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A Fresh Start: Perks of a Knockdown Rebuild Project

A home makeover doesn’t require purchasing a brand-new house away from your neighbourhood. Through a knockdown rebuild project, revamping your home can be more convenient without having to move to a new place. Here are a few points that explain the benefits of upgrading your house without ever having to leave it!

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There is nothing like being at home in your local neighbourhood where you have established relationships with the community and other residents. The sense of familiarity brings the comfort of never getting lost as you know the area like the back of your hand. You know where the best place is to park and which cafe to get your coffee fix from. A new living situation can be achieved through a knockdown rebuild without the financial strain of investing in a new property or the unfamiliarity of a strange area.

With a knockdown rebuild, you are able to start fresh with a blank slate and make sure your home design is structured according to your exact preferences. Whether it is transforming the kitchen or repainting all the rooms, the sky’s the limit. There is also the option to liaise with home construction companies that can ensure your dream home becomes a reality. Builders may also offer a customised service where you can set up a base plan and make sure all your boxes have been ticked.

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A tailored approach with the construction company or the builder results in the design being packaged into the entire build. With the average cost of building in Melbourne being $1,322 per square metre and $1,192 outside of Melbourne, you may be able to achieve a new single storey home for under $250,000. As the foundations of the home have been established, you would just have to take into account the size of the house and the demolition costs. A significant amount of savings is by avoiding stamp duty and increasing house prices.

A knockdown rebuild means you can get involved with the new design trends and interior architecture that has surfaced. Your living space can become a canvas to place your own spin to modern designs. There is the choice to include features such as adding more communal living spaces, bigger pantries and walk-in closets. There is a lot of flexibility as you are starting from scratch and progressing at your own pace.

The inclusion of new features may also open doors to install a range of smart technology around the home. The upgrades available can be having the latest home automation, smart meters, alarm system and lighting technology. This can be great assistance in keeping track of functions in the house and assuring safety. Technology features can also help raise the value of your home.

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There is the opportunity to create a more sustainable home and work out what’s necessary to keep. A rebuild also provides the freedom to downsize and build a more low-maintenance place with less upkeep and opt for more energy efficient technologies.

Thinking of taking on a knockdown rebuild project? Find the right design for you with the help of the iBuildNew team. Book a call or get in touch on 1800 184 284 today!

Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Arts. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests for property and design grew and have become her strong pursuit.


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