If you need more space, there is a good possibility that renovating or remodeling will be a better choice. There are a lot of extra costs when you buy a new house, such as agent fees, taxes, movers etc. Often the new home requires modification to suit your needs – another potentially significant cost. You may also have inherited renovations with no way of determining the quality of workmanship. Sometimes, unfortunately, renovations are done without a permit. If you choose to remodel, it is important to hire a professional designer who can provide you with realistic options to fit your budget and suit your needs. A good plan will likely save you enough money to pay for that service. Contractors are seldom equipped to give you educated advice regarding design. A professional designer will be impartial and able to assist you through the construction, and assure that the plans are followed as intended.