If you are looking to buy a home then you have a lot to think about. While you may have a size in mind with regards to what the square footage of your new home should be, you may want to consider going bigger. Tiny homes are very popular right now, but you may find they just won't meet your long-term needs. Here are some of the reasons why you may want to go with a bigger home than what you first thought:
Your family can grow into the home
One of the major reasons for considering a bigger home is your family can grow into the home. If you buy a small house and have several children, then you will find yourself needing a bigger space before you know it. If you see more children in your future, then this is something you really should consider. Buying a larger home after you have more children means uprooting them from the home they are familiar with and possibly even taking them away from friendships they have formed, as well as switching their schools, doctors and more.
You can always make good use of extra space
When you move into a small space, you can never get more space unless you add on to the home. This can leave you having yard sales to get rid of things you'd love to keep, or filling your garage with things that simply don't fit in the house comfortably. However, when you have a larger house than what you really need, you can turn extra rooms into guest rooms, offices, craft rooms or spaces where you can enjoy some quiet time. You will also have the space you need to add more shelving, cabinets or other spaces you would like the home to have. Also, you will be able to host larger get-togethers and have plenty of space for overnight visitors.
You can get away from others easier
When your family is in a smaller home it can sometimes feel like there is no-where to go to enjoy a book in peace, or take a nap in the middle of the day. However, when you have plenty of space you can sneak away to a quieter part of the house when you feel like you want to enjoy some peace and quiet by yourself for a little while. You may even have the space to dedicate a room to the children so they can play without making too much noise while you are on the phone, reading, watching a movie or doing something else that requires some quietness.
Contact a real estate agent for help.
Searching for a home a hundred miles away from where I was previously living was hard. There was no way for us to take a trip up to see every single house that we found online to see first-hand the condition that it was in and how big it truly was. I had to find a real estate agent that I could trust to help us find several houses to make a trip up to see in a single day. I created this blog after going through the buying process and making the move. It is my hope that if you are buying a new home far from your current one, that the tips here will help to make it an easy transaction for you.