From time to time, having people piled up on the sofa can be the most blissful thing in the world, but fighting for the bathroom in the morning? That is a different story.
It can be hard to know the right moment to start checking out the real estate market and look for an upsize. Here are a couple of moments that will help you to know for sure it is time to upsize your home.
If the Christmas tree, suitcases, and guest linens are all piled up in the same place. Or the pots and pans needed to cook a family meal are too big for their designated storage area – it could mean one of two things.
- You need to have a huge declutter and start donating or getting rid of things you don’t need or use. Following that, invest in some great smart storage for smaller homes.
- It’s time to move, because you have already trimmed the fat back to only what you need and use and have smart storage too.
Your storage space can make your home much more inhabitable – even if there are too many people.
Perhaps you have been living as a couple for a long time and think that you can fit a baby in the living space you have. Often this only works for so long. Many people are surprised at how much room a tiny human takes up!
Or perhaps you have a family home, and your family is growing by one more – or you are considering pets.
You all must have the space you need to thrive and play and live.
Once your family starts growing, you must consider moving to a larger home.
Most often, the house we move into first is the one that best fits our budget – and usually smaller too. But when we start making more money, one of the first lifestyle upgrades that we consider making is to our home.
We either want to add more space via extensions and conversions or find a bigger home without adding extra rooms.
The housing market changes all the time, sometimes it is a seller’s market, and other times it favors the buyer. Not only that, but there might be some great deals with lower interest rates. Often when the market is good, it can be a good idea to start checking out what is available to you.
From time to time, it isn’t the size of our family that dictates a move; it can be the working situation. When promotions come up, they can require you to move closer to the office or find space in your home for an office.
When your work situation changes, it can be beneficial to consider moving closer to your work location or upgrading to accommodate your new way of working.
Upsizing your home can be a big, exciting adventure, but knowing when the right time to do it can be tricky. Most of the time, if you feel like your home isn’t big enough – the chances are you should be looking elsewhere!
If moving is on your mind, check out: Three Things To Consider If You’re Thinking Of Moving To A New Home.