Eight Signs You Need A Bigger Home

January 20, 2020

Most people like to think that they are going to remain in their existing homes for many years. After all, when you live in a great place and have fantastic neighbors, why would you need to move again? The thing is, there will be times where you may not have much choice but to move. Usually, the main reason why you would need to move home is if your existing property is not big enough to cope with a growing family. Or an ever-increasing collection of items related to your hobbies.

You are likely reading this blog post today because you think you may need to upsize to a bigger property. If you are not sure (or are not entirely convinced), take a look at these eight signs that you could do with upgrading to a bigger home:

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1. You Need More Space

Here is arguably the number one reason why most people decide they need to leave their existing properties and move elsewhere. They are literally running out of space! If you are fed up of tripping over things in your home and have had to hire a storage container, you need to start looking for a bigger home as soon as possible. While some people may use storage space in places like their attic or a garden shed, if you are unable to do so, then it is time to move.

2. You Live Too Far Away From Work

Many people decide to relocate for work reasons all the time. But, why should you move to a bigger home if you got a new job and it is at least an hour’s commute from your existing home? Well, there may be times where you need to take your work home with you. In those cases, it makes sense to have a dedicated room or area in your home for such a purpose, especially if you have kids or pets in tow.

3. You Are Starting A Family

While a lot of couples cope with a growing family in a small apartment or house, if it is financially possible to do so, it makes sense to move somewhere bigger. Many couples starting a family seldom realize how much space is required for baby-related clothing, toys, and accessories. So, even though you are soon due to have a pint-sized person in your lives, you will need lots of space to accommodate all the things they need each day.

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4. Your Hobby Is Taking Up Too Much Space

It does not matter whether your hobby relates to painting, making things, or even taking stuff apart. It is likely that evidence of said hobby can be found in almost every room in your home. When space is at a premium in your abode, and you cannot find it in your heart to give up your hobby, you need to put some serious thought into moving into a bigger property.

5. Your Current Home Is Not Mobility-Friendly

If you have a disability, it is likely you want to live in a single story home, so you can easily get to each room. What you do not want to do is make living at home a painful experience. With that in mind, you will find a plethora of properties that are more suited to your needs. Plus, hiring some professional movers will make the relocation process from your point of view as stress and pain-free as possible.

6. You Are Starting A Business

Are you thinking about becoming self-employed and working from home? If so, even if you are not selling physical products, you will still need some dedicated office space for your business. As you may know, keeping costs down as a startup business is crucial to survival, and one way to do so is by working from home.

7. You Would Like A Spare Room For Guests

Is it annoying you that anyone that comes to visit you for a few days has to sleep on your couch or stay in a nearby hotel? And do you wish you could be more accommodating to your guests? If the answer to both questions is yes, you can solve this problem by moving to a bigger house that has a spare room available for guests.

8. You Want To Save Your Marriage

There is nothing worse than an otherwise happy couple getting stuck under each other’s feet, so to speak. Sometimes, to preserve both your marriage and sanity, upgrading to a bigger house can prove to be a wise investment indeed! That is because it is important for married couples to have a sense of independence, especially at home. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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