Whether you’re drawn to the allure of large, expansive mansions or you prefer a cozier setup, there’s one universal truth—it’s never easy knowing exactly how big (or small) of a home to look for. The best size for you and your family depends on your needs, lifestyle and, of course, plans for the future—so there’s certainly a lot to consider before making a decision. In today’s blog, we hope to make that decision a little easier by looking at a few key factors.
Family size is, of course, one of the biggest factors to consider when it comes to determining the best home size for you. It’s only natural that bigger families crave that extra bit of space, so many choose to opt for bigger homes and more bedrooms when possible. For some, this means finding a home that has no less than five bedrooms, for example—while for others, it simply means finding or building a home that feels large and uncrowded with its floor plan.
Budget is another important consideration when it comes to figuring out your ideal home size. For example, many families would like to live in a large and sprawling home—but will choose less expansive options due to budget constraints. That’s okay! The most important thing is that you choose a home size that fits in well with your need as well as your financial capabilities.
As you likely already know, lifestyle also plays a big role in the decision process.
How old are your children—are they college age or still young? Do you enjoy entertaining or do you prefer the comfort and ease of maintaining a smaller and quieter space? No choice is more valid than another… it’s simply up to you to decide what lifestyle factors you value most, and which you could live without.
Plans for the future
We completely understand that your current needs and situation might not reflect your plans for the future. If you plan to downsize or upgrade a few years, for example, this could play a role in your decision. If you’re thinking about starting or expanding your family, you might make decisions on your home’s size based on this future goal. The bottom line is to consider your future when making plans for the present—since a home is typically one of the (if not the) biggest investments you’ll ever make, it only makes sense to take your time and care in arriving at a decision.
Has our quick guide given you a better idea of what type of home to look for? If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’re in the business of finding or building your dream home, so we’re happy to help you find exactly what that is.