We’ve all heard of downsizing, but what if you’re in the market to upsize your home? Transitioning from an apartment or condo to a larger home is always tricky, and upsizing can be extra complicated if you don’t know where to start.
In your new, larger home, opportunities are everywhere — plenty of closet space, a large yard, and extra rooms for that home office or gym that you’ve always wanted. But once you unpack, you’ll discover that everything that once fit so perfectly into your smaller residence, occupies only a fraction of your larger home’s space. So what do you do? Here are our tips on upsizing your home.
Don’t Buy Things To Just Fill Space
It’s easy to go a little overboard when you’re buying furniture and decor for your upsized home. A good rule is to wait until you move in, place the furniture you have already, and determine what you may need afterwards. You don’t want an overcrowded, cluttered home, so keep in mind that less is more.
Give Extra Rooms a Purpose
Don’t just use your extra rooms as storage space. All it will do will breed clutter and disorder. Put those extra rooms to good use! Could you convert a room to a home office? How about a gym? Or what about a guest room. The possibilities are limitless.
Be Prepared for Bigger Bills
While this may sound like a no brainer, some people forget to budget for the increased expenses that come with a larger home. Your utility bill will most certainly increase, and let’s not forget about those property taxes either. Additional costs may include HOA fees, landscaping fees, etc. If budget, in advance, for your move and the associated costs that come with owning a larger home, you’ll be in the clear.