Have you been staring dreamily at the big houses on the block over from your small suburban starter home? Imagining what you could do with a garage or basement you had room to walk in?
As time goes on your needs and lifestyle changes, and suddenly you realize that you’ve outgrown your space. Check out these common indicators that you’re in need of a home upgrade. If you find yourself nodding along, it’s time to call a real estate agent and start the search for a bigger house!
1) You’re out of storage space.
When your storage areas are full and start spilling out into other parts of your home, it’s time to start thinking about making a change. Between the extra furniture you have cluttered in the basement and the boxes piled up in your garage, you’re constantly having to move stuff out of your way to get to something else.
You might be able to get by with a storage facility for a while, but eventually you’re going to need a bigger home base.
2) Things are always getting lost.
Speaking of stuffed storage spaces, where did you put those guest towels again? There wasn’t enough room in the linen closet, so you must’ve put them in a cupboard or box somewhere…right?
It’s hard to stay organized when there’s hardly enough room to maneuver through the house as it is. When there’s not enough space for everything to have its own place, you’ll find that you’re constantly misplacing and losing your belongings.
3) Your family is growing.
Sure, your two-bedroom, one-bathroom may have been perfect when you were newlyweds plus one cat. But as the number of residents in your household grows, so does your need for space!
Whether you’re having more children, adopting more puppies, or reluctantly inviting your mother-in-law to move in after her surgery, when your family expands your space must follow suit.
4) You can afford it.
Even if you can get by where you are for a while, it doesn’t mean you have to. If your income or assets have increased, you might want to take advantage of your good fortune and upgrade your home.
Chances are, you’ll need a bigger house eventually anyway. If the numbers are on your side now, it might be time to make a move!
5) Maintenance costs are piling up.
If your first home was a fixer upper when you bought it (or has become one since then), necessary home repairs and renovations are likely popping up more and more often as time goes on.
Sometimes, repairs and maintenance costs simply aren’t worth it in a space you’re probably outgrowing as it is. It’s time to do a little research and consider whether a bigger house is the smarter investment at this point.
6) You need more amenities.
A lot of people need or choose to work from home these days, making a home office one of the more essential modern household features. A house that doesn’t meet your professional needs is just as good of a reason to upgrade as one that doesn’t meet your familial needs.
Besides being an ideal place to work, your home should be somewhere you can play too! Whether it’s a craft space, home gym, or gaming room, you need to set aside some space in your house for your passions too.
7) You want a yard.
A bigger house doesn’t just mean more bedrooms and bathrooms, it means more land! If you have kids or pets who need to play outside, a little extra square acreage will do you some good. When your tiny backyard and two porch chairs just don’t cut it anymore, it’s probably time to hit the real estate market.
A big move needs a big team behind it to keep things running smoothly. At Dowell’s Moving & Storage, experience combined with vast resources makes us equipped to handle a move of any size and any distance.
Let our professionals take care of your packing and moving needs so you can focus on deciding how to use your newfound space. Contact us today to book our reliable services!