Have You Outgrown Your Home?
Why Is Our Home Getting Smaller?
2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for all of us. With the arrival of COVID-19, many of us have stayed home, and the children were not at school. It has remained very stressful, even when the kids returned to school and daycare. We cannot see all our family members and friends. Sadly, there is no light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. During these worrying times, we have all spent much more time at home. With Fall’s arrival, we are moving Summer furniture, toys, and other items back into the house. It may be appearing to be getting smaller.
Have We Outgrown Our Home?
There are many reasons why we may consider moving to a larger home:
- The family size may have changed with the arrival of children, parents, or the formation of a blended family
- Before COVID-19, was your home so small that you had to have two shifts for your Stanley Cub parties?
- You may require more bedrooms and bathrooms as older children may be home from college or university
- Ever time you open a drawer does something always falls out
- As the kids get older, we will need another bathroom
- Is there too much furniture that you will not get rid of?
- The addition of pets that need exercise and to play in the yard
- You want a home with a larger yard for a pool or deck
- Is your kitchen table used as a desk, mini bar, and kitchen workstation?
- Reorganizing the house has not found more room, just stress
- There may be a requirement for one or two work areas in the home to allow working from home
- The vital need for high-speed internet may see a move from a rural area to allow you to work from home
- It is a challenge to find room to store anything
- Do you feel that you are “bursting at the seams”?
- Your family may have started new hobbies with more time at home, now you need a craft or sewing room
- You have considered renovations, but the renovation projects, such as kitchen remodels, can take well over three months to complete and are expensive and stressful
Too Small, Move On
This year has forced many changes to our lives. Because we are spending more time at home, you may have found that your current home no longer meets your family needs. Therefore, it is time to move on. As you are considering your options, always contact your Real Estate Agent REALTOR®.