Part 1: Renovate or Relocate?

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Architects like Mason Kirby, a Diamond Certified professional, help homeowners think through solutions to their design problems. Sometimes the solution is to renovate the kitchen or add that extra bedroom or bathroom. Other times, you might be investing too much equity in the home itself or the neighborhood and it could be that moving to another home makes more sense.

Mr. Kirby encourages people to NOT think of their homes purely as investments. He says, “It’s where the life of your family plays out.”  Here is one test he uses:  If you can make some changes that will improve the quality of your family’s lives over the next 5 to 7 years, and you have the resources and the will, then remodeling is the way to go.  The goal is to be excited about the process and the outcome. A competent architect provides a structured process to determine what are the best options for your situation.