It’s both exciting and challenging to work on home improvement and house building projects. But for some, it can be a stressful experience especially, if it’s a first for them.

One of the questions your need to face is this: “Should I just build from the ground up or should I simply renovate?”

This is a complex question that has to be addressed carefully. That’s why we have prepared this guide on how to make your building and renovation process a SUCCESS.


1. Project or Display Homes

Project home or display home is a popular building option that offers you a collection of standard plans. This includes the prices, styles, sizes, specifications and standards of fittings. This is seen as a cost-saving solution for many because it gives them an immediate view of how their house will look after it is built. For this reason, you can easily evaluate if the plan will fit your block of land.

However, this kind of house may not fit homeowners who wish to have unique designs for their home. It may also fail to make the best use of your land because the design is limited to the plan you have chosen. At times, you may also find that some of the fittings and inclusions in the design can cost more than the average price of these items.


2. Individually Designed Homes

Here, plans are drawn for you by an expert; who can either be a building designer or an architect. This gives you the ability to have more hands-on involvement in the building process. This is the best option for any homeowner who wishes to make the most of their chosen land. As a result, you’ll have a more functional home and design that you have always dreamed of.

3. Renovation or Restructuring your Existing Home

This is the best choice if you like your current location and just want to improve some areas. All it takes is for you to properly plan for it.

One of the problems you may encounter can be sticking with your prepared budget plan, especially if you are the type who frequently change their mind. Therefore, it is highly important to make a realistic cost estimate of the project before putting it into implementation.

You may also find yourself a bit frustrated because of the building constraints you need to face due to the existing infrastructure of your house. This is the reason why others would rather build a new house than renovate because renovations can be more troublesome without proper planning.



Do it yourself can potentially save you money. However, there are few things to consider before doing the job on your own. This includes asking the following questions:

Do you have the skills?
Do you have the experience to do the work?
Do you have the time?

If your answer is NO, DIY is definitely not a good choice. Rather it is best to work with a builder.


By hiring an expert, you get to ensure that the work meets the current building standards and the products are properly installed. Plus it will save you from costly repairs whenever you make mistakes by doing the job yourself.



Given these four options, we have laid out for you to decide whether it is wiser to build a new house or to renovate. For any additional questions you may have, you can schedule an appointment with us. We are happy to help. Send us a message.

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