UPSIZING YOUR HOME

Dated: 04/22/2019

Views: 386

Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, 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?

The first thought when upsizing your home is to simply consider square footage, bedrooms, and bathrooms. But it’s important to take a more critical approach to how your space will actually be used. If you have younger children (or possibly more on the way), then focusing on bedrooms and bathrooms makes sense. But 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—it’ll pay off during the holidays or summer vacations, when everyone is coming to visit for big gatherings.

MOVING OUTWARD

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 a little further from a city center. While the walkability and short commutes of a dense neighborhood or condo are hard to leave beyond, your lifestyle—and preferences for hosting Thanksgiving, barbecues, and birthdays—might mean that a spacious home in the suburbs makes the most sense. It’s your best option for upsizing while avoiding a heftier price tag.

Blog author image

Rachel Kent

Energetic, passionate and all about the customer. Rachel grew up in Northwest OH, she moved to the greater Toledo area in 2013. Rachel immediately fell in love with the local charm, that passio....

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

HOW TO REMOVE A LIEN ON YOUR HOME

How to remove a lien on your home...Unless she checks her credit report periodically, the average American will often not realize that there is a lien against her property until she applies for

Read More

Customer Appreciation Day Free Movie Tickets

You are the reason WHY we do what we do. The long days and hours helping clients and customers find their homes and sell their properties.  It's the greatest feeling to assist in

Read More

Truth About Selling Your Own Home

A lot of homeowners are convinced that if they’re willing to put in a little more effort on their own, they’ll end up turning a bigger profit when selling their home. While there are some rare

Read More

2019 Delta Chicken Festival Parade

Harmony Realty Group Presents  Free Toys and Candy for the Children!TOY STORY!SUNDAY JULY 14th 2pm 639 Taylor St. Delta, Oh 43515Free Toys and Candy for the!

Read More