vulnerable in your own house. The only option might be to move (or wait for them to move first if you really love your home).


Improve if…

…you’ve got the space to extend

If you’ve lived in your home a long time, you might be fed up of the layout, or the size. An extension is a wonderful way to improve the house you have, add some value, and also make you excited about it again.


…you want to make money on your house

Improving a home is a wonderful way to try to make some money on it. If you’ve lived there 10 years, and haven’t done any major renovations in this time, you’ll feel like you have a new home at the end of it. You could appreciate it for a couple of years, and then sell the house.


…you love it

Have you ever tried to put your house on the market, but couldn’t do it? Sometimes, it’s just not that easy to sell your home and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s probably full of happy memories. As long as you stay up-to-date on any issues with it, and frequently re-paint to freshen it up, you’ll be able to live there as long as you want!


Does that help you decide whether you should move or improve?


*Collaborative post


  1. August 13, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    Great insights! It can be a really big and scary decision but if you consider everything carefully, you can be sure that you’ve made the right one. Another thing to bear in mind is the kind of property you own – with anything that is historic or listed, there may be restrictions on what you can actually do and you may need specialists to check it out. That doesn’t mean you can’t make improvements though! It’s good to get some advice.

    • sarahaelsley
      August 13, 2018 / 3:44 pm

      Hadn’t even thought about what if you CAN’T make improvements. That’s definitely a good point, and goes for rented accommodation too. Thanks for commenting!

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