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Is it time to rightsize?

You’ve probably heard of people downsizing, but what is rightsizing?

Where downsizing focuses on moving into a smaller home, rightsizing is more about making sure your new home has the type of space you need to suit your lifestyle. This could still mean moving to a smaller home, but it could also be a home with more living space and less bedrooms, an energy efficient home, or a home in a location that has plenty of local facilities nearby.

Here are some questions to consider, that will help you to find your rightsize.

1.  How do you live your life?

Do you like entertaining and having lots of people in one, sociable space? If you’re working from home do you need a dedicated office? Do you desire a strong connection with the outdoors, with rooms that open into the garden? What hobbies do you have – do they need their own place in your home?

Open plan kitchen-family spaces often have space for a sofa or two, and provide plenty of room for everyone to be together, without being in each other’s way. A second reception room may be positioned as a dining room or play room, but can easily become the separate home working space you’ve been craving.

2.  Do you really need that extra bedroom?

We often put a lot of thought into spaces that will be used by our friends and family when they come to visit. Whilst it’s great to have space for our loved ones, how often does the space sit empty for?  When it comes to the number of bedrooms, less can most definitely be more. Fewer bedrooms allows for more space within the remaining rooms, making space for built-in wardrobes and en suite bathrooms. 

3.  Do you need a home that’s cheaper and easier to run?

Nobody wants to more than necessary on heating their home, and with a new home you won’t need to as they are designed to be more energy efficient. In addition, costly and timely repair work is inevitable in older properties, so if this is something you wish to avoid a new home would be the perfect match.

3.  How much storage do you need?

If you want to move to a smaller property, be realistic about what you’ll be keeping and how much storage you’ll need. Understairs cupboards, larders, and clever built-in nooks will all help you to find a home for those items that are less frequently used, and choosing a property with a garage and  garden large enough for a shed will give you plenty of places to store garden furniture and outdoor equipment.

5.  Where do you need to be?

Do you want a rural retreat or the convenience of amenities you can walk to? Perhaps moving closer to family and friends or having great transport links nearby are important too. If you are planning to stay put for years to come, don’t forget to consider a location that works for you today and in the future.

If you would help to define your rightsize home, take a look at the current homes we have for sale or call the sales team on 01536 740019. 

You’ve probably heard of people downsizing, but what is rightsizing?

Where downsizing focuses on moving into a smaller home, rightsizing is more about making sure your new home has the type of space you need to suit your lifestyle. This could still mean moving to a smaller home, but it could also be a home with more living space and less bedrooms, an energy efficient home, or a home in a location that has plenty of local facilities nearby.

Here are some questions to consider, that will help you to find your rightsize.

1.  How do you live your life?

Do you like entertaining and having lots of people in one, sociable space? If you’re working from home do you need a dedicated office? Do you desire a strong connection with the outdoors, with rooms that open into the garden? What hobbies do you have – do they need their own place in your home?

Open plan kitchen-family spaces often have space for a sofa or two, and provide plenty of room for everyone to be together, without being in each other’s way. A second reception room may be positioned as a dining room or play room, but can easily become the separate home working space you’ve been craving.

2.  Do you really need that extra bedroom?

We often put a lot of thought into spaces that will be used by our friends and family when they come to visit. Whilst it’s great to have space for our loved ones, how often does the space sit empty for?  When it comes to the number of bedrooms, less can most definitely be more. Fewer bedrooms allows for more space within the remaining rooms, making space for built-in wardrobes and en suite bathrooms. 

3.  Do you need a home that’s cheaper and easier to run?

Nobody wants to more than necessary on heating their home, and with a new home you won’t need to as they are designed to be more energy efficient. In addition, costly and timely repair work is inevitable in older properties, so if this is something you wish to avoid a new home would be the perfect match.

3.  How much storage do you need?

If you want to move to a smaller property, be realistic about what you’ll be keeping and how much storage you’ll need. Understairs cupboards, larders, and clever built-in nooks will all help you to find a home for those items that are less frequently used, and choosing a property with a garage and  garden large enough for a shed will give you plenty of places to store garden furniture and outdoor equipment.

5.  Where do you need to be?

Do you want a rural retreat or the convenience of amenities you can walk to? Perhaps moving closer to family and friends or having great transport links nearby are important too. If you are planning to stay put for years to come, don’t forget to consider a location that works for you today and in the future.

If you would help to define your rightsize home, take a look at the current homes we have for sale or call the sales team on 01536 740019. 

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