A Minute With Meta:Does Your Home Still Fit Your Needs?


When you move into your home, it's easy to get attached to the layout and decor. You have a sense of pride as you show off your new place, and it feels like it'll be perfect forever. But if you've been in the same house for more than five years or so, you may notice that certain rooms seem smaller than they used to be or that some areas are just getting crowded with stuff. 

You might also notice that all those cool features built into the house when it was first constructed are now actually holding back its functionality as a home. 

If this sounds familiar — and even if it doesn't — read on! I’m going explain how space can affect our day-to-day lives in ways we don't always realize at first glance:

Your home may no longer fit your needs if ...

You have more children than bedrooms

If you're not planning on having any more children, or if you already have enough bedrooms for the number of children in your home, then this probably isn't a problem. However, if you have more kids than bedrooms, it may be time to move up.

Members of your family are tripping over each other due to lack of common space.

If you have a large family, moving to a bigger home may be the answer. If you have outgrown your current space, it might be time for more room. If your household is growing and you are feeling cramped in the house, consider looking at homes that are larger than what you currently occupy.

You are trying to work from home, but you don't have an office or even a desk.

You may need the space to work from home, and the house you currently live in may be too small. Maybe you've been able to get by with just a laptop on the couch, but now that you're growing your business, it's time for something more professional. Something away from the toys and loud playing kids.

A home office is a place to focus on your work without distractions. If you're limited by the space in your house, it might be time to invest in a larger home with more room for a dedicated workplace.

You have more cars than places to park them.

You have more cars than places to park them.

If you have a car for every member of your family and then some, your driveway may be looking awfully crowded. This can be particularly problematic if you live in an area where parking is at a premium—or if you do not have access to a garage or other indoor storage space for your extra vehicles.

You don't have enough room for hobbies such as crafts or woodworking.

The importance of having enough space for hobbies will vary depending on your personal preferences. If you're a crafter, it's nice to have lots of room in which to spread out materials to work on projects. If you enjoy fishing, having a workshop or garage can help keep equipment out of sight while keeping it close at hand.

If the home you live in doesn't allow for these kinds of activities it may be time to find something that does.

Your family has outgrown the yard, and you no longer have a place for pets to roam freely.

If your family has outgrown the yard, or if you find that you no longer have a place for pets to roam freely, then it's time to think about finding somewhere else to live.

The yard should be big enough to accommodate all members of the family—including pets—as well as accommodate outdoor activities such as gardening and lawn games.

Your kitchen is too small for cooking holiday meals and entertaining guests

If you find yourself thinking, "I just don't have the space for cooking holiday meals or entertaining guests," then it's time to think about moving to a larger space. As your family grows and your needs change, so should your kitchen.

When you're ready to move up, consider the benefits of a larger home. You'll have more space for everyone, including pets and hobbies.

So if you are ready to trade in your starter home for something more spacious with potential investment potential, contact me today! I will help find just what you need at an affordable price point


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