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September 17, 2020

Choosing the Right Size Home in Houston

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Being a professional moving company in Houston, we move people into just about all sizes of houses daily. Moreover, we understand that there is a massive cultural impression that successful people have massive houses - the larger the better. A lot of people imagine a vast mansion with lots of guest rooms and perhaps a game room, Olympic swimming pool, and an extensive garden to boot.

This cultural ideal typically points us to search for a house which is "bigger" than our previous home. More bedrooms, larger spots, more features. This makes perfect sense if you are moving from a roommate status to a solo apartment, from that apartment to a beginning house, and from the starter house to a more ample 3-4 bedroom. But there after? It's time to think about who will be utilizing the extra room - and who's going to be cleaning it.

A Practical Look at the Bigger-Home Mindset

A home should preferably represent the requirements of the inhabitants, as well as the use they put to the home itself. As an example, celebrities have to have those venue-sized houses for hosting their numerous public events with hundreds - occasionally thousands of attendees. Your abode probably provides other benefits. It could be your very own studio; it may be home-base to a hive of growing children.

At some point, a home is simply too sizeable for what you can or even would like to use. The bigger-house thinking only works until you arrive at your ideal home size and up-sizing too fast may cause unique troubles. So how do you choose a house that feels lavish but isn't too big for you and the family?

Figuring out Your Perfect-Sized House

- Family Bedrooms Plus One

How many bedrooms might your dream-home have? If you aren't a celebrity or perhaps the head of a large family, you probably merely need ample bedrooms for the occupants and perhaps one extra. Having a single guest room is fantastic for flexibility and, of course, visitors. A single guest bedroom is easy to keep up without adding a whole additional wing to the house. If you generally have additional guests, consider as well designing one of the areas with a fold-out sofa or perhaps adding bunk or roll-out beds to a bedroom layout.

- All the Stairs You Could Go up

Sweeping staircases and multi-story houses may appear elegant, but they're not necessarily convenient. Should you (or other family members) aren't so competent on stairs or fatigue easily, then consider a functional one-story dwelling, apartment, or condominium instead. It is more vital that your house be comfy than that it be tall.

- Practical Living Expenses

Sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs or, regarding residences, our wallets. The desire for a bigger home can occasionally result in unexpectedly increased costs. The expense of heating or cooling a bigger house, for example, might be hundreds additional because of the extra square feet of air to fill. Purchasing a larger house also means larger property taxes. Take into account that you could be spending your money on more active fun than pure square feet or rarely used rooms.

- Furnishing a Much Larger Home

Up-sizing very quickly may also result in an additional unexpected cost: pieces of furniture. We rarely realize just how vacant a sizable home might be if we don't have the furniture in order to fill it or exactly how pricey new home furnishings can be when obtained at one time. If you need a residence substantially bigger than your current place, remember to plan for home furnishings.

- Energy vs Budget for Maintenance

Lastly, think about your own capability and desire to keep up with a substantial home. The more space, including outdoor terrace along with landscaping space, will take effort to clean. How much time do you possess? How much energy? How much real motivation to devote hours every month cleaning the residence, performing small fixes, and manicuring the lawn? An ideal house for you is one that is carefree to upkeep because it is just the right size for your lifestyle, energy, and desire to clean.

- Expend on Luxury As opposed to Space

Don't be hesitant to indulge. If you want a home which makes you feel fruitful, try lavish products or fixtures instead. Reward yourself by splurging on a whirlpool spa, an entertainer kitchen, or a well-equipped den. Pick a place with a fantastic area for your home office or maybe hold out for a skylight because that is your dream. If you have excess budget to spend on your next home - ensure it is perfect for you rather than only bigger than the previous.


Is bigger always more desirable when it comes to a fantastic home? Just up to a point. You need enough space to feel spacious, but not enough to get lost in or bogged down by the property. You'll need a house that feels like home but additionally enables you to feel successful. Happy house hunting, and when you locate your next perfect residence, give your local professional movers at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Houston a call.


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