Wednesday, June 19, 2013

How much space do you need?

I have shown  homes to many different people, whether it be a family of five with small children, or a young professional looking for his/her own space.  I have come to see that space is often the first consideration when choosing a home. While it may be somewhat unrealistic that you stay in one home your entire life anymore,  it is still a good idea to keep that mindset when looking to purchase a home.   Instead of thinking that you aren't going to be in a house for a long , you may want to think about what would happen if you DID stay in a home for a long time. Here are some things to consider when deciding how much space you will need:

How Often are You or Others in your Home?

Though most of us would admit to the fact that we want to have the biggest home possible, it isn't usually realistic for most people.  If you're working full time or you travel a lot for your work, you might want to consider whether or not you actually need a lot of space. If you're not going to be around a lot to enjoy it or maintain it, you might want to spend your money on other things that you do have time for.

In the other respect, if you think you need more space because you want to entertain, you may want to factor in that space when searching for a home. If you have parties on a weekly basis, this is an important consideration in terms of your home purchase. Also, if you plan to have overnight guests on a regular basis, you will need to have space for a guest room for their comfort.

Any Kids?

If you have kids now or you plan to in the future, you will want to factor in space for their rooms and belongings. One large extra room can even give you  enough space for up to two children for a time.  Until these rooms become the kids' rooms, they can give you added storage space, another another  room or office.

Any unique needs?

The space in your house can also be used for any special needs or arrangements you may have. For example, if you work from a home office, you might want to have a special space for you to set this  up. If you have a hobby that takes up a lot of space, you might want to make sure that you have ample room for this to reside as well.
Think Long Term

If you do stay in your home for a long time, you might need to consider adding on additional space if your current space doesn't work out. To make sure you have enough room, you may also want to consider any space for a potential addition down the road.

When you're trying to envision what your life  your new home, try to map out all of the activities that will take place both now and in the future. This will help you to see just how much space you might need.
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