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September 17, 2020

Choosing the Right Size Home in San Antonio

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As a professional moving company in San Antonio, we move people into all sizes of houses on a daily basis. Moreover, we realize that there's a powerful cultural impression that successful individuals have large residences - the bigger the better. Many people dream of a sprawling mansion with lots of guest bedrooms and perhaps a game room, Olympic swimming pool, and a large garden to boot.

This particular cultural ideal generally leads us to seek a property that's "larger" than our previous home. More bedrooms, bigger places, additional characteristics. This will make perfect sense when you are moving out of your roommate scenario to a solo apartment, from the apartment into a starter residence, in addition to from the beginner home to a more spacious 3-4 bedroom. However after that? It's time to consider who will be utilizing the extra room - in addition to who is cleaning it.

A Genuine Look at the Bigger-Home Mindset

A house should represent the requirements of the inhabitants, and the use they put to the house itself. As an example, celebrities have to have those venue-sized estates for hosting their various public events with hundreds - at times thousands of people. Your house almost certainly provides other benefits. It might be your personal studio; it may be home-base to a hive of thriving kids.

At some point, a home is just too sizeable for what you can or even want to use. The bigger-house mentality only works out until you reach your ideal home size and up-sizing too rapidly might cause unique challenges. How do you select a home that feels fantastic however is not too big for you and the family?

Determining Your Perfect-Sized Residence

- Family Bedrooms Plus One

What amount of bedrooms will your dream-home have? If you aren't a celeb or even the head of a big family, it is likely you just require ample bedrooms for the residents and maybe a single additional. Having a single guest bedroom is wonderful for flexibility and, of course, guests. A single guest room is not difficult to keep up without including a complete extra wing to the property. Should you are apt to have a great deal more guests, contemplate as well constructing one of the spaces with a fold-out sofa or perhaps adding bunk or roll-out beds to a bedroom design.

- All the Steps You Can Go up

Sweeping staircases and multi-story houses may seem tasteful, but they are not absolutely practical. If you (or any other members of the family) aren't great on stairs or fatigue easily, then think about a functional one-story dwelling, apartment, or condominium as an alternative. It is more vital that the house be comfy than that it be tall.

- Reasonable Living Costs

From time to time our eyes are bigger than our stomachs or, when it comes to homes, our wallets. The desire for a larger sized house can sometimes bring about surprisingly bigger expenses. The expense of heating up or cooling down a larger residence, for example, could be hundreds additional due to the extra square feet of air to fill. Purchasing a more substantial residence will also mean bigger property taxes. Take into account that you could be spending your cash on more active fun when compared with mere square feet or seldom used rooms.

- Furnishing a Much Bigger House

Up-sizing in a short time may also result in one more unanticipated expenditure: household furniture. We seldom fully grasp just how empty a big house can be if we do not have the furnishings to be able to fill it or exactly how costly new household furniture can be when purchased all at once. If you require a home substantially larger than your existing place, make sure to budget for household furniture.

- Energy vs Budget for Home Maintenance

Lastly, consider your own capability and desire to keep up with a large residence. The more space, which includes outdoor deck in addition to landscaping space, takes work to clean. How much time do you possess? How much energy? How much genuine motivation to devote hours every month cleaning the residence, performing modest repairs, and manicuring the yard? An ideal home for you is one that is carefree to upkeep because it is just the right size for your way of living, stamina, and desire to clean.

- Expend on Luxury Rather than Space

Don't be hesitant to indulge. If you would like a home that makes you feel successful, try luxurious products or accessories as an alternative. Reward yourself by splurging on a whirlpool spa, an entertainer kitchen, or a well-equipped den. Pick a spot with a great area for your home office or hold out for a skylight because that is your dream. If you have spare budget to spend on your next house - ensure it is perfect for you instead of only bigger than the previous.


Is larger always better with regards to a fantastic residence? Only up to a point. You want adequate area to feel spacious, but not enough to get lost in or bogged down by the property. You want a space that feels like home but also allows you to feel successful. Happy house shopping, and when you find the next ideal home, give your local professional movers at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio a call.


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