A knockdown rebuild project is not something you can do just for fun or just because you are bored. Never! It’s not simply demolishing a doll house or a playhouse. Here, you will be smashing down a whole house in order to establish a new one. From a hundred to zero to a hundred again – that’s what happens in a knockdown rebuild.
That is exactly why you must be fully, completely, totally ready before you finalize your decision for a knockdown rebuild. Every part of your being must be beyond 100% prepared and eager. You should make up your mind without any space for doubt and hesitation. A knockdown rebuild can never be undone. It’s about starting all over again.
Now, if you are thinking about having your dear house torn to pieces to make way for a brand-new building, or if you are actually in talks with a pro for that project, check this list first. Here are 6 sure signs that you’re officially ready for a knockdown rebuild.
1 – You can’t wait to let your house go.
You are already itching to let your house go. There’s excitement in you. No sign of indecision and hesitance. You have been waiting for so long to bring that building down and have a fresh masterpiece created. You have already moved on in your mind and heart even before the house is gone. It surely means that you can no longer wait to let your old, current house go.
2 – You have a trusted knockdown rebuild expert.
A knockdown rebuild project cannot be started, performed and fulfilled without professionals working on it. Ideally, it is not something you can just let any neighborhood carpenters operate on.
The moment you have secured the attention and, eventually, the services of a knockdown rebuild expert, it could signify that you are ready for action! Of course, you have to choose a reputable knockdown rebuild company with a genuinely impressive portfolio containing their successful projects. Speak with them, and let them know what you want and need for your old house’s demolition and your new house’s birth. Discuss all the processes that need to be executed.
When all is set, together with the materials and equipment for the agenda, you are ready for it!
3 – You have a place to temporarily stay in.
Since your old house will be wiped out, you cannot stay in that place while the knockdown rebuild drill is happening. You cannot sleep on the streets, too. Another good sign and an important element to take into account is that you have a place to temporarily stay in.
It could be a small rest house, a nearby rental apartment, a relative’s abode or anywhere you can stay in (for free or for a budget-saving rate). You will be staying there for a long time, though temporary, because a knockdown rebuild takes quite a lot of months as well. You will just visit every now and then because you cannot leave everything to your knockdown rebuild expert. You have to work with them and monitor all the processes, too.
4 – You already discussed your new home design with a pro.
A knockdown rebuild can be done if you also have already discussed your new home design with the same professionals who will break your house down. Do not do this late, like during the demolition, because you would not want any contract problems to arise in case your new home design in mind will not be agreed upon or will not be completely done by the expert due to unforeseen issues from your design.
Talk about your new home design plan before starting the knockdown rebuild. In that way, your expert will know if they can and will do what you want them to do, considering their own knowledge and ideas as specialists in the craft. They can fully prepare themselves for everything they need to buy and do according to the design you wish to have.
At the same time, they will be able to recommend masterly new home design ideas, which can be combined with your style. That can make your new dream house better than how you envisioned it.
5 – You and your whole family are emotionally ready for a whole new chapter.
You are officially ready for a knockdown rebuild if your family has also agreed to do it. Unless you are living alone, this will not be a concern. However, if you live with your family, you cannot just surprise them with your house being demolished as soon as they get home from work. It is a basic necessity to talk about it with the whole family and seek everyone’s approval before doing it.
Once you and your whole family are emotionally ready for a whole new chapter (on the same land), you can really go for a knockdown rebuild.
6 – You have more than enough budget for a knockdown rebuild project.
Last but certainly never the least is about your finances. Needless to say, you can opt for a knockdown rebuild anytime if you have more than enough budget for it! This is more practical than renovation in a long-term sense, but you cannot erase the fact that you will have to spend a lot of money to demolish a house and build another one. That goes to show how you should own money that’s beyond the rates before you can attempt seeking knockdown rebuild services.
READY, SET… GO OR NO?
Do not ever dare to pursue a knockdown rebuild if your mind and heart are not entirely convinced about what you are about to do. There are manifold factors to take into account, too, just like your finances and your family. See to it that you get to check on them as well because they are major determinants which you must not set aside.
If you discover that you are not soundly ready for it, then do not push through. Give yourself some more time to think again and to think better. Do not be in a hurry if there’s nothing to be hurry about.
On the other hand, if you are already geared up without fail, then look for a trustworthy knockdown rebuild expert. Work with them in restarting your house life anew! Tell them what you need for a new house, and they can guide you all the way.
Ready, set… go or no? Your call!
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Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. She finds quality and well-researched writing as a worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. For her, it’s restoring and fulfilling to the heart and a great way to clear the mind while loading it up with fresh learning. Film critiquing and filmmaking are among her interests too. Giving all the glory to God, Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.