The chances are that when you first moved into your home, you were deeply in love with it. It was the perfect size for your little family and had everything that you could possibly want. But now that your family has grown, your current property is no longer the perfect place to raise a family. Sadly, your family has outgrown your home.
So, you now need to work out what to do next. Should you start looking for a new home or are there other options worth considering? To help you work out what the best step to take is now that your family have outgrown your home, below are some tips and suggestions. (Have a read and see what the best option is for you and your family.)
Extend your home
If you’re lucky enough to have a large garden, then perhaps extending your current home could be the answer. Think about it: if the location is ideal, your children love the area, and you’ve made lots of friends where you are, do you want to move if you don’t have to? You may want a change of scenery, if this is the case moving somewhere new could be ideal. However, if you’re only moving to get the space that you need, perhaps it might be worth applying for planning permission to extend your home. If you’re not able to extend outwards due to problems with planning or a lack of space, what about extending up or down? If you’ve got a basement or attic that gets little use, why not transform it into an extra living space?
Move to somewhere new
Has the time come to move to somewhere new? Perhaps you love your home but fancy a change of scenery or don’t have the money to extend, so want to move house. Moving to somewhere new could give you the additional space that you need. As long as you are able to find the right place, that is. There’s a lot that you need to take into account, from the location of the property to how much work it would be getting it how you want it. To make it more likely that you’ll find the perfect place, contact a local real estate agency, and get some help with the house hunting process. Often, estate agents can find some real property gems, which otherwise, you may never have stumbled across. So it’s worth working with an estate agent if you choose to move to somewhere new.
Be more creative with storage
Often, the reason that people outgrow their homes isn’t just because of new additions to the family, but also because of a lack of storage space. So, if you would prefer to stay in your current home, it pays to get creative with your storage. Go online and browse storage solutions, to see if implementing any new ones could make your home a little roomier for your family.
If your family has grown a lot since you first moved into your current home, you may have started to outgrow the property. If this is the case, take note of the tips above, and find the perfect solution for you and your family.