Is It Time For a Bigger Home?
When you bought your first home, it was the perfect size. Your starter furniture and storage all fit perfectly within the house, but that may not be the case anymore. As your family grows, so does your need for space which means it may be time to start looking for a home that fits all of your needs.
It’s no secret that the use of our homes has changed dramatically over the past year. For many of us our homes have turned into schools, office spaces and even gyms. As you’ve adapted to spending more time at home, you might have found that you simply don’t have enough room for the functionality you desire. So, is it time for a bigger home? Below are some reasons to consider investing in a larger home for you and your family.
Growing Number Of Occupants
As we get older we invite more people into our lives, whether it be a partner, some kids, or even pets, it’s no longer just one person in a house. Which means more space and storage is much needed. Maybe you need more cabinet space in the kitchen for serving dishes and extra cups, or a place to put kids toys so there’s room to play and entertain. Naturally, as the tenants grow, the house grows.
Another reason you may need a bigger home is simply for more rooms. With most of the world working from home now there is a high demand for extra bedrooms and office spaces. You need a designated space while the kids have designated rooms to play. If you’re tired of doubling rooms, using your bedroom as an office during the day, then an upgrade may be in your favor.
This past year has brought families even closer, so entertaining has become even more important which means you need space to entertain and sleep guests and family comfortably. This could be an extra guest room, a bigger kitchen, or even a large backyard to invite family over for the evening. Having this space can be a huge reason it’s time for a bigger home.
Your Current Layout
Think about your current layout in the home. Has it been feeling closed off or dark? If you’re looking to have kids soon or already have some, it’s always a great benefit to have an open concept home to be able to watch from more than one room.
Another angle you want to think about is entertaining. If you love to entertain, whether it be with family or friends or both, decide what would be the best layout in order for you to enjoy having people over. Having a big open kitchen with the living space all included in the area not only allows you to watch the kids when they play, but also provides a beautiful, large space that everyone can gather in together.
As I mentioned earlier, office space is much needed these days, so it’s nice to be able to have your own separate room dedicated for work. Somewhere where the kids or the dog won’t disturb you and also away from your everyday life. Somewhere you can shut the door at the end of the workday and enjoy the evening. If your home does not have the right layout in order to provide that for you, it may be time to think about moving into a bigger home.
After looking at several factors regarding your current living space, it’s time to think about the financial aspect of buying a new home. At the end of the day, it all comes down to if you truly need a new home to fit all of these needs or even can you invest in upgrading your current home to allow these needs to be met.
Buying a new home or renovating your current home are both great investment opportunities. You will increase the value of your home or move into a home that will appreciate in value. As Laguna Niguel’s top real estate agent, Rosemary will help you find the perfect home at the right price that will meet all of your needs and give you an amazing investment opportunity down the line.
It’s Time For An Upgrade
Your home is your sanctuary and it’s important to live in one that truly fits everyone’s needs as your family grows and time at home increases. If you’re ready to make the move, you’ll want to work with the best. Named one of America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents in 2020 and ranked as a Top Agent in Laguna Niguel, Rosemary has more than 20 years experience helping buyers in Orange County. Contact Rosemary Hieber to discuss the possible benefits and opportunities available to you.
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