Running out of room? It may be time to upsize your home.
Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple, or a family with a newborn can quickly become too small as families expand and multiple generations live under one roof.
Remodeling and adding to your home is one option for creating more space, but it can be costly and the size of your property may be prohibitive. That’s when moving to a bigger home becomes the best solution.
Where do you need more space?
When upsizing your home, the first though that comes to mind is to simple consider square footage, bedrooms, and bathrooms, but it’s important to take a more critical approach to how your space will be used. If you have younger children (or possibly more on the way), then focusing on bedrooms and bathrooms makes sense. If your children are closer to heading off to college or starting their own families, it may be better to prioritize group spaces like the kitchen, dining room, living room, and outdoor space. This consideration will pay off during the holidays or summer vacations when everyone visits for big gatherings.
If you need more space but don’t necessarily want a more expensive home, you can probably get a lot more house for your money if you move further from your city’s center. While the walkability and short commute a dense neighborhood or condo offer are hard to leave behind, your lifestyle and preferences for hosting Thanksgiving, barbecues, and birthdays might mean that a spacious home in the suburbs makes the most sense.
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Whether you are buying, selling, or just daydreaming about a new home, we can help you make an informed decision. Give us a call at 702-493-9608 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.