I am in a delimema. I would like to expand our home, but I am told I would be better off knocking it down and rebuilding. I do not want the cost of rebuilding and would like to keep remodeling costs down. My husband believes that our roof line is a serious problem along with the basement that is dirt. When reopening the front porch we found a date of 1986 under the siding. There are several things I would like to do, make a dining room, family room a real basement to be used for wine storing and tasting. When you walk in the front door you walk right into the living room and we have hardly any storage space in the house. The closets that are here we put in when we moved in. My other opition is to move and sell this house. The location is convenient for everyone to get to work, but it is noisey. If you could give any suggestions or thoughts please advise.