Is your space getting crowded? Are your children outgrowing their rooms? Maybe your house just feels a little too tight, and it’s causing unnecessary stress. You may start wondering if it’s time to upsize your home. The answer: maybe!
When I work with my VIP clients, I help them review their family, lifestyle, and work plans to determine what size and type of house best suits their needs. Read on to determine if it’s time to upsize your Brandon, Florida, home.
Congratulations! You’re getting married! Or having a baby! Or having another baby! You may wonder if your current apartment or home will offer the room you’ll need for your new family member(s). The truth is that the answer can vary widely. You may be welcoming just a new spouse or a whole new stepfamily. You may plan on having a baby in the next five years or expect twins in the next five months. Or maybe your house was cozy when your bundle of joy came along, but their furniture, toys, clothes, and accessories have taken on their own life.
Whether your family is growing by one new member or several, it’s essential to consider both the current size of your family and your plans for your family’s growth.
Not every family upgrades their home when they start having babies. Young children commonly share bedrooms, bathrooms, and play areas harmoniously. However, as they get older, you may need more space.
Bunk beds and toddler beds are great space savers when you your kids are small, but when your kids become tweens and teens, they may prefer separate rooms. For one thing, they (and their furniture!) will be much bigger than before. Your teens may also have more friends over, and they’ll be less likely to share those friends. They may also want more privacy from their siblings and their own space for homework and hobbies.
Even if your teens are happy to share a bedroom, you may need more space in other areas. For example, are your kids fighting over the television or the bathroom? Depending on your family, you may benefit from an extra bathroom, another living area, or a fun bonus room. In addition, extra outdoor space, like a large backyard or deck, can give your family additional space.
In 2023, 40% of workers are either hybrid or fully remote. So, chances are that at least one adult in your household needs a quiet work environment. If your kitchen table has been doing double duty as a desk, you may need to upgrade to a home with a dedicated office.
Not only will a separate office space help you focus while you work, but it will also give you a better work-life balance. For example, sending a quick work email after hours is less tempting if your computer is not within arms’ reach of your sofa.
Depending on your job, having a dedicated office space may also be mandatory. Many employers place restrictions on their employees’ home workspaces. This is especially true for people who work in healthcare and other fields with access to private customer data.
If remote work is part of your life now, or if you plan to pursue a remote career in the future, consider upsizing to a home with a private workspace.
It’s difficult when a relative suddenly needs a full-time caregiver. But if an elderly parent or in-law needs extra help, you may decide to move them in with your family. Depending on the size and layout of your house, though, this may cause additional challenges.
Upsizing to a larger house will not only give you the space you need for your family member, but buying a new home will allow you to shop for any accessibility features they may need. These features may include:
These features can help you care for your family member and allow them greater independence as they age.
If you’re ready to upsize your home in Brandon, Florida, contact Elena VIP Homes today. Our personalized approach to home buying is a true VIP experience. You’ll have access to everything you need to find the best fit for your family and lifestyle.