Home remodeling is a project fraught with peril. You can easily spend more remodeling a home than it will ever be worth. And it is not hard to "over-remodel" a home so that it is at a price point beyond what the neighborhood will support. If you find your home lacking in any way, should you remodel or move? Whether it is because the home is too small, getting old, outdated, or some other issue, chances are, in most cases, it is simpler to move to a new home than to remodel your existing one. Why is this? The deck is stacked against you in remodeling: Remodeling costs more than new construction: When remodeling a home, you not only have to build anew, but you have to tear down or modify existing structures. Trying to fit things into an existing structure can be two to three times as difficult (read: more labor) than building new. Older homes may not be square and plumb. Older lumber may even have different dimensions. Trying to fit things in without damaging existing structures takes time and effort, and thus adds to cost. It is easier to install a bathroom in a new home and to retrofit one in an older home.