Lots of us dream of upsizing to a bigger home. Some of us really need to move somewhere larger because our family has outgrown the current house. Of course, the reality of funding a bigger property often means we have to make the most of where we live. That doesn’t mean it won’t happen one day. So when it does, how on earth do you make the most of all that space?
If your house has reached the point of bursting, there are still some things you can try. Additions and sunroom add-ons offer as much space as you have land to build them on. Converting garages, attics and basements may also offer a little extra room. After these options are exhausted, you might be calling in builders and home improvement experts to see what more can be done. For most of us, the last resort is a house move. That’s when you know it’s time to go.
Looking for a bigger house when you don’t have a great deal of equity requires some careful financing. Some residential areas offer lower average property prices. Would you be willing to move to a new neighborhood so you can upsize? It probably depends on the location of your workplace, and whether there are good schools and community facilities there. Don’t be afraid to speak to people in the area, and find out as much as you can from local agents.
Consider The Future
Of course, upsizing doesn’t always mean you’ll be able to enjoy the lifestyle you want. Bigger rooms may give the kids space to spread out. But if you don’t have the extra rooms that you wanted, you might find that you soon outgrow this new property too. Any property that you invest in should have a configuration that suits you now and in the near future. It should also be reconfigured as your personal situation changes.
Once you’ve found the property of your dreams, it’s time to call in the movers. Even if you don’t have much furniture now, it’s best to let the professionals take care of the heavy lifting. Perhaps you don’t have enough furniture to fill each room? This would be a perfect time for you to contact your local interior designer to help you choose some beautiful new furnishings and window treatments for comfort and privacy in your new home. Many people buy a bigger property as they intend to grow their family. In the meantime, will you be dressing the rooms for their purpose or leaving them as a blank canvas for the future?
Larger rooms feel a little bit empty if you don’t have appropriate furniture to fill the space. There are some clever interior design techniques you can adopt. These can help the room appear cozier and less acoustically challenged! Cut down the echo of a big room with lush drapes, thick rugs, and canvas wall art. You can position the furniture you have away from the walls and closer to the center of the room. Grasscloth or Wallpaper can also help deaden the sound a little, offering a cozier feel.
It won’t be long before you fill your beautiful new space. After all, it’s human nature to outgrow the space we occupy! Happy moving.