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  • Writer's pictureSpencer Keife

Should I Move or Remodel? - The Ultimate Checklist

Should you move or remodel? This is a question many homeowners struggle with. On one hand, you love your home and its location, but on the other hand, it may no longer meet your needs. Whether you're expanding your family or simply craving a change, deciding between moving and remodeling can be a tough decision. We have helped hundreds of clients through this decision and even though we are remodeling contractors, we understand that a remodel may not be the best fit for everyone.



If you're trying to determine whether to move or remodel, this ultimate checklist can help. Consider the following factors before making your decision:


  1. Your Budget: One of the biggest factors in your decision is your budget. Determine what you can afford to spend on a new home or a renovation project. Keep in mind that moving can be expensive due to real estate fees, closing costs, and moving expenses. Remodeling costs will vary depending on the scope of the project, materials used, and the location of your home.

  2. Your Needs: Consider your current and future needs. Do you need more space for your family, or are you looking for a more modern living space? Think about what is important to you in a home and whether your current home meets those needs.

  3. The Real Estate Market: Research the real estate market in your area. If the market is strong, you may be able to sell your home quickly and for a good price. However, if the market is slow, it may take longer to sell your home, which could impact your decision.

  4. The Location: Your location is a major factor in your decision. Are you happy with your current neighborhood, schools, and commute? If so, remodeling may be the better choice. However, if you're unhappy with your location, it may be time to consider moving.

  5. The Age of Your Home: Consider the age and condition of your home. If your home is older and in need of major repairs, it may be more cost-effective to move. However, if your home is in good condition, remodeling may be a better option.

  6. Timeframe: Consider your timeframe for making a decision. If you need to make a change quickly, remodeling may be the better choice. However, if you have more time to plan, moving may be an option.

  7. Emotional Attachment: Finally, consider your emotional attachment to your home. If you have strong emotional ties to your home and neighborhood, remodeling may be a better option. However, if you're not attached to your home, moving may be a good choice.


Making the decision to move or remodel can be a difficult one. Consider your budget, needs, the real estate market, location, age of your home, timeframe, and emotional attachment before making your decision. Whatever you decide, make sure it's the best choice for you and your family.


If after you have read this checklist and you are in Northern Nevada, specifically Reno, Sparks, Incline Village, or surrounding areas, a you have decided the remodel route is the best for you, our team of remodeling experts at Paramount Craftsman Services are here to Bring Your Vision To Life. To learn more about our process and how we can best help you with your remodeling process, visit our website by clicking here.

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