If you are a first time homeowner, or are purchasing a home after a life change such as marriage or having children, what should you consider to be sure your new home can grow with your changing family? The time and effort that go into purchasing and decorating a new home, not to mention finding it in the first place, means that you’ll want to ensure that your home will be right for you and your family for years to come. So what should you look for in your new home so that it will give you enjoyment and be functional both now and in the future?
Though a cute two-bedroom home may be right for a newlywed couple, this type of space will likely soon be outgrown if there are any children in your future or if you and your spouse like to entertain. You will also want to consider the number of bathrooms and the facilities in them. Having only one toilet or shower can certainly put stress on a growing family.
Special features of a home, such as a finished basement, central air, one level living and a large yard can make your home a more functional and enjoyable space, especially if you have or are considering starting a family in the near future. You may also want to consider the age of the home you purchase and its features, and look into things that may need to be updated as this may lead to future costs that may put stress on your financial situation.
Location is also an important consideration when choosing a home that can grow with your family. Choosing a safe neighbourhood is always important when finding a family home. You will also want to consider the nearby schools, community centers, parks and shopping. You may also want to consider what other homes are valued at in the neighbourhood. You want to be sure that your home will be worth more if you do some upgrades. Finding a home with equity is another important factor in finding the perfect home.
Home is where the heart is, and choosing a home that is right for your family can really make all the difference in having a happy, fulfilling, safe and secure life.
I would love to help you and your family in your home buying process.
Leave room in your budget for reno's when buying your home. You know you'll want to! Even if it's not an expensive renovation it's still fun to personalize and put your own touch of style into your home. Anyone with style will be visualizing putting their own touch into each home as they tour them.
Buying a home that needs a few renovations gives you almost a new home feel and leaves you with your ideal finishes and a great sense of pride once your reno is complete.
You may want to incorporate your favourite flooring, cabinetry, take a wall down, or maybe just stick to the cosmetics to put your own style into your home and make the most of its design and appeal. You can turn your home into something you love just by adding accessories like curtains, rugs, a new couch, and decor...The possibilities are endless.
Taking a few minutes to jump onto Google and Pinterest early on is sure to spark some ideas and give you a great head start and will get you excited to turn your space into something you'll love!
Not into doing the work yourself and don't know who to use as a contractor? Good! Asking me who I recommend will help to ensure you hire the best.