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September 17, 2020

Choosing the Right Size Home in Austin

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Being a professional moving company in Austin, we move customers into virtually all sizes of residences every day. And in addition, we realize that you will find a deep cultural feeling that successful individuals have huge homes - the bigger the better. Most people imagine a vast mansion with a multitude of guest rooms and perhaps a game room, Olympic swimming pool, and a substantial backyard garden to boot.

This specific cultural ideal generally points us to look for a property that's "a larger size" than our previous house. More bedrooms, increased spots, additional characteristics. This can make sense when you're moving from your roommate status to a solo apartment, from that apartment to a beginner residence, and from that starter house to a more roomy 3-4 bedroom. But there after? It is time to think about who's going to be making use of the more room - along with who is cleaning it.

A Realistic Look at the Bigger-Home Mentality

A residence should represent the needs of the occupants, in addition to the use they put to the residence itself. For example, famous people need those venue-sized mansions to host their various public events with hundreds - sometimes thousands of guests. Your residence probably has other benefits. It could be your very own studio; it might be home-base to a hive of thriving children.

At some point, a residence is just too big for what you can or even would like to use. The bigger-house mentality only works out until you arrive at your perfect home size and up-sizing too fast could potentially cause unique troubles. How do you choose a house that seems fantastic but is not too large for you and the family?

Determining Your Perfect-Sized Home

- Family Bedrooms Plus One

How many bedrooms should your dream-home have? If you are not a celeb or perhaps the head of a sizable family, you probably merely will need sufficient bedrooms for the residents and maybe one extra. Having a single guest bedroom is wonderful for versatility and, of course, visitors. Just one guest bedroom is simple to keep up without incorporating an entire extra wing to the house. If you tend to have a great deal more guests, contemplate in addition constructing one of the spaces with a fold-out couch or adding bunk or roll-out beds to a bedroom design.

- All the Steps You Can Go up

Sweeping stairways and multi-story residences may well seem elegant, however they are not necessarily convenient. Should you (or other family) aren't so competent on stairs or fatigue easily, then consider a functional one-story dwelling, apartment, or condominium instead. It's more vital that your home be comfy than that it be tall.

- Reasonable Living Expenses

Sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs or, when it comes to residences, our wallets. The drive for a bigger house can sometimes lead to unexpectedly bigger expenditures. The cost of warming or cooling down a larger home, as an example, could be hundreds more due to the expanded square feet of air to fill. Investing in a larger home will also mean bigger property taxes. Take into account that you could be spending your earnings on more active entertainment when compared with sheer square feet or seldom used rooms.

- Furnishing a Significantly Bigger Home

Up-sizing quickly can even lead to yet another unforeseen expenditure: furniture. We rarely fully grasp how bare a big residence can be if we do not have the furniture in order to fill it or exactly how pricey new home furnishings may be if obtained all at once. If you want a home significantly bigger than your present place, make sure to plan for home furnishings.

- Energy vs Budget for Maintenance

Finally, think about your own capability and desire to maintain a substantial residence. The more space, including outside veranda in addition to landscaping space, will take energy to clean. How much time do you possess? How much energy? How much actual desire to expend hours monthly cleaning the residence, performing modest fixes, and manicuring the yard? The perfect home for you is one which is carefree to upkeep as it is the optimal size for your way of life, stamina, and desire to clean.

- Invest in Luxury Instead of Space

Try not to be afraid to indulge. If you would like a residence which makes you feel fruitful, look at luxurious pieces or accessories as an alternative. Treat yourself by splurging on a whirlpool spa, an entertainer kitchen, or maybe a well-equipped den. Choose a location with a great area for your home office or hold out for a skylight because that is your dream. For those who have extra budget to spend on your next house - make it perfect for you rather than merely bigger than the last.


Is larger always better when it comes to a fantastic residence? Only up to a point. You want ample room to feel spacious, but not enough to get lost in or weighed down by the property. You need a space that feels like home but also enables you to feel successful. Happy house shopping, and when you locate the next ideal house, give your local professional movers at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin a call.


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